We’ve seen a leaked photo with Peugeot’s latest crossover concept, which we now know it is called the SXC, as the French manufacturer has unveiled the first set of official details before this SUV will premiere at the Shanghai Motor Show.
The Peugeot SXC Concept is in line with the automaker’s new design language, featuring many of the styling cues seen of other recent concepts like the SR1, BB1, EX1 and HR1 with this latest creation measuring 4,87 m in length, 1,61 m in height and 2,035 m in width.
This sleek looking SUV features Peugeot’s new ‘floating’ grille, ‘feline’ headlamps with incorporated LEDs, LED taillights, a wide renge of ‘high tech’ details which include the tapered mirrors with integrated rear view cameras, plus numerous other features like 22 inch alloys, a two=part panoramic sun roof, and uniquely styled roof bars.
Under its skin the Peugeot SXC Concept incorporates the HYbrid4 technology, meaning it uses a 1.6-litre THP combustion engine (218 bhp / 230 kW) which drives the front wheels and an electric motor positioned on the rear axle. This electric motor delivers an additional 95 bhp (70 kW) and also allows the French crossover to run in ‘zero emissions’ mode. The Peugeot SXC Concept is able to cover 100 Km on just 5.8-litres of fuel and has CO2 emissions of 143 grammes per Km.
Peugeot press release :
Peugeot SXC Concept Car
Strength and appeal
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.
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
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. 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.
Driving sensations
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
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 experience.
Overall length 4 870
Overall body width 2 035
Overall height – full tanks 1 610
Wheelbase 3 000
Front / Rear overhang 955 / 915
Front / Rear track 1 780 / 1 820
Type Michelin
Dimensions 25540 R22
Capacity (cm3) 1598
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)
Combined consumption (l/100 km) 5,8
CO2 (g/km) 143 g
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) 0
CO2 (g/km) 0
Max range at constant speed 12.5 km

Source: Peugeot