It's gorgeous and features fully autonomous drive abilities

Peugeot knows how to make hugely appealing concepts. Case in point, the Geneva-bound Instinct is a prime example of the brand’s ability to come up with desirable show cars, which unfortunately rarely make it to the assembly line. This striking wagon won’t ever morph into a production car, so it’s nothing more than a tease. And what a tease.

The Instinct concept is, however, more than just a pretty face, as Peugeot says the sculpted body was designed with aerodynamic efficiency in mind to maximise fuel efficiency. Not only does it have cameras instead of conventional mirrors, but it also has extra cameras mounted within the LED headlights to scan the road ahead and send the gathered info to the concept’s numerous safety and assistance systems. While the Instinct is fully autonomous, the driver can still take control of the car whenever they wish.

2017 Peugeot Instinct concept
2017 Peugeot Instinct concept

Opening the suicide doors will grant access to a high-tech interior with very few physical controls. Instead, there’s a sleek 9.7-inch touchscreen in the centre console as part of Peugeot’s vision of a future i-Cockpit. The concept boasts 'Drive' and 'Autonomous' modes, and has multiple seating adjustment options thanks to individual settings for the seat back, seat base, and headrest taking inspiration from aeronautic design.

Another interesting feature is the so-called 'chatbot', which is being described by Peugeot as a “speech-driven personal assistant” that can take orders from those inside the cabin.

Info about what powers the concept is scarce at this point, but we do know the Instinct concept uses an unspecified plug-in hybrid setup developing a combined output of 300 horsepower.

Before travelling to next month’s Geneva Motor Show, the Instinct will be displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona until March 2nd.

Source: Peugeot

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