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TRENDS

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March 2019

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All-electric concept cars bring style to the asphalt with futuristic exteriors and reimagined interiors.

Peugeot | E-Legend Concept
Voted 2018's Most Beautiful Concept Car, this little rocket is a true technology manifesto in a retro-inspired design drawing on the 504 coupé. Behind the wheel you're looking at a big centre console that provides touch-screen access to the main driving controls; the cabin features a further 16 discreet screens. Due for release within three years.
www.peugeot.fr

Audi | E-tron Sportback
Audi's first all-electric model delivers upwards of 496bhp (370kW) of power and has a 500km range. It sports luminescent profiling and virtual wing mirrors, plus safety-enhancing lights that project information onto the road surface, for example when braking and turning. Available this year.
www.audi.fr

BMW | Vision iNEXT
Entirely electric and comprehensively automated and connected, this model introduces Shy-Tech technology that transforms decorative elements into user interfaces. Example: the jacquard cloth in the rear
allows music playback to be gesture controlled and materialised by LEDs that light up under the fabric. On the road by 2021.
www.bmw.f