Is The e-Legend Concept The Best Looking Peugeot Ever Not Made?

We had our first encounter with the Peugeot e-Legend Concept at the 2018 Paris Auto Show, during its official premiere.

Since then, it was showcased at other events and was even the subject of an online petition for the automaker to build it, raising around 60,000 signatures – impressive, yet way short of the 500,000 required by Peugeot to give it some serious consideration.

Taking inspiration from the past, and more specifically at the classic 504, it sports a relatively realistic design and was made to demonstrate Peugeot’s commitment to electric and autonomous vehicles. It not only looks great, but is also on par with some of today’s sports cars, needing under 4 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) and going up to 220 km/h (137 mph).

Also Read: Peugeot e-Legend And Nissan IDx Freeflow: Do They Really Look So Alike?

The electric motors, which deliver a combined output of 463 PS (456 hp / 340 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, are powered by a 100 kWh battery, which is good enough for a 600-km (373-mile) range.

Thanks to clever packaging and the lack of a traditional ICE and gearbox, the e-Legend has a very spacious interior for a compact car. Moreover, it can become even more spacious for the driver at the push of a button, which makes the steering wheel disappear into the dashboard. That’s because it has Level 4 autonomous driving tech, which means that it can drive itself without any human interference.

During this time, occupants can relax by watching a video or playing a game on the massive 49-inch screen mounted under the dashboard. Alternatively, they could use the two additional screens that come down from the roof.

You can check out these features being demonstrated first hand on video below in AutoExpress’ close encounter with the stunning French show car.


  • Bash

    Yeah, Its the sweetest yet. Knowing Peugeot, I’m not even sure if they would ever make another beautiful one (including a concept)

  • Six_Tymes

    Peugeot designers have always been one of the best. Nice to see they keep producing amazing designs.

  • Hammer

    It’s a beautiful car, butI think the Oxia is the best looking Peugeot ever not made

    • mist

      A truly working concept, reached 349 km/h on track, has solar panels to help power electronics, satellite telephone, and database-based navigation system. In 1988!

  • alex.remsen

    my favorite Peugeot concept is the Onyx. that one should have been built instead of this

    • Big Black Duck

      Oh yeah..totally agree…and I love this concept too…

    • 2012 if I’m not mistaken but still looks every bit up-to-date. Would love to see it again now with the ‘matured’ copper on it turning green-blue. Still my all time favourite concept car.

  • iddqd

    the best looking Peugeots were actually some road bikes- as in bicycles… lol

    • Sébastien

      Did you mean coffee or pepper grinders?

      • iddqd

        forgot about those lol

  • yes, i think.

  • KenjiK

    No, the Onyx is.


  • J-Triumf

    No, that thing’s ugly as hell.

  • Matt

    Nobody gets the joke but you.

  • Six Thousand Times
  • getoffme

    Flat out copied that Nissan iDx.

    • uS’gedlemba

      It’s no secret the e-Legend is based of the 504 Coupe, so no they didn’t copy the iDx.

  • uS’gedlemba

    The premise of a mid-engined luxurious limousine with an actual LMP1 sourced 5.5 V12 Diesel still makes the Peugeot 908 RC my ultimate concept.

    • Julien Lachemoi

      That concept looked like the stupid Rattata pokemon, I always found this design disgusting.

  • Craig

    Is this the one place Honda did NOT trademark the name ‘Legend’?

  • Matt


  • SASQUATCHelvis

    “Angry Onyx noises”

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Interesting design. Just not electric

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