Paris 2014 Preview: Peugeot Quartz concept rendered images revealed

Paris 2014 Preview: Peugeot Quartz concept rendered images revealed image

Text: / Photos: Peugeot | posted September 18, 2014 15:34

Equipped with a hybrid plug-in powertrain

Peugeot has revealed the rendered images of the Quartz concept ahead of its global debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show next month.

The automaker has been building the Quartz concept since 2009 and has infused it with innovative design that intends to give a new take on the Crossover segment.

The exterior of the Quartz concept is adorned with sleek lines with short overhangs. Peugeot says the concept has an “athletic stance on the road” that is emphazised by its long hood. It also has a chequered grille that houses the automaker's lion badge.

The Peugeot Quartz concept

The lighting system of the Quartz concept features LED units for improved efficiency. It also has a glass roof, two rear spoilers and the concept vehicle sits on a 23-inch wheels.

Inside, Peugeot says the Quartz concept is the first-ever vehicle to employ digitally woven textile. The textile is woven with polyester fiber from recycled plastic water bottles. The center console of the concept vehicle is finished is Basalt, a strong light material formed when magma is quickly cooled.

The interior of the Peugeot Quartz concept

The floor pan, sides and roof are trimmed in black leather while the door frames are made from a block of composite material. The Quartz concept also features a compact steering wheel with embedded controls, head-up display and bucket seats.

It is powered by a 507 PS hybrid plug-in powertrain comprising of a 1.6-liter THP petrol engine that delivers 274 PS with 330 Nm of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, the powertrain is supplemented by two electric motors.