Named after a desert in Algeria, the Peugeot Hoggar Concept was a 2-seat off-road concept that Debuted at Geneva in 2003. The Hoggar's unique compact design features no overhang, and has 4WD powered by 2 Diesel HDi engines with one placed at the front transverse, and the other at the rear transverse, producing a total of 360 hp. The frame is a one-piece carbon fiber shell with tubular sub-frames, and was designed with the intention to condense the internals of the vehicle.
The Hoggar had various technology implemented that was cutting-edge at the time for production cars. The choice of diesel engines was partly due to the prominence of diesel engines in the early 2000s, typically providing more torque than the petrol counterparts while still being efficient. High torque is also a desired trait for a 4x4, but what made the Hoggar unique was its filtering ability that significantly reduced exhaust emissions while retaining a 590lb ft of torque (Although no official emissions figure was ever disclosed). The twin engines were each managed by a 6 speed gearbox controlled electronically to simplify shifting either automatically or via flappy paddles on the steering wheel
Outside of its debut, the 2-seater buggy never passed concept stage, although the Hoggar name was reused for a production coupe utility version of the Peugeot 207 in 2010.
Introduced in the Winter Update, the Peugeot Hoggar Concept is the first and only Class-S buggy to be introduced via updates in the game. As of the Coachella Update, the Hoggar Concept is a mid class-S vehicle that requires 30 to unlock. The Hoggar starts at a rank of 30, and requires 3 hours for a refill to complete, of which costs 275 credits to initiate.
With little deviations from the real-life rendition, the Peugeot Hoggar Concept's visual changes are only based from the various decals that can be chosen. Like with the other buggies, a human driver can be seen operating the Hoggar Concept during races, but is not present when in the garage.
While perhaps slightly better than the Ariel Nomad, the Peugeot Hoggar Concept is still a comparatively weak buggy when comparing it to the likes of the Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS and Lynx DCC 2016-J, and is one of the worst buggies in the game. Its stats are nothing special in its archetype, having responsive and drifty handling, great acceleration, low top speed, and a wide drift radius. The Hoggar's issue is exactly the same as the Nomad, both having very poor drift-boosting and airspeed capabilities that kill off any potential the pair have in terms of competing anywhere. At least the Hoggar can be argued to be better than the Nomad as the drift-boosting and airspeed potential is marginally better, and has a better drifting radius, but both are still comparable to each other.
Being a Class-S car, the Hoggar Concept can be upgraded to Level 50 without any rank up tools required, but much like the Nomad, it is always a slow car no matter the rank. There are no real tracks the Hoggar excels in due to it having all of the drawbacks of using a buggy but no benefits that come from the best in the archetype, however it is at its quickest on Gobi and Detroit tracks.
Speed Modifier Approximation
* when using the Land Rover Defender as 100 % benchmark
The Peugeot Hoggar Concept has the worst speed modifier in the archetype (although still decent when compared to other archetypes). The low modifier means that the seemingly high top speed is actually comparable to the 2016-J, and has a lower all-in top speed than both the Lynx and Polaris. Airspeed is not very relevant since it is very difficult to reach it without decent drift-boosting capabilities. Extra Tank increases top speed, which can help cut down on laptimes, but still won't be enough to compete with the best cars in the game.
In terms of time-limited events, the Hoggar is the featured vehicle in the Bailey Blade XT4 Championship. The Hoggar is a decent option for The Factory, but as always there are much better choices. Note that this event is only available when the player does not have the corresponding decal that can be won, so only participate when able to qualify for a top position.
The Peugeot Hoggar may be one of the easier class-S cars to max, owing to its blueprints being easily available through warm-ups and exclusive boxes, but is not recommended to upgrade to maximum level due to its severe lack of pace compared to the best buggies in the game, although it has at the very least more value than the Ariel Nomad due to it requiring less class-S tools to max.
|Peugeot Hoggar Concept Blueprint – Last checked: May 1, 2021|
Rarity: Class S
Vehicle: Peugeot Hoggar Concept (30 to build, 1 to overclock)
Availability: Boxes, Test Drive, Championship Warm-Up, Black Market
|2008 DKR • 208 WRX • Hoggar Concept • Onyx • RCZ R • SR1|