Peugeot plans to launch at least one new model per year in China in the coming years, reinforcing its presence in the world’s largest car market. At the Auto Shanghai 2011, Peugeot is launching the Peugeot 508 onto the Chinese market and showcasing a new cutting edge concept car, 100% designed in China – the SXC.
The SXC boasts of a 1.6 litre THP petrol engine delivering 218 bhp. 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 wheel drive when the engine and electric motor are operating at the same time, benefiting safety and grip in extreme conditions. Peugeot’s sales objective in China for 2011 is to sell 200,000 vehicles.