Peugeot Inception Concept, futuristic electric vehicle

Peugeot Inception Concept, futuristic electric vehicle. The automaker revealed a prototype of the Peugeot Inception Concept, a model that hints at the next generation of electric vehicles from 2025.

Peugeot Inception Electric Concept

The Peugeot Inception Concept takes the form of a futuristic four-seat electric sedan. Visually there’s a clear connection to the 2018 e-Legend concept, but this time the obvious retro references to previous Peugeots are mostly removed to create something more edgy.

Not that it’s totally devoid of both classic and current Peugeot design cues. The hood line that runs up and back over the headlights leans back to the brand’s 1970s and early 1980s cars, but this time those lights are LEDs and the grille that connects them is a huge glass panel.

The wheels are similar to the tires fitted to the new 408 sedan but now feature illuminated horizon-leveling lion emblems and a digital tail panel.


But the most striking exterior element is the massive windshield that slopes down from the roof panel toward the nose and through the gap where the hood would be on a conventional sedan.

Drawing on the design of the company’s 1988 Oxia supercar, it cleverly blurs the lines between interior and exterior design, putting the focus on the cabin’s volume when viewed from above, but when seen in profile, the Inception looks like a typically sporty coupe or sedan.

We’ll have to wait to see if the crazy glazing and door tech bar that displays messages to the approaching driver make it to production, but Peugeot is adamant that the concept’s combination of athletic curves, sharper lines and square shoulders that step beyond the side windows will be present in future cars.

However, the Inception’s quirky interior features are still far from showroom-ready. Conceived as a replacement for Peugeot’s influential i-Cockpit interior, its focal point is the Hypersquare, a rectangular game controller-inspired steering wheel that combines a centrally mounted tablet and four thumb-operated control rings, and which Peugeot promises to be fitted to a real car later this decade.

Steering wheel

The steering wheel is connected to the front axle via steer-by-wire technology and can fold into the dash when the car’s Level 4 autonomous feature is activated, while the instrument panel behind it is an unusual circular display that Peugeot calls Halo Cluster.

Metallic-look velor upholstery covers the seats that conform to the form of the driver and passengers, suitably luxurious.

As for what’s under the skin, well, it’s a concept car, so it’s probably powered by a leaf blower engine, but Peugeot says its theoretical two-motor, all-wheel-drive setup can make up to 671 .

Induction charging eliminates the need for cables, but connected to a fast enough charger, the 800 volt architecture can add 30 km. of range in 5 minutes if you exhaust the range of 800 km. provided by the 100 kWh battery.

Peugeot Inception Concept, futuristic electric vehicle