2014 Peugeot Exalt Concept Review, Price and Release – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Peugeot Exalt Concept Redesign. 2014 Peugeot Exalt Concept is one brand new car from Peugeot that will be release in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2014 Peugeot Exalt Concept.
With Exalt, Peugeot unveils its imposing vision of the saloon car by following the approach initiated in 2012 with the Onyx Concept. Exalt aims to please the senses. It stands out at first contact by its radical styling choices and the materials selected.
First seen on Onyx, the distinct line in the bodywork is reinterpreted by the association of bare metal and an efficient textile, Shark Skin, inspired by the unique texture of a shark’s skin.
The remarkable acoustic comfort achieved inside permits the discovery of an array of materials – natural wool-based ‘chiné’ mixed fabric, aged leather, bare steel and ebony – used to finish the cabin. This high end variety of wood takes on its Chinese identity through the design created by the trio PINWU Design agency.
The technology incorporated makes every journey an experience: Peugeot i-Cockpit, black light, Pure Blue air purifier… this art of travel is powered by a petrol HYbrid4 drive train with an output of 340bhp.
“Peugeot’s 125 year automobile history is punctuated by models that made their mark on their era. With the Exalt Concept, the Brand asserts its position and writes a new chapter. We are moving forward, resolutely and with confidence.” Maxime Picat, Peugeot Brand CEO.
It’s still a concept so don’t expect any pricing details to be released anytime soon. But if we were to make a guess, a production Exalt could probably retail for anywhere between $90,000 and $100,000.
“Our approach is to have a responsible attitude. Peugeot Exalt is made of raw and natural elements associated with innovative and efficient materials. The idea was to finish the car with useful touches and to do it intelligently with the constant objective of optimising processes to economise on the use of materials and reduce waste. This responsible approach is also applied in the local sourcing of materials, such as black ebony from the tropical forests of South East Asia.” Sophie Gazeau, Peugeot Exalt Colours and Materials Stylist
“Peugeot Exalt is irresistibly attractive to all motoring enthusiasts, whatever their origin. This concept combines western elegance and eastern sophistication.” Fengyou Gong, Peugeot China Stylist
Peugeot Exalt advances the approach initiated by the Onyx Concept in 2012.
Regarding the work carried out on the body of the vehicle, bare steel is used to accentuate the expressive lines of the vehicle. Associated parts such as the wheels are also in bare steel in order to highlight the markings left by the milling machines.
Steel remains bare in all areas where it does not come into contact with the bodies of the four occupants. At the elbows and arm contact points, Exalt is trimmed in warm toned wood. From the bottom of the windows, it gives way to a natural wool-based ‘chiné’ mixed fabric used to trim the door panels, the dashboard and the interior roof. Between these two materials, a strip made by 3D printing conceals the speakers of the Hi-Fi system. Its structure draws inspiration from anechoic chambers where the dihedral partitions reduce acoustic interference.
Each occupant has a special welcome on board the Peugeot Exalt, whether the driver or a passenger. The bucket seats made of composite material incorporate seat squabs and backrest in natural wool-based ‘chiné’ mixed fabric with the side areas in aged leather.
Fabric and leather are worked together in a process that optimises the use of resources. So to avoid off-cuts and waste, the fabric is shaped using clamps. This simple process is inspired by the tradition of fine gentlemen’s bespoke tailoring. The fabric then presents surfaces with crisp folds and no stitching. Leather for use in cars has always been selected for the absence of markings then tanned to make it perfect. Optimising the skins, Exalt makes use of imperfections in appearance to make each one a unique signature. Then the leathers are aged naturally, without the use of chemicals.
Black ebony wood has been selected for its rare qualities and its indigenous roots to the Asian continent. It bears a motif designed by the trio PINWU Design agency; combining a lion with bamboo stems and leaves, its creation was entrusted to a Chinese master craftsman using traditional techniques.
Finally, carbon fibre gives way to basalt fibre, a natural composite. Produced by smelting the basalt stone, it reduces the use of petrochemical resources.
The Exalt’s exterior is an interesting interpretation of what Peugeot describes as an homage to the 20s and 30s French cars with exposed steel bodies hand-beaten into shape. The wicked exterior styling does conjure up an industrial look mixed in a sleek shape and modern styling. The “crude steel” finish of the Exalt is a sight to behold, even if its unlikely to hit production anytime soon.
Add that to the aggressively styled front section with the long hood and the unique twin headlamps that was actually set in the bumper and you have the makings of a really unique-looking Peugeot concept.
But the hood and the headlamps are just the first two pieces of the puzzle. There’s also a distinct grille that proudly serves as nice backdrop to the Peugeot lion, which is made even more symbolic given how revered the animal is in Chinese culture.
The rest of the sedan is right around the shape of what you’d expect, but once you get a chance to look at the rear section, you’re going to notice the other distinct characteristic of the Exalt’s exterior. Peugeot Peugeot calls it the “Shark Skin” textile and according to the company, it serves more than just an aesthetic purpose. Apart from its visual appearance, the textile’s technical grain structure allows it to help improve the concept’s aerodynamic performance.
2014 Peugeot Exalt Concept – Exterior Dimensions:
Peugeot really pulled no punches dressing up the Exalt Concept’s interior, almost to the point of the ridiculous. There are plenty of design characteristics to look at, not the least of which is what Peugeot describes as its “i-Cockpit”.
Try to turn your eyes away from the black-ebony wood on the dashboard and center stack and you’ll likely appreciate the cabin more. The leather-wrapped, wood-trimmed steering wheel and the digital instrument cluster that features two folding touchscreen displays are a nice touch to the Exalt’s overall look and functionality. Whereas the former is distinguishable because of its use of “chiné”, a natural wool-based mixed fabric, the latter provides the kind of modern tech functionality that we still haven’t seen in today’s production cars.
You’ll also notice nine toggle switches Peugeot installed on the dashboard of the Exalt. Peugeot’s inspiration is a little over our heads, but each of these switches do serve their own individual purpose, so that’s worth pointing out. One of these toggle switches controls activation of the black light system, which now seems appropriate for a cabin as eccentric as the Exalt.
Weighing just 1,700kg, Peugeot Exalt is powered by a plug-in HYbrid4 drive train with a total maximum power of 340bhp shared between the four wheels. The bonnet houses the 1.6-litre THP 270bhp developed by Peugeot Sport. Coupled to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, this 4-cylinder petrol engine develops a specific power output of nearly 170bhp per litre, making it one of the best in the world.
At the rear, the multi-link rear axle contains a 50kW electric machine for electric or hybrid phases of operation. This machine also intervenes to recharge the battery through energy recovery braking. On deceleration, braking is produced by the resistant torque of the electric machine. In this way the HYbrid4 technology converts into electricity the kinetic energy that would otherwise have been dissipated as heat through the brake discs and pads.
Intelligent technology, HYbrid4 instantly adapts to the driver’s wishes by selecting the most suitable mode: pure electric, petrol only, petrol-electric hybrid. The driver feels the intensity of the journey, enjoying Peugeot’s expertise in road handling performance.
With Peugeot Exalt, the Brand unveils its imposing vision of the saloon. It demonstrates once again that emotion has always been at the heart of our heritage and genes.