the alliance of two worlds
The Peugeot EXALT is a sleek, athletic concept car. This 5-door, dynamic saloon is made of raw, natural materials, and makes car lovers' souls stir by combining traditional codes and innovative materials.
Sitting on wide tracks with strongly rounded wheel arches, and measuring up at 4.70 m, the Peugeot EXALT shows its style and a sublime association of flat surfaces and sharp cuts.
the efficient association of materials
The Peugeot EXALT concept, first unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, comprises materials from the melding of cultures and French and Chinese know-how. Peugeot continues to build on the vision of the saloon it first unveiled with the ONYX concept in 2012, exemplified by materials that achieve a blend of balance, local sourcing, recycling-based production and more. Its designers chose to be radical by getting rid of any unnecessary material, keeping only those materials that had been hand-picked with efficiency in mind. They favoured bare steel, Shark Skin, heather mixture fabric, aged leather and ebony, to give the concept car a unique look and enhance the driver's experience. Peugeot is showcasing the EXALT concept in its new livery at the Paris Motor Show.
A glance at history
The sharp cut of the Peugeot EXALT's bodywork has been partly reworked using raw steel, so that the vehicle's lines are fully revealed. As a tribute to the art of the French car in the Twenties and Thirties, its raw-steel bodywork is hand-formed by a master sheet-metal craftsman.
A new contrast
For the Paris Motor Show, this feature is highlighted by a clear line between the rear door and the quarter light that creates a sophisticated tone-on-tone transition between the bare steel and the grey of the Shark Skin. The result is a finish notably different from the version seen in Beijing.
The Peugeot EXALT's rear end is clad in Shark Skin, an efficient textile produced by biomimicry and inspired by the structure of shark skin. Its technical grain structure greatly improves the car's drag coefficient and aerodynamic performance, in order to reduce its fuel consumption.At the Beijing Motor Show, its use is emphasized by a straight line making the transition between the grey of the steel and the red of the Shark Skin.
Have a seat in the Peugeot EXALT's original bucket seats.Their composite structure is a combination of chiné fabric backrests and seats, with sides made of aged leather.The Peugeot EXALT has kept the imperfections of naturally aged leather, so as to optimise the management of resources.These seats are real masterpieces, inspired by the tradition of the great menswear shops.They are covered using a technique for shaping with clips, resulting in surfaces with seamless, sharp creases, avoiding cuts and scraps of fabrics.
an instinctive driver's cockpit
The Peugeot EXALT is fitted with the Peugeot i-Cockpit, to let the driver fully enjoy an intense, pleasurable driving experience. The driver is comfortably seated in a bucket seat, with a small steering wheel trimmed in chiné fabric and leather, as well as a digital instrument panel. This innovative driver's cockpit is easy to handle and offers intuitive reading, improving the harmony with the concept car's aerodynamics.
The driver's cockpit that really increases sensations
The Peugeot i-Cockpit's features make this saloon car a showcase of technology: centre console, Pure Blue system offering an innovative air treatment system, activation of a black light for calmer driving. The incredible, ergonomic and acoustic comfort in the cockpit lets you appreciate the textures and materials used in the Peugeot EXALT's interior design at Beijing Motor Show.
When material makes sense
For the Beijing Motor Show, the Peugeot EXALT concept car sets off the black ebony wood, chosen for its noble aspect and the fact that it grows on the Asian continent. The wood was carved by a Chinese craftsman, master in a traditional technique, who was able to reproduce the image designed by the PINWU Design Trio agency, mixing a lion with bamboo leaves and stems.
A relooked interior
As part of the campaign to ensure sourcing as close as possible to relevant markets, in China, the EXALT used ebony, chosen because of its plentiful growth in Asia. In Europe, this material has been replaced by "Newspaper Wood", which, as the name implies, is made from recycled business newspapers, creating a distinctive salmon-pink hue.
Finally, carbon fibre has given way to basalt fibre, a natural composite.
Set your own controls
The world of music is a main element of the Peugeot EXALT's cockpit, with nine toggle switches, two controls to the left of the steering wheel and seven to the right. The driver is free to associate these switches with the functions of his choice: access to navigation, vehicle settings. He also has two folding touch screens emerging from the dashboard.
the power of design
The exterior design of the Peugeot EXALT gives us a sublime vision of a saloon car. The long steel bonnet emerges from an expressive front end, where the twin headlights are part of the signature lighting that identifies the brand.
In the middle, the powerful grille emerges from the bodywork and provides the backdrop for the lion. The bottom part of the bonnet divides the flow of air feeding the engine, using beak-shaped intakes housing the LED indicators.
Peugeot EXALT, the power of the Lion
The Peugeot Exalt combines raw, natural materials with mastered technology, so that you can feel the emotion of driving a powerful car. With the Peugeot Exalt concept, the brand unveils its imposing vision of the saloon. Once again, it demonstrates that emotion has always been at the heart of our heritage and genes.
the Peugeot Exalt experience
The Peugeot EXALT's powerful motorization is for high performance. The saloon car weighs only 1700 kg, and is powered by a plug-in HYbrid4 drive chain with a total of 340 hp distributed over the four wheels. The chiselled bonnet housing the 1.6 THP 270 engine, coupled with a 6-speed automatic gearbox, enables you to reach an output of nearly 170 hp/l engine capacity, which is one of the best in the world. The multi-arm axle at the rear is fitted with a 50 kW electric machine for electric or hybrid driving.
Moreover, the tailgate and integral motorized hobby flap reveals a boot with a low-loading sill, providing easy access to the HYbrid-kick concept, a fold-away electric scooter stowed below the boot floor, an addition that is ideal for covering last-mile mobility.
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