10 April 2014
Peugeot unveils radical new Exalt Concept
In homage to the art of the French motor car from the twenties and thirties, bare steel bodywork - seen also on the Peugeot Onyx concept - has been hand-formed by a master panel beater.
The car's slender profile conceals a spacious cabin with an array of natural materials, aged leather, natural wool-based mixed fabric, and ebony wood. Two folding touch screens emerge from the dashboard - one gives access to the on board computer, the Hi-Fi and navigation systems while the second presents a control bar to provide access to the automatic air conditioning and Peugeot's new Pure Blue air purification system.
The Peugeot Exalt has a versatile boot with a low loading sill and wooden trim. A special mechanism allows maximum opening, while needing less space externally.
The car is powered by a HYbrid4 drive train with a total maximum power of 350hp shared between the four wheels. The bonnet houses the 1.6 THP 270bhp developed by Peugeot sport. There's a 50kW electric machine for electric or hybrid phases of operation at the rear. This also recharges the battery through energy recovery braking.
Peugeot say the Exalt Concept 'writes a new chapter' moving forward.