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Peugeot E-Legend concept car to get UK debut at NEC classic motor show

Published 24 October 2019

Peugeot’s e-Legend Concept car will make its UK debut at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, this November, giving the British public their first chance to see this already iconic car up close.

Hosted on the Club Peugeot UK stand in Hall 5 of Birmingham’s NEC, the e-Legend Concept is a 100 per cent autonomous, electric and connected vehicle. Launched at the Paris Motor Show, this technological advancement offers four modes of driving – two autonomous and two manual – which can be selected depending on the road and traffic conditions, as well as the driver’s preference.

When the e-Legend Concept is in either of the autonomous modes, the interior configuration changes, with the steering wheel retracting under the sound bar in order to make the 49-inch central screen fully visible. The front seats recline for extra comfort and the side armrests deploy automatically, freeing up a large storage area and an induction charging area for smartphones and other devices.

The Peugeot e-Legend Concept is powered by a 100% electric power train, with the 100kWh batteries reaching 800Nm torque and 340Kw power, distributed to the four-wheel drive. This level of performance makes it possible to travel 0-100km/h in less under four seconds and reach a maximum speed of 220km/h. The range is 600 km according to the WLTP protocol, of which 500km are accessible in 25 minutes thanks to a fast recharge. It cultivates the zero technological constraint mind-set by offering induction charging.

Peugeot 205 T16

Event director Lee Masters, 'This is what the future of motoring could look like and definitely will be a future classic. It has taken months of negotiations for Club Peugeot UK to secure this incredible vehicle and we congratulate them on what will be a show-stopping centrepiece for the club’s display.'

While the autonomous car will grab everyone’s attention, it will have tough competition from a very rare Peugeot 205 T16 that will also feature on the stand.

In the days of the Group B World Rally Championship, any manufacturer wishing to compete had to create 200 road going examples of their proposed Group B rally cars for sale to the general public. This car is number 188 of the 200 made by Peugeot. It is a completely standard car as built to fulfil the homologation rules at the time. A lot of cars were modified in some way but as a standard example it makes this car very rare, especially in the UK.

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. For more information including ticket options and booking details, visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com.

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