Monday, June 06, 2011

Peugeot SXC Concept

Peugeot SXC Concept

Athletic, powerful, elegant, the "SXC", a Concept Car from the Peugeot Style Studios of the China Tech Center in Shanghai, explores the world of an exclusive and modern Crossover.

Peugeot SXC Concept
Peugeot Style Studios of the China Tech Center in Shanghai, explores the world of an exclusive and modern Crossover.

With the SXC, unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show, Peugeot reasserts its international ambitions, refining its ability to adapt to the specific expectations of each market, while expressing in all areas its vision for the future and its skill in combining pursuit of excellence and emotion.

Concept: reinterpretation of the Crossover
In 2010, Peugeot unveiled an evolution in its stylistic codes through various concept cars: the SR1 (grand tourisme roadster), the BB1 (city car, 2.50 m long, for 4 people), the EX1 (two-seater roadster, 100% electric, which beat the homologated acceleration records in France and in China) and the HR1 (exclusive, innovative and hyper-connected city car). At the Shanghai Motor Show, the Marque's stylists express themselves in another category, which is becoming increasingly popular in the Chinese market, that of the Crossover. So, with the SXC (which stands for Shanghai Cross Concept), this theme is revisited: this concept car adopts certain characteristics from the world of the SUV (strength, high driving position, protection, etc.), without caricaturing them, inspired by the modern styles, elegant and refined, close to the upmarket world of the saloons.
It was Peugeot's international style teams based at the China Tech Center in Shanghai who designed the vehicle. As a result, Peugeot asserts the vision of a style that is strong and recognisable, and that is able to adapt to different body types, as well as to the different expectations of the markets.

A strong Style, both statuesque and refined
The SXC is a vehicle with a strong, asserted character, its style expressing strength and power, without ostentation, through lines both simple and refined, elegant and fluid, which subtly emphasise the athletic, even muscular, character of the vehicle.

A high-end crossover, with powerful, elegant lines, the SXC is equipped with a HYbrid4 drivetrain, combining a 218 CV 1.6 THP petrol engine in the front and a 95 CV electric motor at the rear.

Following its first official worldwide presentation at the Shanghai Motor Show, the SXC, Peugeot's new concept car, designed by the international styling teams at the marque's China Tech Centre in Shanghai, received the award of "Most beautiful vehicle of the year", in the concept car category from the Chinese edition of Car and Driver magazine in Shanghai.

Handing the award to Peter Gong, Peugeot chief designer and head of the SXC project, Mr Miao Jun, the magazine's editor in chief, hailed the SXC as "the first Peugeot concept car devised and designed in China, and the most attractive in the history of the Peugeot marque". The SXC was honoured in particular for its lines, "a unique blend of elegance, purity and dynamism" .

Launched in 1995, the Chinese edition of Car and Driver magazine has established itself as an automobile publishing benchmark in China, selling almost 500,000 copies every month. This is the fifth edition of the award.

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