Peugeot will bring a European version of the Exalt Concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show featuring a new livery. For those who don’t know, the first Exalt Concept was unveiled earlier this year at the Auto China 2014, but the vehicle was trimmed in ‘Shark Skin’, an efficient textile that creates a technical grain structure in order to improve the aerodynamic performances of the vehicle.
Just like the original version, the new Exalt features the Coupe Frache, a clear line that delimitates the rear door and the quarter light in order to create a tone-on-tone transition between the bare steel and the ‘Shark Skin’.
Inside, the i-Cockpit features a small steering wheel wrapped in leather an chine, which is a natural wool, digital instrument panel and two folding touchscreens that emerge from the dash, one that gives access to the on-board computer, Hi-Fi and navigation, while the other one provides access to the automatic air conditioning and the ‘Pure Blue’ system.
‘Pure Blue’ is Peugeot’s innovative air treatment that emits bactericides and fungicides in order to purify the surfaces in the cabin. This happens only when the vehicle is stationary, because when it is moving, an active filter treats the air before it enters the cabin in order to eliminate the volatile organic compounds (VOC) as well as fine particles.
Under the hood of this beauty is a four-cylinder 1.6-liter THP petrol engine that generates 270 hp, bolted to a six-speed automatic gearbox which sends the power to the front wheels. The multi-link rear axle features a 50 kW electric motor used for electric or hybrid phases or operation.
In addition, the electric motor is used to recharge the battery through energy-recovery braking. The total output of the hybrid system is 340 hp. With this new concept, Peugeot shows its future vision of the saloon and once again it shows that it is an integral part of its heritage and genes.