Peugeot officially revealed the Instinct Concept and once again provided evidence why it has a perpetual place at the top when it comes to concepts.
While the Instinct does have an eye-catching design, it serves more than that as the way the body was formed makes it clear that the goal was to make it aerodynamic for the fuel efficiency to be maximized. Rather than utilize standard mirrors, this concept car instead makes use of cameras. In fact, there are even additional cameras that have been placed within its headlights, which use light-emitting diodes, and thus allow it to check the road ahead. Any information gathered are then sent to the different assistance systems and even the safety systems. Since the Instinct is completely autonomous, the driver can decide when to take control of this vehicle.
On the inside, one will observe that are few physical controls with the whole interior having that hi-tech feel. For instance, in the center console’s middle is a 9.7-inch display that has touchscreen capabilities. This is in line with the vision of Peugeot’s when it comes to the i-Cockpit. It offers two modes with the first being “Autonomous” and the second mode which is “Drive.”
Other features include having multiple choices for the seating adjustment and this is mainly due to the individual settings that are offered not only for the seat back but even the seat base. Meanwhile the headrest is clearly using aeronautic design as an inspiration. Then there is also the “chatbot,” which according to Peugeot is a “speech-driven personal assistant” capable of taking orders from the inside.
While Peugeot did not reveal what would be powering the Instinct, it is expected by a number of people to have a plug-in hybrid configuration capable of combined output at 300 hp (224 kW).
The reveal by Peugeot follows the news that an image of the Instinct was leaked to the public. Though the image itself appears to be from the official website of the Geneva Motor Show, it was immediately taken down. However, it had already been copied as was in fact, posted at the Worldscoop forum with many other websites following soon after.
The Instinct Concept is currently on display until the 2nd of March at the Mobile World Congress currently in Barcelona, Spain. After that it will exhibited during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Along with the Instinct Concept, the brand will also be putting on display its electric vehicle, the Partner Tepee Electric. Other models expected to be part of the Geneva show are the 2017 3008 DKR, 3008 SUV, 5008 SUV, and even the redesigned 301 sedan.
Peugeot however said that it will not be participating Frankfurt Motor Show which is set for September.