Frankfurt Motor Show 2011: Peugeot HX1

French automobile manufacturer Peugeot has released details of its latest plug-in hybrid concept called the HX1, choosing to launch news of the green car in advance of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, which will be sure to highlight a range of new concepts from a variety of European, American, and Asian automakers.

We first noticed news of the HX1 over on the DesignBuzz blog that praised the new vehicle for its style, which is strikingly similar to Ford’s recently unveiled Evos hybrid concept and Peugeot’s SXC concept that we covered earlier this year.

Peugeot HX1, Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrids, France, Diesel

image via Peugeot

The plug-in hybrid HX1 features Peugeot’s Hybrid4 technology, which claimed to be the world’s first diesel hybrid technology that is also found on the company’s 508 RXH sport utility model.

Few other details about the car have been released, but we’ll be sure to follow news of the car. And while the HX1 may never be a full production car, the powertrain and design features will no doubt be incorporated into future models from the Peugeot.

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Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

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