Peugeot Moovie Concept
For the third
edition of the Peugeot Design Competition, enthusiasts of automotive
styling from all over the world were invited to design the Peugeot
of their dreams for the near future. After the future of 2020 and
retro-futurism, participants this year were asked to express their
vision of the Peugeot they would like to drive.
Portuguese designer, André Costa, won the competition with his
project the Moovie, an agile
and environmentally-friendly city car.
Weight lb (kg)
Acceleration 0-62 mph
the last Geneva Motor Show, André Costa was awarded the « La
Griffe » trophy by Frédéric
Saint-Geours, the Chief Executive of Automobiles Peugeot. But
it is at the Frankfurt Motor Show that the competition’s most
emblematic prize is unveiled on the Marque’s stand, in the form of
a scale 1 concept car, built in accordance with the winning project.
Not forgetting a new feature of this third edition: the mass
production of the winning project in the form of a… 1/43 scale
traditional event offered by Peugeot to the community of designers
has met with real success and last year set a new record for the
number of entries it attracted. Indeed, with 3,800 projects
registered on the www.peugeot-concours-design.com site, the number
of entries was up by 36 % compared to the 2002 event.The competition
also confirmed its international credentials with 2,600 designers
from 107 countries, against 90 for the previous edition.
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.
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
the model was approved, production could begin. 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
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
the same time, parts such as the headlights, seats and fascia panel
are also moulded.
The sidelights and headlamps use polycarbonate, while the casing
relies on the technique of nylon
sintering. The colour 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
is made of high-density foam, milled from a solid block.
Body Type: 2-door coupe
Seating Capacity: 2
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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.
paint is applied in two stages. A
polyurethane primer thinned with water is applied first, allowing
final corrections to be made to the body. Three different
paint pigments are then applied, the final aspect being given by the
varnish: brilliant for the body, soft for the interior. The
Moovie can now receive the Marque badge. The lion is made in
stereo before being chromeplated.
bright, elegantly styled passenger compartment generates a feeling
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.