Peugeot is unveiling two concept vehicles in Geneva -- the XY Concept, which is made for urban dwellers who love refinement and distinction, and the GTi Concept, which re-generates an icon. These concept cars present two expressions of the brand's upmarket trend in the supermini segment. They also interpret the generation leap already distinct by the 208, but in different contexts. A 1.6-liter e-HDi engine powers the XY Concept, developing 115bhp and equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The vehicle brings its passengers in a sophisticated environment, with a Crimson color treatment applied to the decorated interior and exterior bodywork. Special 'Pulsion' paintwork means that the XY Concept seems to transform constantly, depending on the distance and the location from which it is seen. This capability to change is the result of an exclusive technique, based on the very accurate application of 16 coats of lacquer and paint.
The passenger compartment is spruced with crimson stitched leather on the armrests, dashboard, gear lever gaiter and sides, and steering wheel rings. It has stripes on floor mats and seat inserts, while the panoramic glass roof is trimmed in black leather at the edge. Five metal rings are featured on pearly grey leather pleated seats, tightening and pinching the material.
The interior also features an exclusive steering wheel clad in leather, with crimson micro-stripes and a chrome insert in the lower portion. It also has a panoramic glass roof that adds a 'gunmetal' aesthetic treatment to the steering wheel decorations, vent trims and door crossbars. The XY Concept features exclusive dual-effect 18-inch alloy wheels that match its 'Pulsion' color and special detailing with colored chrome accenting the panoramic glass roof trim. The quarter panel and the lower window edge are finished off with a special grille treatment with three horizontal chrome bars.