TWO SELF-DRIVING MODES
SOFT: a blend of digital surfaces and information reduced to the bare minimum,
SHARP: maximum connection to your digital activity (social networks, diary, etc.); dynamic typing of the car is possible.
Boredom is cleary not part of the PEUGEOT brand's DNA, because autonomous does not mean monotonous, and because the energy transition will not erase 120 years of automotive history, PEUGEOT is unveiling e-LEGEND CONCEPT.
PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT is not just a technological manifesto. It is the vision of a brand, PEUGEOT, actively looking towards an optimistic and ultra-desirable future. For PEUGEOT, electric and autonomous are synonymous with even stronger sensations, and boredom is clearly not part of the PEUGEOT brand’s DNA.
With PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT, for the PEUGEOT Brand the aim is to deepen and hone the experience of the 100% autonomous, electric, connected car.
More features are added to the Responsive i-COCKPIT® to offer users a specifically customised immersive driving experience for each of the 4 modes available. Nowadays we are all constantly over-stimulated, so some time for ourselves is probably the single most precious commodity available. Self-driving will give us this time for ourselves and create new experiences to be shared inside our cars.
PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT emphasises the brand’s DNA by marrying its legacy with the most cutting-edge technologies in the automotive industry.
PEUGEOT proves that a hyper-technological car can look like a desirable. The choice of the silhouette of a coupé for a self-driving car heighten driving experiences by utilising very modern elements, and very realistic and pragmatic dimensions and proportions. The emergence of new electric platforms opens up a host of possibilities for designers by eliminating the technical constraints of the thermal combustion engine.
To shape its technological vision, PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT draws from the brand’s heritage. A nod to this heritage is its reinterpretation of the major stylistic themes of a pleasure vehicle, the 504 coupé : a streamlined, sporty, steely and sensual silhouette and a cabin, bowed towards the rear axle, with large windows.
In the front, the car’s expression is identifiable thanks to a 3-claw visual signature and two double modules reminiscent of the 504 coupé’s 4 headlights.
The technical zone is located under the headlights, and is home to all the driving aids.
The whole of the front mask is set into the front wings and divided by a black aluminium beam, a homage to chrome-look stainless steel bumpers.
At the rear, the emblematic visual signature of the PEUGEOT range also has 3 claws and is given a very technological treatment.
The 3rd brake light is set at the top of the rear screen and runs its whole width, with a multi-reflector system which reflects the light onto the rear screen.
The sides are made up of three distinct layers, including an extension of the technical platform at the bottom and plenty of glass, taking inspiration from the metal/glass ratio of the PEUGEOT 504 Coupé. These expansive glazed surfaces flood the passenger compartment of PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT with light. The wheel arch design plays with negative space, flaring them inwards and adding air ducts in the front arches. The whole design is brought together by a metal arch encircling the side windows and accentuating an inset facet-glass rear screen. Visible from the outside under its rear quarter window, a screen shows the user a personalised welcome message and the charge level before setting off. It also warns people outside that the car is operating in self-driving mode. The touch door-opening control is discreetly concealed in the side window.
The bodywork boasts a very smooth and subtly champagne-coloured grey finish.
Depending on the exterior lighting, the colour changes from a chrome reflecting all its surroundings to a polished bronze metal finish.
The procedure used is similar to that applied to the bottles of the top perfume brands.
The wheels incorporate 19-inch diameter rims and MICHELIN® tyres in mass-produced sizes.
Realism and credibility.
One sole objective: to feel good in the car however it is driven, as you would expect to feel at home. A subtle juxtaposition of high-tech components and refined materials.
Spread throughout the passenger compartment, there are two main digital material themes (or digital interpretations of real materials): networks of black and bronze lines, or a series of cabinetry wood-look “panels”. These themes are projected on 16 screens of different sizes, including a 49-inch curved screen under the soundbar facing the car’s occupants, 29-inch screens in the doors and a 12-inch screen in each sunshade. The digital surfaces are carefully designed to integrate seamlessly and melt into the background of the passenger compartment. The centre console provides access to the main driving controls via a rotary selector and a 6-inch touch-screen. To the left of the steering wheel, a digital toggle switch offers context menu controls that can be configured according to the driving mode.
The design of the H-shaped seats and the vertical seat cushions are inspired by the PEUGEOT 504 Coupé: weight savings thanks to the most compact sizing possible, “comfort fit” combining comfort and stimulating support thanks to the use of memory foam (like a made-to-measure suit). The headrests are transversal, adjustable and can be folded away fully into the seat.
The Responsive i-COCKPIT® capitalizes on the i-COCKPIT® that characterizes the PEUGEOT brand models.It consists of a headset with 3-dial head-up display and an ultra-compact steering wheel.
To complete the immersion and personalization of its interior, a fragrance diffuser scents the vehicle.
EX-NIHILO® has created two perfumes specific to PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT.