At the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, Peugeot is showcasing a new concept car designed in China – the SXC.
The SXC isn't small at 192 inches long and 80 inches wide.
At the front, the SXC bears the new design codes of Peugeot with its "floating" grille, which appears to detach itself from the bodywork. The feline headlamps echo the marque's lion emblem on the front of the hood. This is further emphasised by a LED running lights; the visual signature is also present in the rear lamps, the "boomerang" shape of which matches the rear styling. Other details include the tapered mirrors housing the rear view cameras.
The roof bars and the trim around the side windows and numerous other components are made of brushed aluminium, which enhances the exclusive nature of the vehicle.
Its large 22" diameter wheels, which suggests refinement and strength, also contribute to the general balance of the vehicle. Finally, the very protective style of the vehicle, its generous size, its two-part panoramic roof, its accessibility through reverse-hinged doors, promise a spacious passenger compartment.
One of Peugeot's priorities is to continue its environmental leadership. This concept incorporates the 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.
Under the hood, the engine is a 1.6 liter THP gasoline engine delivering 218 bhp. It continues the downsizing strategy of the PSA Group which uses advanced technology to manufacture small capacity engines combining a high level of performance and environmental efficiency. Coupled with a 95 bhp electric motor, the maximum potential power output is 313 bhp with a combined fuel consumption of 40.5 U.S. mpg and CO2 emissions of 143 g/km.