In time for its home Motor Show, Peugeot has presented a new concept car: the e-Legend Concept, a 100 all-electric vehicle The Peugeot e-Legend is based on the unmiskable Peugeot 504 from yesteryears.
The Peugeot e-Legend is deemed a hyper-technological vehicle that comes in the form of a Coupé. It is also an autonomous vehicle that elevates the driving experiences by using very modern codes, a template and realistic and pragmatic proportions.
In looks, the Peugeot e-Legend Concept features athletic and sensual proportions. At the front, the look of the vehicle is identifiable thanks to a visual signature with three claws and two double modules. Further highlights entail the front wings, a black aluminium beam and a chrome-plated stainless steel bumper.
From the rear, the iconic visual signature of the Peugeot range is also three claws and treated in a very technological way. The third brake light, located at the top of the rear window, covers its full width with a multi-blade assembly that reflects itself.
The flanks are treated in three distinct layers with, in particular, an extension of the technical platform in the lower part and a large glazed area, inspired by the sheet metal/glass ratio of the Peugeot 504 Coupé.
Inside, the large glazed surfaces afford the interior of e-LEGEND Concept with a five beautiful light. The wheel arches are carved in negative and the one at the front includes an air passage. It is emphasized by a metal arch surrounding the side windows and magnifying a rear windscreen encased and faceted.
In addition, visible from the outside under the rear quarter windscreen, a screen displays a personalized greeting and the charge level to its user before departure. It also warns people outside that the car is driving in autonomous mode. The touch-opening door control is skilfully concealed in the side window. Furthermore, the body is a shade of grey subtly tinted with champagne, extremely tense. Depending on the outside light, the colour changes from a chrome reflecting its entire environment to a polished bronze metal look.
The Peugeot e-Legend Concept dimensions: length is 4650 mm, width is 1930 mm, height is 1370 mm and wheelbase measures 2690 mm. Wheel size is 9-inch diameter rims, matched with mass production-sized tyres.
Other worthy highlights comprise silk velvet, Paldao wood upper parts and doorways, turquoise blue seats, modern mesh materials and weft woven digitally and especially for this Concept. This material is also found in 3008 or 5008.
To complete the immersion and personalization of its interior, a fragrance diffuser scents the vehicle. Ex-Nihilo has created two perfumes specific to the Conceptb 6 Immersive and warm sensation.
Peugeot e-Legend Concept: Technology-savvy
It’s broadcast on 16 screens of different sizes, for example: 49 inches curved under the front helm to the occupants, 29 inches in the doors or 12 inches in each sun visor. Digital materials have been the subject of in-depth reflection to fit perfectly and blend into the passenger compartment. The center console provides access to the main driving controls through a rotary control and a 6-inch touch screen. To the left of the steering wheel, a digital toggle bar is composed of contextual and configurable commands depending on the driving mode.
The design of the H seats and the vertical padding are inspired by the 504 Coupé: more volume with the most compact dimensions possible, comfort fit combining ease and stimulating support thanks to the use of shape memory foams (like a tailored suit). The headrests are crossing, adjustable or fully retractable and integrated into the seat.
The Peugeot i-Cockpit® is a prominent feature that characterizes the models of the brand. It includes a headset with three dials and an ultra compact steering wheel.
The Concept is powered by a 100% electric power train. With 100 kWh batteries, the engine reaches 800 Nm torque and 340 Kw power distributed to the four-wheel drive. This level of performance makes it possible to travel 0/100 km/h in less than 4s and reach a maximum speed of 220Km/h. The range is 600 km according to the WLTP protocol of which 500 km are accessible in 25 minutes thanks to a fast recharge.