The Peugeot EXALT Concept takes up a large saloon platform and at the same time, denotes a merry blend of balance, local sourcing, recycling-based production and more. With its sleek, athletic lines, EXALT embodies all the power of current Peugeot design. Sitting on wide tracks with powerfully rounded wheel arches, the five-door saloon expresses its style over a length of 4.70m, combining flat surfaces and straight-cut lines to strike the perfect balance between aggressiveness and softness.
Peugeot EXALT Concept is a potential D-segment successor to the current 508
At a glance, the EXALT carries taut, dynamic lines, a high waist line, a raked windscreen, twin headlights set into the bumper, a low roof (just 1.31m), a very slender profile, tightly-shaped side panels with basalt-fiber sills, and large 20-inch wheels. The distinctive front grille in the form of the Peugeot Lion emblem and airflow fins with LED indicators complete the EXALT’s front identity. From the rear, the ‘Coupe Franche’ or clear line between the rear door and the quarter light create a sophisticated tone-on-tone transition between the bare steel and the grey of the ‘Shark Skin’.
The EXALT has an aerodynamic performance ratings of 0.6 SCX, thanks to the inclusion of an air extractor in the rear bumper, a curve-shaped roof, profiled mirrors, and the hollowed spoiler.
Inside, there’s the ‘Newspaper Wood’ finish and tailgate with easy access and stow-away electric scooter. The driver states at the Peugeot i-Cockpit that houses a compact steering, digital instrument panel, an extended center console with two folding touchscreens: the upper portion controls the on-board electronics, Hi-Fi and navigation systems, while the lower portion gives access to the air conditioning and ‘Pure Blue’ air treatment system.
A 1.6 THP powerplant for the EXALT Concept that works across the Peugeot line-up
The EXALT Concept is powered by a petrol-electric HYbrid4 drivetrain with a combined output of 340hp, shared between the four wheels. The chiselled bonnet houses the 1.6-liter THP 270hp engine that is developed by Peugeot Sport. Coupled with a six-speed automatic gearbox, this four-cylinder petrol engine develops a specific power output of nearly 170hp per liter.
Peugeot has confirmed the EXALT Concept as the main highlight for its home motor show, which takes place from 4 October in the City of lights.