Peugeot e-Legend Revealed

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The French are no strangers at taking a simple sketch and transforming it into a fully built concept car. They have exercised this practice decade after decade and on the odd occasion actually put their striking designs into production. We have seen concepts like the Citroen Cactus and the Peugeot RCZ come to life as production cars thanks to the manufacturers innovative design and the overwhelming excited public.

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But no manufacturer does this better than Peugeot. The Pugs seem to churn out more concept vehicles a year than they actually do production cars. And with the brand starting to make waves again harking back to their glory days in the 90s, we think it’s time to start paying attention to the French marque.

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Their recent creation is this, the Peugeot e-Legend Concept car. And yes, the name suggests that it is spawning a Duracell powered motor under its retro styled body. Powered by a twin-electric motor creating 340kW and set to have 600 km range, the e-Legend certainly sounds appetizing on paper, however the thing that caught our eye is the looks.

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Styled to be reminiscent of the 70s Peugeot 504 Coupe, we here at Garage Journal can’t help but feel that it shares the angles of the Lancia Fulvia HF. However you see it, the exterior is absolutely beautiful, with an aggressive front end and rear taillights resonating with its current design language.

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With concept after concept for electric vehicles all sharing the same shape and dreary style, we love the fact that the e-Legend is designed to be a 70s nostalgia coupe wrapped up in a modern futuristic body. Not only have Peugeot achieved this on the exterior, but the interior is absolutely beautiful.

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The layout, colouring & design is modern minimalist architecture with styling cues from its original 504 production car. This will undoubtedly have auto pilot and all the bells and whistles if it were ever put into production, but it is great to see Peugeot flexing its design muscles to create a classic feel in a modern package. Even if Peugeot didn’t end up producing the e-Legend, we’d be begging them just to produce those seats for our office.

So if Peugeot are somehow reading this, please build it!

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