The first video of the Peugeot SXC concept which was revealed at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show has been released. In it, we get a closer look at the French-branded but Chinese-designed hybrid crossover and while we’re not quite convinced by the svelte but futuristic look in a European context (although are there some similarities to the Citroen DS4…?), we do like the high-tech video they’ve produced.
The Peugeot SXC is driven by a new petrol-hybrid powertrain with a 220-hp, 1.6-litre turbo engine and an electric motor positioned at the rear. The Hybrid4 system produces 315 hp in total and can run in electric mode alone. Fuel consumption is measured at 20.7 km/l and CO2 emissions are down 143 g/km.
Here is the first look at the Peugeot SXC concept to be revealed at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show. The petrol hybrid concept model has been designed at Peugeot design studios in Shanghai and is proof again of how important the Chinese car market is to European manufacturers. At the same time, this SXC recognises that European cars can’t be all things to all people, and after one comment on Eurocarblog about whether “Asian buyers will consider buying a french hybrid car”, we’ll be interested to see the production future of the SXC and whether it sticks to its local market origins as truly dedicated to the Chinese market.
The Peugeot SXC comes with a four-cylinder 1.6 petrol engine with 220 hp, combined with a rear electric motor making the Hybrid4 system. Total power is 315 hp. The Shanghai Cross Concept (hence SXC), has an average fuel consumption of 20.7 l/km with CO2 emissions of 143 g/km.
The style develops previous design language used on the SR1, BB1 and HR1, and is placed in the currently popular crossover segment. It measures 4.87 metres long, 2.03 metres wide and 1.6 metres tall and we think is a nice fit for the Chinese market, while still playing on its French origins. That’s for the concept model, though, and whether PSA will take it to production in this style or not is anyone’s guess. One to watch to see if the group can’t improve its fortunes outside of Europe.