(from Peugeot Press Release)
The Hoggar is far from being your normal concept car, being in the image
of the extraordinary, wild and spectacular desert in southern Algeria
which it is named after. The Hoggar has free-flowing lines, a
sober interior and hi-tech fittings, and offers a spectacular level of
power and efficiency.
With its twin HDi engine with particle filters, offering 360 hp, this
concept car is particularly environmentally friendly, as well as having
advanced suspension and road holding that is optimised for extreme
With visible mechanical components that look like the drawing of
powerful musculature, the Hoggar combines a compact volume with
low-slung proportions, accentuating the impression it gives of a wild
animal ready to leap.
The Hoggar is
a top-end 4-wheel drive vehicle consisting of a self-supporting carbon
bodyshell reinforced with two lengthwise stainless steel roll bars.
First and foremost, the Hoggar is a two-seater open-top vehicle.
Consequently, this concept car does not have either a roof or side
windows: the cabin is largely open, without a roof panel.
The Hoggar has two powerplants with a sequential gearbox controlled
using a lever or controls fitted to the steering wheel. The vehicle is
however capable of running on just one of its two motors. Everything is
interlinked electronically: there is no mechanical link between the
front and rear.
The Hoggar, which was designed to cross
extreme obstacles, has highly-developed suspension for this purpose,
incorporating 2 shock-absorbers per wheel.
The vehicle’s restrained interior combines technology and elegance. In
an environment which mixes the refinement of brown leather and aluminium,
the Hoggar seats 2 people, who can use the hi-tech equipment via a
central console with a touch screen.