Peugeot HX1 concept is one unusually sleek plug-in MPV [w/video]

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Under design guru Gilles Vidal, Peugeot is starting to show off its an adventurous maturity, as seen in the HX1 six-seat concept revealed today at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Powered by the Peugeot’s through-the-road HYbrid4 technology and using a 2.2-liter HDi diesel instead of the automaker’s 2.0-liter oil burner, the HX1 combines good power – 299 bhp – with astonishingly low fuel consumption of 73.5 miles per gallon equivalent (U.S.) and CO2 emissions of only 83 grams per kilometer. And with its plug-in capability, Peugeot says the HX1 features a useful electric-only range of 18.6 miles.

Design-wise, the HX1 concept features a windscreen pulled so far to the front that it’s more “cab-in-the-next-country” than “cab forward.” Add in a quartet of unusual scissor doors and the HX1 takes most elements that make up a typical MPV and, well, reinvents them.

What’s truly ingenious in the HX1 are its second-row seats, which literally pull right out of the back side of the front seats.

Outside, trick aerodynamic elements deploy at speed, off the rear of the HX1 and from the wheels. Follow the jump for more details on the HX1 including a video, then check out the concept’s wizardry in our high-res image gallery.

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