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Renault will introduce a top-of-the-range concept diesel hybrid—Ondelios—at the Paris Motor Show in October. Three rows of seats provide seating for six in a vehicle with a Cd of 0.29

Ondelios
The Renault Ondelios.

Ondelios is powered by a hybrid powerplant which combines a more powerful 205 hp (150 kW) version of the 2.0 dCi engine, with two 20 kW electric motors at the front and rear. The motors operate in mild hybrid mode, giving the engine extra boost as required, and support regenerative braking. The front motor also uses stop-start technology.

The electric motor mounted on the rear axle drives the rear wheels when the ESP sensors detect a loss of traction, thus giving Ondelios the capability of a 4WD vehicle. The car is equipped with a 4 kWh lithium-ion battery.

The diesel delivers torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) between 1,700 and 3,800 rpm. The 2.0 dCi unit takes Ondelios from a standing start to 100 kph in 7.8 seconds. Combined with a seven-speed, double-clutch gearbox, Ondelios has a fuel consumption rating of 4.5 L/100km (52 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 120 g/km.

Comments

clett

That 4 kWh battery is massive - almost enough to make it PHEV compatible! Eg Prius uses just a 1.3 kWh battery.

Reality Czech

The engine specifications are very high also.

HarveyD

A 7-seat hotrod @ 52 mpg is almost too good to be true.

This vehicle will leave many other way behind for years.

Will it be exported to North America?

It could make the 2035 CAFE a bit rediculous.

GdB

I needs a bigger battery for those ridiculous high inertia hood bling wheels.

GdB

It needs a bigger battery for those ridiculous high inertia hood bling wheels.

mahonj

I just wish they would put that technology into the next Espace (minivan).
It is looking a bit dated and could certainly do with a bit of hybridization.
I do not think they will get the Cd down to 0.29, but the hybridization would be useful, as long as the car did not end up costing a mint.

the wheels are aluminum alloy not hood bling to be exact Gdb

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