Meet the Peugeot Instinct concept that is en route to a worldwide live audience presentation during the upcoming early March Geneva Motor Show – a hybrid station wagon complete with fully autonomous driving system.
Looking back through the years we’ve seen Peugeot rise and fall – but almost never fail at providing appealing concepts on show floors. The Geneva Instinct is certainly one – and we feel so unfortunate about not having them (usually) translate into real production cars. Anyways, Peugeot reports the Instinct has an aerodynamic sculpted body on purpose – efficiency and more efficiency. It also makes use of the latest tech – cameras to the side instead of conventional mirrors and cameras fitted within the LED headlights to scan the road up ahead and deliver the information to the vehicle’s safety and assistance systems.
Open the suicide doors and you’ll be met by a modern, high-tech interior barren of physical controls – 9.7-inch touchscreen in the middle of the center console and what may very well translate into the third generation i-Cockpit. The concept has obvious “Drive” and “Autonomous” modes (one for driver pleasure and the other for full relaxation), as well as multiple seating adjustment options due to individual settings for the seat back, seat base, and headrest. There’s also an interesting so-called “chatbot,” which is actually what Peugeot takes as a “speech-driven personal assistant” that discuss with the persons inside the cabin. Technical information is limited though – the automaker said about an unspecified plug-in hybrid setup for a total of 300 horsepower (224 kilowatts). And by the way – the Instinct has premiered at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona ahead of the official Geneva reveal.