Peugeot announces plans for China ahead of Shanghai show
The carmaker has said that it is looking to launch one model a year over the coming years as part of its growing plans for the Chinese market – it is is looking to sell 200,000 vehicles in China in 2011. This includes the 508, which makes its local debut at the show, and the RCZ.
The event also sees Peugeot showcase the new SXC (Shanghai Cross Concept) concept car, which has been totally designed and developed by Peugeot’s Chinese Tech Centre in Shanghai and uses the brand's HYbrid4 technology.
The crossover model features the strength, high driving position and protection of an SUV with styling and refinement said to emulate the saloon sector. The SXC also employs the latest Peugeot trademark features such as the "floating" grille, feline headlamps and "boomerang"-shaped rear lights. Other styling highlights include a two-part panoramic roof and reverse-hinged doors.
Under the bonnet, the HYbrid4 technology uses a 1.6 THP petrol engine coupled with a 95bhp electric motor, giving a maximum potential power output of 313bhp with a combined fuel consumption of 48.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 143g/km.