Peugeot Reskins Exalt Concept for Paris
5 Septembre 2014 - Autoblog
It used to be that a concept car would make its big show debut, then maybe make the rounds of some smaller local shows and subsequently disappear.
But recently automakers have been giving their show cars a new lease on life. Lexus did just that with the LF-LC concept, introducing it in red at the Detroit Auto Show and then repainting it blue for Sydney. Subaru has taken a similar approach with its Viziv concept, much as Mini did with the Rocketman. And now Peugeot is following suit with its Exalt concept.
First revealed at the Beijing Motor Show a few months back, the Exalt is a svelte four-door coupe concept encompassing innovative approaches to both construction materials and powertrain. Now it's coming home to roost for the Paris Motor Show next month, and has put on a fresh face for the trip.
The original featured a red "shark skin" rear end that gave the Exalt a two-tone finish in contrast with the hand-beaten bare metal bodywork fore of the rear wheels and pillars. For the Paris show, however, Peugeot has given the concept a new grey rear end. It's also redone the recycled newsprint interior from the original light grey with dark wood to a dark fabric with light wood trim.