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Beijing 2014 Preview: Peugeot to introduce the Exalt Concept

Beijing 2014 Preview: Peugeot to introduce the Exalt Concept image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Peugeot | posted April 11, 2014 11:31

The Exalt Concept picks up where the Onyx left off.

Peugeot is set to unveil their vision of a saloon car at the 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.  It began in 2012 with the Onyx but has been finally realized with the upcoming Exalt Concept.

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The most noticeable feature of the Exalt Concept is the ‘radical styling choices and the materials selected’.  Getting inspiration from the texture of a shark’s skin, the Exalt Concept’s bodywork combines bare metal with efficient textile and is aptly named, Shark Skin.

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Peugeot uses every bit of available technology on the Exalt Concept.  It offers Peugeot i-Cockpit has an intuitively arranged digital instrumentation panel while two folding screens appear on-demand for access to the on-board computer, the entertainment and navigation system, climate control and Pure Blue system.

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The black light system addresses visibility issues whether driving in the morning or at night.

Pure Blue air purifier works by spreading bactericides and fungicides.  Once the vehicle is moving, an active filter treats the air before it enters the cabin, eliminating VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and fine particles. So in all circumstances the occupants travel in a purified environment.

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Weighing just 1,700kg, the Peugeot Exalt Concept 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-liter 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 liter, making it one of the best in the world.

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“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,” said Maxime Picat, PEUGEOT Brand CEO.