2011 Shanghai Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Peugeot's China Tech Center creates a specially designed premium hybrid crossover for the Chinese market.
- The SXC (which stands for Shanghai Crossover Concept) is fitted with a small turbocharged four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels and an electric motor driving the rear wheels.
- The SXC measures 191.7 inches long overall and rides on 22-inch wheels and tires.
SHANGHAI, China — French automaker Peugeot's China Tech Center here has created the SXC, a premium hybrid crossover designed specifically for the Chinese market.
The SXC (which stands for Shanghai Crossover Concept) is fitted with a variation of Peugeot's HYbrid4 system, which bundles a small turbocharged four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels and an electric motor driving the rear wheels. The 1.6-liter THP engine makes 215 horsepower, while the electric motor adds 70kW, for a combined output of 308 hp. Peugeot says the combination returns average fuel economy of more than 40 mpg.
The SXC is fairly substantial, measuring 191.7 inches long overall. The roomy four-passenger vehicle rides on 22-inch wheels shod with Michelin 255/40R22 tires.
Other features include rear-hinged rear doors, LED lighting and brushed-aluminum accents.
Edmunds.com says: Much sexier than the big BMW and Volvo crossovers. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent