Innovation & Technology: Peugeot’s new concept car The Onyx

Debuting at the upcoming Paris Motor Show this month, French car manufacturers Peugeot will unveil their concept diesel-hybrid car, “The Onyx”, demonstrating the brand’s new and forward thinking approach to interior and exterior vehicle design.

The Oynx was developed with Dutch designer Meike Meijer and design label Vij5, and employs their recycled NewspaperWood technique for its interior elements such as the dashboard and seating.

“The car’s futuristic interior design consists of a brave combination of the materials NewspaperWood, wool felt and carbon,” explain Vij5.

Additional uses of innovative materials include the car’s exterior, which is lined with copper metal (chosen because of the metal’s unique ability to change in color over time) and lightweight carbon fiber, while blown glass was used to construct the fuel gauge.

Along with sleek aesthetics, The Oynx boasts a “regenerative braking system”, which recovers and restores kinetic energy usually lost when the vehicle’s brakes are used, reverting this into additional horsepower when the driver wishes to accelerate.

This year’s Paris Motor Show, from September 29 – October 14, 2012,  will present the latest innovations in concept cars, materials and in-car technology.  Keep watching the site for our comprehensive show report. – Samantha Fox

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  • I would kill to have this car. Anyone knows how much will it be sold for?