JJ Burke Peugeot setting its sights on the future
THIS MAGNIFICENT MACHINE is Peugeot’s vision for the future of mobility. It recently debuted at this year’s Paris Motor Show with an roaring response.
It is an autonomous, electric and connected vehicle called the e-Legend Concept and those of you who know anything about Peugeot’s greatest hits will recognise that its styling is a throwback to that of the Peugeot 504 Coupe. First launched in 1968, the 504 Coupe is one of Peugeot’s most successful, and iconic, models.
Peugeot states that as the automotive industry undergoes a transition in energy and fuel types, it is tackling the technological challenge head-on, whilst adhering to its philosophy that the technology of the future should exist to deliver driving pleasure for its users.
Joseph Burke, Dealer Principal, JJ Burkes Peugeot said “This really is futuristic. The Peugeot e-legend concept is vision of a brand actively focused on a technology that will bring Peugeot to the next level advances. We are delighted to be the main Peugeot dealership in the West of Ireland and the team here are proud to have the Peugeot range in the dealership. We will never get bored working with these amazing award winning vehicles”.
Under that gorgeous body, the car is powered by an all-electric powertrain utilising 100 kWh batteries. Output is said to be 360hp and 800Nm of torque, which is distributed to all four wheels. The zero to 100km/h time is quoted as less than four seconds and the top speed is 220km/h. The one-charge range is 600km according to the WLTP protocol.
The car 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.
Peugeot claims Level 4 hands-off, eyes-off autonomy for the e-Legend and when either of the autonomous modes are selected 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 cabin also hints at the 504 Coupe especially the seats which are upholstered in a retro-themed blue velvet.
For more information visit JJ Burke Peugeot, Claremorris Road, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo or call us on 094 9541359 or www.jjburkecarsales.com