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With the SXC, Peugeot reasserts its international ambitions, refining its
ability to adapt to the specific expectations of each market.
In 2010, Peugeot unveiled a new evolutionary
design style with various concept cars: the SR1 roadster, the BB1 city car -
2.50 m long yet for 4 people, the EX1 two-seater roadster - 100% electric, which
beat homologated acceleration records in France and in China and the HR1 -
exclusive, innovative and a hyper-connected city car. At Auto Shanghai 2011, the
Marque's stylists express themselves in another category, which is becoming
increasingly popular in the Chinese market, that of the Crossover. With the SXC
(Shanghai Cross Concept) this theme is revisited.
This concept car
combines certain characteristics from the world of the SUV - strength, high
driving position, protection, with a modern styling, elegant and refined, much
closer to the upmarket world of the saloon than the SUV.
Both Bold and Refined
The SXC is a vehicle with a strong, asserted
character, its style expressing strength and power, without being pretentious,
through its lines which are simple and refined, elegant and fluid, and subtly
emphasize the athletic, even muscular, character of the vehicle. Each detail is
precisely sculpted on a body of impressive size - with a length of 191.7 inches
(4870 mm), a height of 63.4 inches (1610 mm) and a width of 80.1 inches (2035
At the front, the SXC bears the 'new stylistic design codes' of
Peugeot. The theme of the unique "floating" grille, which appears to detach
itself from the bodywork, fits harmoniously with its stature. The feline
headlamps give it a piercing gaze echoing the Marque's emblem, the lion, proudly
affixed on the front of the bonnet. This gaze is emphasized further by a
luminous LED "signature" recognizable both by day and night. This visual
signature is also present in the rear lamps, the "boomerang" shape of which
matches the rear styling and has been designed with particular care. Other "High
Tech" detailing has been included such as the tapered mirrors housing the rear
The roof bars have a very original design, the trim around
the side windows and numerous other components are made of brushed aluminum, a
light material, smart and upmarket, which subtly enhances the exclusive nature
of the vehicle.
Its large 22" diameter wheels, the design of 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 particularly vast passenger compartment.
Peugeot SXC Concept: Review (2/2)