This is the five-door Proton plug-in hybrid concept, co-developed with Italdesign Giugiaro, that will debut on March 2 at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
The concept is part of a range of environmentally friendly compact hybrids that Proton and Italdesign Giugiaro are working on.
The design is based on a hybrid drive system and was developed with the aim of optimizing the available on-board space and car access ergonomics.
The platform, specially designed by Italdesign Giugiaro for this car family, includes a raised floorpan that is able to accommodate the hybrid system’s batteries at the rear. The four seats are identical, independent and sliding, ensuring identical comfort to passengers and driver alike.
The hybrid system includes an internal combustion engine fitted at the front used to recharge the lithium ion batteries, while the drive is fully electric.