Peugeot is going to continue experimenting with odd materials with a new version of their Exalt Concept, to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October. The new concept builds on what started with the Onyx concept and the first Exalt and introduces new features and materials more trustworthy than copper and recycled newspaper.
The design of Peugeot Exalt is rather interesting as it has the form of a coupe with a low roof and 20-inch wheels, but it is actually a five-door saloon with wide tracks, flat surfaces and straight-cut lines. The main highlight of this concept is the bare steel bodywork, hand-formed by a master panel-beater.
The steel body is complemented at the back with ‘Shark Skin’, an efficient textile that draws on ‘bio-mimicry’ to create a technical grain structure that markedly improves the aerodynamic performance of the vehicle and reduces fuel consumption. This results in unique two-tone finish for the body.
Other notable features of Peugeot Exalt include a clever tailgate which features an ingenious opening mechanism and provides easy access to the HYbrid-kick, an innovative electric scooter, stowed below the boot floor, and the 340 horsepower petrol-electric HYbrid4 drivetrain.