Peugeot Inception Idea – Automobile Physique Design

Primarily based on the STLA Giant platform, the totally electrical Inception Idea is a 5 meter lengthy sedan with a low (1.34m) silhouette, powered by a 100kWh battery offering a spread of 497 miles.

Peugeot Inception Concept

The drivetrain options two electrical motors, producing nearly 680hp and accelerates from 0-62mph in underneath three seconds.

The mannequin additionally options 800V expertise, enabling it so as to add 93 miles of vary in simply 5 minutes, and is able to wi-fi induction charging.


The Peugeot Inception Idea introduces a brand new, easier and extra refined design language for the model, which will likely be launched on future fashions from 2025.

Peugeot Inception Concept

On the entrance, it options an all-new gentle signature incorporating Peugeot’s distinctive claw design, which is merged with the entrance grille to create a single object that additionally homes the sensors. That is made up of a single piece of glass with the brand within the centre, magnified by the 3D luminescent impact.

Peugeot Inception Concept

A Tech Bar runs horizontally by way of the door layer. This flush display screen emits totally different messages to the skin of the automotive when the motive force and passengers method it.

Peugeot Inception Concept

The synthetic intelligence outfitted on the Inception Idea makes it doable to recognise the motive force to be able to arrange the consolation settings (seat posture, temperature, driving mode and multimedia preferences) desired by every occupant. As well as, the Tech Bar additionally shows the battery cost degree and homes many sensors and radars, leaving the bodywork utterly clean.

The automotive incorporates 7.25m2 of glazing to create a glass capsule for the passenger compartment that plunges to the motive force and entrance passenger’s toes.

Peugeot Inception Concept

All of the glazing (windscreen, facet home windows and quarter home windows) is comprised of glass designed for structure, which retains its thermal qualities and advantages from a multi-chrome therapy (therapy with steel oxides), a course of initially used for the visors of astronauts’ helmets by NASA.

Peugeot Inception Concept Design Headlights

Finishing the automotive’s distinctive design is an unique physique color, which highlights the shapes within the bodywork and interacts, just like the glazing, by tinting in line with the exterior setting. The paint is single-coated, that means far much less power is consumed throughout its utility.

Inside Design

The Peugeot Inception Idea includes a minimal cockpit devoted to the motive force alone, which does with no dashboard, crossbar and the bulkhead, offering a totally open view of the street.

Peugeot Inception Concept Interior Design Steering Wheel

Sustainable ‘moulded textiles’ are additionally used all through the inside. Scraps of 100% polyester cloth from the design centre’s prototyping workshops or from suppliers are re-used to make load-bearing or trim components.

Peugeot Inception Concept Interior Design

The seats are lined with a velvet comprised of 100% recycled polyester, which extends onto the ground and options 3D patterns to behave as a ground mat.

Peugeot Inception Concept Interior Design

Subsequent-generation i-Cockpit®

With its new Hypersquare management system, the Inception Idea presents an agile driving expertise and an all-new, extra intuitive i-Cockpit®. Impressed by video video games, the Hypersquare management system does away with the traditional steering wheel in favour of digital electrical controls and steer-by-wire expertise.

Peugeot Inception Concept Interior Design Steering Wheel

The centre of the Hypersquare is a tablet-type display screen devoted to the distribution of management info. The pictograms for the totally different options (air-con, radio quantity, ADAS and so forth.) are displayed on the 2 facet panels to facilitate entry to the chosen management. The latter is positioned contained in the round recesses and could be accessed by transferring the thumb solely, with out taking your fingers off the steering management.

Peugeot Inception Concept Interior Design Steering Wheel

The subsequent technology i-Cockpit additionally consists of the Stellantis STLA SmartCockpit expertise platform and STLA AutoDrive, enabling Stage 4 autonomous driving. When driving is delegated, Hypersquare retracts and a big panoramic display screen slides out from the ground to supply a brand new passenger compartment expertise.

Peugeot’s objective is to introduce the Hypersquare on a subsequent technology car within the vary earlier than the top of the last decade.


‘BEV-by-design’ platform

The Inception Idea relies on the STLA Giant platform, one in every of 4 future Stellantis Group “BEV-by-design” platforms. The arrival of this new vary of platforms from 2023 will revolutionise the PEUGEOTs of tomorrow. Particularly created for electrification, they provide main variations when it comes to structure which enabled designers to utterly reshape the passenger compartment.

The brand new “BEV-by-design” native electrical platforms may even introduce technological modules powered by synthetic intelligence: STLA Mind, STLA SmartCockpit and STLA AutoDrive. Just like the Inception Idea, future Peugeot fashions will likely be outfitted with STLA Mind synthetic intelligence and will likely be totally related.


The 100% electrical Inception Idea is supplied with 800V expertise. Its 100kWh battery allows it to journey 497 miles on a single cost, with extraordinarily low consumption of simply 12.5kWh per 100 km. The Inception Idea is able to including 19 miles of vary in a single minute, or 93 miles in 5 minutes, and will also be recharged wirelessly by induction.

Two compact electrical motors, one on the entrance, the opposite on the rear, ship a mixed energy near 680hp (500kW), enabling it to speed up from 0-62mph in underneath three seconds.

Electrification technique

The Inception Idea is a showcase of the brand new strategies Peugeot will introduce to scale back its carbon footprint by greater than 50% by 2030 in Europe and to grow to be totally Carbon Web Zero by 2038.

Over the subsequent two years, Peugeot will launch 5 new 100% electrical fashions and by 2030, all PEUGEOT vehicles offered in Europe will likely be electrical.

(Supply: Peugeot)