Peugeot Instinct concept makes global debut at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Peugeot Instinct concept draws attention to the kind of connectivity that will be seen in the future autonomous vehicles.

Peugeot Instinct is a family sized four seater shooting brake. It has been revealed in concept format at the Geneva Motor Show. It is longer than a Peugeot 308 and shorter than the estate version 308 SW.

Interior seating can be modified with the four seats moving the angles of their bases and backs but keeping position of overall structure the same. Each of the four occupants has access to high resolution displays which include an instrument panel for the driver along with widescreen in front of the front seat passenger.

Peugeot Instinct receives a steering wheel which is an evolution of Peugeot i-Cockpit offering full Level 5 autonomy. Its petrol electric plug in hybrid powertrain is capable of different modes – two manual (Drive Boost and Drive Relax and two robot (Autonomous Soft and Autonomous Sharp) with each depending on how involved the driver wants to be. Drive Boost is designed for dynamic driving while Drive Relax uses Advanced Driving Assistance System to assist the driver. Autonomous Soft mode is exclusively for comfort while Autonomous Sharp optimizes journey time and offers efficient road handling.

In the case of autonomous setting, the steering wheel folds forward with the entire column moving away from the driver. The driver is able to indicate to what level they desire autonomous setting to drive the car while instructions are portrayed using i-Device, a hand controlled system mounted at the lower end of the central console.

Exterior design elements include ultra slim headlamp design with daytime running lights and animated indicators, a front grille in a 3D printed design and cameras which are embedded into the headlamp units as a part of the vehicle’s autonomous technologies.