French car maker Peugeot is bringing an all-electric hot hatch to the 2015 Frankfurt Motor show and its got everyone intrigued…at least.
Dubbed the Fractal Concept, it’s an all-electric sporty hatch that hints at the future of motoring under the French marquee. After posting countless number of teaser videos on the web not less than 24 hours ago, Peugeot finally pulled the “covers” off its newest project, the Fractal concept (Aug. 31, 2015), that will make its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto show later on this week. An electric motor at each axle means that this all-electric hot hatch has a combined power rating of 204 HP all thanks to a 40 kWh battery. In addition, the suspension can be raised and lowered depending if you’re in a cruising or urban environment, better improving gas mileage or manoeuvrability. And it looks like the roof can be taken on and off depending if you want it to be a convertible or not.
According to Peugeot, the fractal is ” is an electric urban coupé revealing a prospective design for the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit that explores the sense of hearing in addition to sight and touch. It makes driving even more instinctive, creating an unparalleled on-board experience.” The exterior design is certainly polarizing at first glance. Since there is no internal combustion engine underneath the bonnet, liberties could be taken from all angles. Suffice to say, the Fractal is very angular. The stance of the fractal is wide for a small coupe. The front is somewhat aggressive with thin slits for headlights. The
The real showpiece of the car seems to be its interior sound system which they’ve called 9.1.2 which consists of nine speakers plus four built-in tactile bass systems we assume one to each seat. Supposedly you’re supposed to feel that bass when it hits (or drops…)
The cockpit itself is very driver oriented. The steering wheel takes cues from F1 racing but also takes the opportunity to explore different concepts around cockpit design. The entire car is a rolling laboratory.
The concept is very cool and hopefully some journalists get to hop in it to drive one around. We’re hoping that a few of these ideas trickle down to some of their roadgoing cars.