After more than a century of car building and more than 40 million units produced, Peugeot felt it was time to give the public their say and invited designers and motoring enthusiasts to accept a challenge hitherto unexplored by the marque: Design a Peugeot with a retro futurist style. 2800 quality entries were received, that had to call to mind one of the Marques historic models and be innovative, creative and original.
The winner, Stefan Schulze, a 32 year old German graphic artist satisfied all these requirements with his Peugeot 4002 design. A full scale model was produced of his design and it takes pride of place on the Peugeot stand.
Identification with the marque is immediately apparent. The Peugeot 4002 is a Peugeot by the hint of the design of its headlights and its general character, which is resolutely dynamic. In addition, by adopting one of Peugeot’s most stylistic features, namely the large radiator grille behind which are concealed two headlamps, the project immediately reveals the source of its inspiration – the Peugeot 402 dating from 1936.
The symmetry accorded to the front and rear, and its architecture which assigns a very forward position to the passenger compartment, make the project particularly original. The overall effect is paradoxical: soft, elegant contours and seamless transitions produce a highly resilient car, resting solidly on its 21 inch wheels.