Peugeot Moovie Concept
The Peugeot Design Competition consists of enthusiasts of automotive styling from all over the world were invited to design the Peugeot of their dreams for the near future.
The Moovie was built under the supervision of the Peugeot Style Centre, according to criteria normally used for the construction of vehicles intended for a Motor Show. Three months’ work was required, from the digitization phase to the final model exhibited at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
In the absence of three-dimensional drawings, it was necessary to give proportions to this project, for the exterior and interior, that conformed to the general idea mooted by André Costa. Digitization of the vehicle as a whole and its component parts made it possible to obtain a precise 3D image of the Moovie. This phase was essential, making it possible to determine the car’s reference data – length, width and height, as well as its architecture. Using this data, a 1/5 scale reference model was produced, giving body to this virtual reality.
Production starts with the machining of a scale 1 model. This high-density foam model is produced on the basis of digital specifications. Its purpose is to give substance to the volumes and allow necessary adjustments to curves and radii, to give the body a curvier finish.
The physical medium allows the production of resin moulds. The six moulds needed to produce the body are then assembled and lined with epoxy resin. Used in the mass production of cars, this 3 mm thick resin has mechanical properties guaranteeing excellent rigidity.
At the same time, parts such as the headlights, seats and fascia panel are also molded. The sidelights and headlamps use polycarbonate, while the casing relies on the technique of nylon sintering. The color of the parts is obtained by plexiglass cut from a solid block.
The seats consist of two epoxy half-shells assembled on a steel chassis. The fascina panel is made of high-density foam, milled from a solid block. The different body parts are then assembled. This stage is the longest, since it necessitates a high level of precision: parts are lightly reworked, certain assembly procedures are modified. The generous glazed surface area of the Moovie is made of polycarbonate. Before being installed on the body, this thermoformed part is adjusted with meticulous attention to detail.
The bright, elegantly styled passenger compartment generates a feeling of well-being. The plunging front windscreen and generous polycarbonate glazed surface area ensure a high level of brightness in the passenger compartment whilst accentuating the sense of space. The lines are soft, in perfect harmony with the two yellow pigments used for the interior.
The two-tone fascia panel with its smooth lines is mounted on a slightly curved central pillar. Free of all rough edges, it houses an instrument panel consisting of two tonneau-shaped counters and a single-spoke steering wheel. The two one-piece seats incorporate an on-board seat belt.
Source: Peugeot press