After a series of leaks, Peugeot has introduced the Fractal concept which will be showcased later this month at IAA.

After a series of leaks, Peugeot has introduced the Fractal concept which will be showcased later this month at IAA.

Being only 3.81 meters long and 1.77 meters wide, the new concept from PSA has a very compact size and also boasts a lightweight construction as it tips the scales at just 1,000 kg (2,204 lbs) and benefits from a removable roof. It sits on large 19-inch wheels and has very short front and rear overhangs of 0.52m which according to Peugeot enable the concept to be very easy to maneuver around town. The all-wheel drive Fractal concept also has adjustable air springs which can modify the vehicle's ground clearance between 7 cm and 11 cm.

It adopts an electric powertrain consisting of two 102 PS (75 kW) electric motors mounted on each axle and working together with a 30 kWh battery pack which has enough juice for a maximum range of 280 miles (450 km).  This hardware setup enables a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.8 seconds and allows the concept to cover 1,000 meters from a standstill in 28.8 seconds.

Stepping inside the cabin, more than 80% of the trim surface consists of 3D-printed parts and the concept boasts an evolution of the i-Cockpit seen for the first time on the 2010 SR1 concept. It benefits from a head-up display featuring a high-definition holographic screen along with a 45-degree polycarbonate strip that offer additional information.

The center console hosts a 7.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display part of the infotainment system and works with a 9.1.2 sound system encompassing three mid/high-range speakers, two tweeters, two woofers and a subwoofer at the front while in the back there are two mid-range speakers, two tweeters and a woofer. Moreover, the back of each seat incorporates a two-channel tactile bass system to provide the ultimate aural experience as the bass travels through a solid medium instead of going through air, so the sound waves reach the inner ear through the body.

Peugeot says the Fractal is only a concept, but they do mention it represents a prospective design for an electric urban coupe/cabriolet model.

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