Peugeot reveals futuristic new interior concept

By Ryan Lewis, 22 Apr 2016 Car News

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Peugeot reveals futuristic new interior concept

Peugeot has whipped the covers off the next generation of its i-Cockpit interior, a sci-fi styled concept that’s more fact than fiction.

Taking pride of place on top of the dashboard is a 12.3-inch high resolution display. It is fully customisable, able to show everything from conventional instruments for speed and trip information through to detailed 3D navigation.

The head up positioning of the panel is the same as currently found in Peugeot 208, Peugeot 308 and 2008. Peugeot has squashed its steering wheel design even further keeping it underneath the display, allowing drivers to look over the wheel rather than through it, and maintain focus on the road.

A compact steering wheel has other advantages, according to Peugeot. It offers sharper manoeuvrability by reducing the amount of movement needed to steer the car, and makes the driver more responsive from the relaxed driving position. Peugeot also suggests the head up instrument panel increases driver comfort and reduces fatigue.

Peugeot has integrated new tech like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into an updated infotainment system. A second, touchscreen display in the middle of the dashboard is used for interactive technology.

Peugeot iCockpit interior

Peugeot is seeking to engage all five senses in its new concept. The front seats feature a multi-point massage function, and the climate control has a fragrance diffuser for a pleasant aroma.

Interior lighting intensity is adjustable, with two ‘atmospheres’ to select from called Boost and Relax for spirited and peaceful driving respectively.

Hands-free voice recognition is included for sending/receiving text messages and accessing other car and phone functions.

This new concept previews what we can expect to see in the next-generation of Peugeot passenger vehicles.

The carmaker said it wants driving a Peugeot “to become a unique, unforgettable, compelling and addictive experience.”