Peugeot SXC Concept
17th April, 2011
Athletic, powerful, elegant, the "SXC", a Concept Car from
the Peugeot Style Studios of the China Tech Centre in Shanghai, explores the world of an exclusive and
modern Cross-over. 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 Cross-over
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 Cross-over. 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
Centre 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 Peugeot 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. Each detail is precisely sculpted on a
body of impressive size (with a length of 4.870 m, a height of 1.610 m and a width of 2.035 m).
At the front, the SXC bears the ‘stylistic codes’ of Peugeot. The theme of the unique "floating"
grille, which appears to be independent from the bodywork, fits harmoniously with its stature. The 'feline'
headlamps, precisely chiselled, give it a piercing gaze echoing the Marque's emblem, the lion, proudly
affixed on the front of the bonnet. This gaze is emphasised by a luminous LED signature, recognisable both
by day and night. This visual signature returns with the rear lamps, the boomerang shape of which
accompanies the movement of the rear, which has been designed with particular care.
Other "High Tech" details have been studied with great attention, in the same way as the tapered mirrors
housing rear view cameras.
The roof bars, of very original design, the border of the side glazed surface,… numerous components are
made of brushed aluminium, a light material, dignified and upmarket, which subtly enhances the exclusive
nature of the vehicle.
Its wheel rims, of generous dimensions (22"), 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 volumes, it two-part panoramic roof, its
accessibility through reverse-hinged doors, … promise a particularly vast passenger compartment in which
each of its 4 passengers will benefit from all the attention they desire.
One of Peugeot's priorities is to continue its environmental leadership in the years to come. This
concept car 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 4 wheels to be driving wheels when the engine and 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 bonnet, the internal combustion engine is a 1.6 l THP delivering 160 kW (218 bhp): continuing
its downsizing strategy, the PSA Group uses the most advanced technology to manufacture small capacity
engines combining a high level of performance and environmental efficiency.
Coupled with an electric motor of 70 kW (95 bhp), the combined potential is 230 kW (313 bhp) with a
combined fuel consumption of only 5.8 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 143 g/km.
The efficiency of this drive train, coupled with the acknowledged expertise of the marque in terms of
road holding, allows the SXC Concept Car to combine the emotion of real driving pleasure with the pursuit
of excellence for a high level of environmental efficiency… promising its driver a unique driving
Overall length: 4,870
Overall body width: 2,035
Overall height: - (with full tanks) 1,610
Front/Rear overhang: 955 / 915
Front/Rear track: 1,780 / 1,820
Type: Michelin 255 40 R22
Capacity (cm3): 1,598
Maximum power: 160 kW (218 bhp)
Maximum torque: 280 Nm; 300 Nm with overboost
Type Synchronous with permanent magnets
Continuous power / Max boost 40 kW (54 bhp) / 70 kW (95 bhp)
Continuous torque / Max torque boost 102 Nm / 178 Nm
THP + electric moto Maximum power 230 kW (313 bhp)