Think of Peugeot and you're more likely to conjure up images of a budget hatchback than an evocative sports car, but the French marque has been known to produce some rather tempting forms, from the RCZ to its Onyx concept from 2012. Now, it looks poised to do it again with the Exalt concept seen here.

Previewed ahead of its full reveal later this week, the Exalt concept adopts a svelte two-door form rendered in a combination of bare metal and a sharkskin textile, adopting what looks like a similar two-tone front-to-back color scheme to the 308 R hot hatch concept revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. Its interior, meanwhile, is decked out in wool, leather and ebony and comes equipped with such features as Peugeot's i-Cockpit system, black lighting and Pure Blue air purifier.

The final bit of information that the Lion marque is willing to reveal at this point is that the Exalt packs a gasoline version of its HYbrid4 gas-electric system with 340 horsepower on tap. We'll have to wait another couple of days to find out more, but the concept is tipped to debut live at the Beijing Motor Show later this month.
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The PEUGEOT EXALT concept, design innovator for heightened sensations

With EXALT, PEUGEOT unveils its imposing vision of the sedan by following the approach initiated in 2012 with the Onyx concept. EXALT aims to please the senses. It calls out from the first contact by its radical styling choices, and the materials selected. First seen on Onyx, the distinct line in the bodywork is reinterpreted by the association of bare metal and an efficient textile, Shark Skin, inspired by the unique texture of a shark's skin. The remarkable acoustic comfort achieved leaves you to discover an array of materials – natural wool-based "chiné" mixed fabric, aged leather, bare steel and ebony – used to finish the cabin. This high end variety of wood is adorned with a unique design created by the trio PINWU Design. The technology incorporated makes every journey an experience: PEUGEOT i-Cockpit, black light, Pure Blue air purifier ... this art of travel is powered by a petrol HYbrid4 drive train with an output of 340hp.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      Very Nice.
      • 1 Year Ago
      All of Peugeot's designs the past few years have been really solid IMO, and this is no exception.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fantastic. The problem is no Peugeot looks anything like as good as this, in detail or in overall form. They all look fat and clunky on the road, with dull details.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Previous gen Honda Accord couple
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hyundai Genesis Coupe? Is that you?
      • 1 Year Ago
      This looks more like a kia optima the last year or two before the new model came out. They should just stick with the Onyx and put that into production, copper and all!
      Larry Yerkes
      • 1 Year Ago
      I see altima /accord coupé not bad at all
      • 1 Year Ago
      sharp! too bad it is just a concept
      Zimny Pawel
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow .., very nice car .., sorry but there's nothing about Honda Accord...
      • 1 Year Ago
      They'll never build it. They don't have a case or money for it. When's the last time you saw a sport scar from them? Why tease?