2011 PEUGEOT SXC CONCEPT CHINA DESIGNED
2011 Peugeot SXC concept is a crossover model has been designed and developed by the Peugeot Style Studios of China Tech Center. In addition, the SXC name stands for “Shanghai Cross Concept”, with Peugeot claiming that the crossover study was build to suit the tastes of Chinese buyers.
The car will unveil at the Shanghai Motor Show, the SXC features several styling cues seen in recent Peugeot concept cars, such as the SR1, HR1 and the EX1. The French firm said the study combines elements from both SUVs and saloon models.
At 4,870mm long, 1,610mm tall and 2,035mm wide, the sleek crossover is a large vehicle. To put it in perspective, the BMW X6 measures 4,877mm long. The front end of the crossover model bears the new “floating” Peugeot grille and very slim LED headlights. The heavily sculpted bonnet adds drama to the SXC’s “face”, as do the two generous air intakes in the bumper. There are numerous components made of brushed aluminum, such as the grille, the roof bars and the edge of the side glazed surface, to name a few. According to Peugeot, the lightweight material “enhances the exclusive nature of the vehicle.”
Some resource said that the car is incorporates the HYbrid4 technology, pairing an internal combustion engine at the front with an electric motor at the rear for an all-wheel drive setup. The 218HP 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine drives the front wheels, while the 95HP electric motor drives the rear wheels. In total, the SXC has 313 horsepower and posts an average fuel consumption of 5.8 liters/100 km (40.55 mpg), while its CO2 emissions reach at 143 g/km.
2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU SEDAN IN CHINA
2013 Chevrolet Malibu comes with mid-size sedan finished in a blue hue. The official unveiling of the 2013 Malibu is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 18 through a high-definition video streamed over the Internet, which coincides with the April 19 auto show debut of the mid-size sedan in Shanghai. It will also be shown at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday.
GM claimed that the new Malibu will be sold in 100 countries worldwide with assembly taking place at numerous plants, including China and two factories in the States. It will be offered at launch with region-specific four-cylinder engines.