Peugeot has promised to release a retro car, if asked for 500,000 people

Peugeot has promised to release a retro car, if asked for 500,000 people

June 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

A representative of the brand spoke about the future of the e-Legend concept car.

The French automaker Peugeot unveiled information about the technical stuffing of the e-Legend concept car, which debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 2018. In addition, a company representative said what the prospects for an electric model.

In a conversation with Auto Express, Peugeot’s planning manager, Philippe-Emmanuel Jacques, said that inside the company no one expected such a success of the concept: “We knew that the reaction would be positive, but such an interest in the car was a surprise to us all,” he said.

The interest in the electric car was so high that the fans of the model launched an online petition demanding to start the car into mass production. Now she has collected almost 60,000 signatures – according to Peugeot management, if this figure reaches 500,000 signatures, the brand will seriously consider creating a production model.

The coupe is driven by a 462-horsepower electric motor, and a battery with a capacity of 100 kilowatt-hours is installed under the floor of the electric vehicle. One charge is enough for almost 500 kilometers. The concept can reach the first 100 kilometers per hour in less than four seconds.

The car is equipped with an autopilot: after switching on the autonomous control mode, the steering wheel hides in the console, the pedals fall to the floor and it seems that the car initially did not have any control systems. Instead of the classic visors installed touch screens, and in the leg room – a huge 49-inch display.

Also, the concept has a voice assistant from the company SoundHound, which understands 17 languages, and the Focal audio system. It was designed specifically for this machine.

The issue with the launch of mass production is still open, but some solutions and technologies of the e-Legend concept should appear on the cars of the PSA group.