Peugeot has just revealed its lineup for 2011 Auto Shanghai show and it includes an awesome new crossover concept called the SXC.
The SXC is designed and developed by Peugeot Style Studios of the China Tech Centre in Shanghai and follows the same design philosophy as the other amazing concepts the French car maker has announced in recent years including the SR1 roadster and the EX1 two-seater.
This might be a car for China, but it’s another sign that Peugeot is getting back to the good old days of pure emotional design which resulted in timeless cars like the 405 or the 206.
The SXC is in proper size fro a city crossover with a length of 4.870 m, a height of 1.610 m and a width of 2.035 m, and features a kind of design that is imposing like a SUV, but convenient like a sedan. The highlights of the car’s design include “floating” grille, feline headlamps, a luminous LED “signature” recognisable both by day and night, “boomerang” shaped taillights, two-part panoramic roof, reverse-hinged doors, and 22-inch wheels.
The concept car is obviously a hybrid, pwered by Peugeot’s HYbrid4 technology with an internal combustion engine at the front (which drives the front wheels) and an electric motor at the rear (driving the rear wheels), this technology permits all wheel drive when the engine and electric motor are operating at the same time, benefiting safety and grip in extreme conditions. It also permits driving, at low speeds, in “zero emissions” mode with the electric motor only.
The system consists of a 1.6 litre THP petrol engine delivering 218 bhp coupled with a 95 bhp electric motor, for a combined output of 313 bhp, fuel consumption of 48.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of 143 g/km.
We really do hope that Peugeot put the SXC in production unlike the other hundred amazing concepts they never made!
Peugeot at 2011 Auto Shanghai:
Peugeot plans to launch at least one new model per year in China in the coming years, reinforcing its presence in the world’s largest car market. At the Auto Shanghai 2011, Peugeot is launching the Peugeot 508 onto the Chinese market and showcasing a new cutting edge concept car, 100% designed in China – the SXC.
The Peugeot 508 which goes on sale in the UK later this month, just a month and a half after the launch in mainland Europe, is already being hailed as a success with orders exceeding sales objectives by 20%. Now the Peugeot 508, which has also been developed for the Chinese market, will be receiving its public launch at the Auto Shanghai 2011.
The Peugeot 508 joins a host of other new Peugeot models that have recently been launched onto the Chinese market. Peugeot 207 (hatchback and sedan), 207 CC, 308 CC, 308 SW, 408, 3008, and very soon the Peugeot RCZ.
Peugeot’s sales objective in China for 2011 is to sell 200,000 vehicles.
Also in China next week, Peugeot will unveil a concept car which has been totally designed and developed by Peugeot’s Chinese Tech Centre in Shanghai.