Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Peugeot Press | posted October 30, 2014 15:21
The cars are 100% Brazilian concepts
Peugeot unveiled 2 concept cars based off the 208 Allure and 208 Griffe at the 2014 Sao Paolo Motor Show. According to Peugeot, the vehicles are 100% Brazilian concepts and convey a solution in terms of sustainability and urban mobility.
First is the 208 Natural concept, an eco-friendly derivative of the 208 Allure. The car's overall theme is that it is produced from sustainable sources and was worked on locally with partners such as Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate.
The outside is covered with a unique beige exterior that appears to have a fuzzy texture. Inside the cabin, it has a gray interior and a special upholstery that can be found on the seats and, the steering wheel and on the dashboard. Powering the concept vehicle is a 1.5-liter Flex engine that is mated to a manual gearbox. No performance figures were stated by Peugeot for the 208 Natural.
The second concept car is the 208 Urb which was originally based on the 208 Griffe. The idea of the 208 Urb is mobility solution which will be elaborated later on.
The car is finished in dark brown and fitted with a roof rack that holds a AE21 electric bike. With the electric bike sufficing as an alternative means of transportation. The interior remains stock but a luggage compartment tray has been installed just behind the rear seats.
Powering the 208 Urb is a 1.6-liter Flex engine that is mated to an automatic gearbox. Peugeot also did not state the exact performance figures of the 208 Urb.