Peugeot presented the Quartz concept. The model is a hypothetical proposal of the French brand in the category of crossovers and it will make its official debut at the Paris auto show along with the Exalt concept.
The Peugeot Quartz, combines the body of an SUV with the cabin of a sedan. It is based on the EMP2 platform used for the 308, it has a length of 4.5 meters and width of 2.06 meters, while the lines of the car are “dynamic” and “sporty” with the long hood and the 23 inch alloy wheels complete the sporty look. The Quartz concept has LED lights, glass roof and a spoiler that splits in two and according to the company it improves the aerodynamic efficiency of the model.
The interior is lined with a combination of leather and “digitally woven material” with fibers derived from recycled plastic water bottles. The dashboard is clearly driver-focused while the necessary information, is displayed on two screens and on a heads-up display.
Mechanically, the Peugeot Quartz is equipped with a hybrid powertrain consisting of 1.6 liter THP petrol engine producing 270 hp and two electric motors (one for the front axle and one for the rear), of 85 kW each. The engine is combined to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and the driver can choose between three different modes: ZEV, which when used, the Quartz can cover 50 kilometers driven solely by electric motors, Road, which activates only the petrol engine and Race mode that uses the entire powertrain to exploit to the maximum the chassis and the LSD differential.