Peugeot Unveil the Exalt Concept at Beijing Motor Show

Directly inspired by the Onyx Concept, the Peugeot EXALT Concept Car gives a glimpse of what Peugeot’s in the not-too-distant future while look like.

However, this strikingly-sleek coupé may only be released in China.

In homage to the art of the French motor car from the twenties and thirties, its bare steel bodywork is hand-formed by a master panel beater. A unique item, it seizes the historical cues that excite automobile passion.

The interior of this exceptional saloon, with four doors and four individual seats, offers the traditional Chinese craft of working in wood, a quite exceptional field for expression. Accordingly, Macassar ebony, selected for the area in Asia where it grows and its warm colour, which covers the upper parts of the door panels, has been worked on by a pair of Chinese artists. The trio PINWU Design agency created a motif combining a lion with bamboo stems and leaves. A Chinese craftsman sculpted it using a traditional technique for creating prints on fabric and paper.

Secure in their bucket seat, the driver has the use of the Peugeot i-Cockpit, designed for complete driving enjoyment.

The Peugeot Exalt Concept Car is equipped with a plug-in HYbrid4 drive train with a total power of 340bhp, made up of a 1.6-litre THP 270bhp engine, coupled to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and a 50kW electric motor in the rear axle, allowing four-wheel drive.

Peugeot presented 16 production vehicles and concept car at the Beijing Motor Show including the launch of the China launch of the 2008 Crossover and the RCZ-R.