Peugeot Exalt Concept: OFFICIALThu, 10 Apr 2014
The Peugeot Exalt Concept (pictured) now officially revealed
We had the first photo of the Peugeot Exalt Concept earlier in the week, but now Peugeot has caught up with that reveal and released a gallery of photos of the Exalt and details too. With strong design hints from Peugeot’s Onyx Concept – like the long bonnet, short overhangs, bold wheel-arches and crisp lines – the Exalt appears to be a five-door hatch even though it looks like a four-door swoopy coupe.
Peugeot has hand-made the bare metal body panels of the Exalt and covered it in part with a ‘Shark Skin’ material which is said to improve aerodynamics and fuel consumption.
Inside is a new layout based loosely on the i-Cockpit of the 308 with natural wool-based fabrics and basalt fibre with a long centre console with folding touchscreens and digital instrument panel.
Under the skin is a next-gen Hybrid4 powertrain which couples a 266 bhp petrol engine to a 89 bhp electric motor at the back for a combined output of 335 bhp and four wheel drive.
Although the bare metal, hand crafted body panels and some of the fancy materials on the interior would never be cost-effective for a production car, if the Exalt points to a future production model from Peugeot in its design then Peugeot are definitely on the right track.
The Peugeot Exalt Concept will debut at the Beijing Motor Show later this month.
By Cars UK