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
|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.