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Peugeot 40 cars landed at the Paris Motor Show, led by the new 508

Paris Motor Show under the theme of "The Future of Cars in Paris

By Marl GorePublished 5 months ago 6 min read

The Paris Motor Show is about to kick off at Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center. As a long-established French brand, Peugeot's booth in Hall 1 of the Paris Motor Show covers an area of 4,000 square meters, with 40 vehicles on display, including the new Peugeot "8" series, EXALT Concept, QUARTZ Concept, 208 HYbrid Air 2 L, etc., to show the global Peugeot's technological breakthroughs and future product layout will be on display to the global audience.

New Peugeot 508

The new Peugeot 508 at the Paris Motor Show features a new grille with the Peugeot lion logo in the middle. At the same time, the front and rear lights have also been specially treated, with the sedan and SW Touring versions using "comma" style daytime running lights, while the RXH version uses more Peugeot characteristics of the lion's paw daytime running lights, giving the front face a unique personality. The taillights have also been redesigned to resemble three powerful lion paws, highlighting Peugeot's brand identity while effectively enhancing the lighting effect.

The new Peugeot 508 is also equipped with a 7-inch touch screen that brings together most of the vehicle's functions and features an automatic electronic parking brake, electronic chrome interior mirrors, tire pressure detection system, front and rear reversing radar, four-zone automatic climate control, JBL hi-fi, blind spot sensors, and a reversing camera.

As for the powertrain, the new Peugeot 508 is equipped with no less than eight different power combinations, including two groups of gasoline engines and six groups of diesel engines, and all of them meet the Euro 6 emission standards.

Peugeot 308 GT

Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the Peugeot 308 GT has two versions: the hatchback version and the SW Touring version. The exterior of the Peugeot 308 GT is full of sportiness, with the family lion logo embedded in the center of the grille and the wheels visually giving a sense of enlargement, as well as the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 sports tires with a diameter of 18 inches, making it more dynamic. The ground clearance has also been adjusted accordingly, effectively enhancing the handling and comfort of the vehicle.

Inside the cockpit, the roof is finished in dark gray, and the stitching on the instrument panel, door panels, gearshift cover, and footrests are all decorated with red stitching. In addition, the Peugeot 308 GT is equipped with a driver assistance package (active cruise control, collision risk warning, emergency braking system), blind spot monitoring, and an automatic parking assistance system, making the whole car more user-friendly.

Powering the dual-engine layout, both the Peugeot 308 GT hatchback and SW Touring models can choose between diesel and gasoline engines. The gasoline version of the Peugeot 308 GT is equipped with a four-cylinder 1.6-liter THP (205 hp) engine that meets Euro 6 emission standards, emitting 130 grams of CO2 per kilometer and consuming 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, respectively. The diesel version of Peugeot 308 GT is equipped with a 2.0-displacement BlueHDi (180 hp) engine, with CO2 emissions per kilometer and fuel consumption per 100 kilometers of 103 grams and 4L, respectively, also meeting Euro 6 emission standards.

Peugeot EXALT, QUARTZ concept car

Peugeot will launch Peugeot EXALT, QUARTZ two concept cars at this year's Paris Motor Show. In terms of body materials, thin and strong basalt is used in the middle of the center console and wrapped in digital fabric for decoration, the door pillars and roof are wrapped in black leather, and the seats and backrests are made of tawny cloud leather, making the whole cabin more sporty. Each seat is individually wrapped and equipped with retractable four-point seat belts, and the top display is equipped with a 45-degree tilt touchpad, highlighting the user-friendly design style.

In terms of power, the Peugeot QUARTZ Concept is equipped with a 500-horsepower full hybrid powertrain, consisting of a gasoline engine and two electric motors, advocating a green and environmentally friendly automotive lifestyle.

The Peugeot EXALT Concept, which will be unveiled on the same stage as the Peugeot QUARTZ Concept at the Paris Motor Show, was first announced at the Beijing Motor Show in April this year. As a symbol of Peugeot's entry into the high-end market, the EXALT Concept will meet the public with a new look. The car is very careful in material selection, using materials from the place where the vehicle is manufactured and recycled materials as much as possible.

The Peugeot EXALT Concept's body sheet metal is created through steel mixed with special fibers and handcrafted by expert sheet metal craftsmen to present a gray visual effect. In addition, a sharkskin high-end fabric is used to cover the back part of the body. The natural and refined transition between raw steel and gray shark skin presents a luxurious and high-end texture. For the interior, Peugeot EXALT Concept uses ebony wood in China and newspaper wood in Paris.

In addition, the Peugeot EXALT Concept is equipped with a unique opening device on the bottom outer edge of the trunk, which can be easily connected to the HYbrid-kick electric pedal at the rear of the trunk, making the whole opening process easier and more convenient. In conjunction with the HYbrid-kick, Peugeot has also designed a portable folding hybrid bike called AE 21, which is made of aluminum, shark skin, and cloud fabric, and is consistent with the Peugeot EXALT Concept in terms of design, featuring lightness and no noise.

Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air 2 L Concept

With an average CO2 emission of 111.1 g/km, new Peugeot vehicles sold in Europe are among the best car brands in Europe in terms of CO2 emission control. Contributing to this result is Peugeot's pioneering use of Euro 6 emissions-compliant engines, particularly with the BlueHDi diesel engine and the 3-cylinder gasoline PureTech range.

Building on its existing success, Peugeot wants to go even further. The Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air 2 L concept car was launched with fuel consumption of only 2.0 L per 100 km. The new concept car project aims at industrial mass production and the production of affordable products by 2020.

The Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air 2 L Concept is designed with a mix of materials, using steel, aluminum and composite materials in combination with each other to reduce the weight of the body to reduce fuel consumption. In addition, the car is aerodynamically designed to ensure better airflow by lowering the body height and using large diameter, low-drag tires.

Powering the Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air 2 L Concept is an air-hybrid system, which consists of a gasoline engine, a compressed air storage system and an air motor. During driving, it can switch between aerodynamic, gasoline, and hybrid modes according to the actual needs of the driver to obtain the best fuel economy.

It is worth mentioning that Peugeot will also launch a light motorcycle Django at the Paris Motor Show, with a mini and cute exterior design, completely retro 50 s lion style, and equipped with three-cylinder capacities such as 50 c, 125 c, and 150cc to choose from.


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Marl Gore

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