(from Peugeot Press Release)
At the 2000 Mondial de líAutomobile Paris motor show, Peugeot pulled out
all the stops. A whole range of concept cars was on display, with the
City Toyz providing one of the main highlights. The Peugeot stand was
transformed into a fairground attraction with the vroomster, bobslid,
e-doll and kart up. Transport yourself to another time and discover the
futuristic, optimistic vision Peugeotís designers have of the city of
Welcome to the bright, colourful world of City ToyzÖ
What was the initial brief?
All projects are based on a study theme. In this case, the initial
request was urban mobility. But the enthusiastic staff at the Peugeot
Style Centre also wanted to celebrate the year 2000. When they were
little kids, they all had visions of flying cars!
The Y2K changeover occurred without any bugs arising: cars still have
Their mission: To prove that it was still possible to dream in
the year 2000.
The question the stylists were asked: Imagine your dream car for
the new millennium. Generally speaking, how do you envisage people will
be getting around in a city environment in the future?
The response: An artistís vivid imagination!
To provide a fitting celebration of the year 2000, they wanted to offer
a range of small runabouts, which is why there are four City Toyz. They
wanted to create nice concepts, so they gave free rein to their
imaginations and creativity.
Concept idea: 2 scooters
Architecture: Record concentration in a small dome, single-piece canopy
Passenger seating: 3 seats side by side
Driverís position: Central, scooter handlebars
Special feature: A real supermarket trolley with handles and castors,
which can be disassembled
Greatest advantages: Easy to use, ideal for shopping
Engine type: 2 motors from the Peugeot Electric Scooter
Concept idea: Thread your way through traffic without making a show of
Style: A line links a large wheel at the rear to a small one at the
Architecture: Large side opening and adjustable flush-fitting seats on
the central seats.
Passenger seating: 3 seats in tandem
Driverís position: Central
Special feature: Futuristic driverís position: Neither handlebars nor a
steering wheel. Instead there are joy sticks for steering the wheels.
Greatest advantages: Incredible capacity, nothing mechanical
The passenger compartment is split into two halves: One for the
passengers, and the other for stowage
Engine type: 4-wheel drive with 10 small 500 W electric motors on each
Colour: Metallic red
Concept idea: Small, two-tone vehicle built for speed
Architecture: Huge movable windscreen
Passenger seating: 2 seats side by side
Driverís position: Classic for a Kart - at ground level.
Special feature: The only two-colour model among the City Toyz
Greatest advantage: Dynamism
Engine type: V6 series engine - 152 kW, 210 hp
Colour: Blend of dark metallic grey and pearly white
Concept idea: A water scooter that looks like a four-wheel motorbike!
Architecture: A quite narrow vehicle with a huge extended windscreen
Passenger seating: 2 seats in tandem
Driverís position: Astride a saddle
Special feature: Motor in-between the passengersí legs
Greatest advantage: Easy to get on it
Engine type: 80 kW Ė 110 hp
Colour: Flashy green