Peugeot has unveiled its sexy new SXC crossover hybrid concept ahead of its Shanghai Motor Show debut. The lovely cute ute will have 313 horsepower on tap from a hybrid turbodiesel engine and electric motor. Designed in and for Shanghai, the SXC boasts ultra-sleek headlights and camera-style side mirrors, though we're afraid those will be lost come production time.
The Peugeot SXC Concept is designed to appeal to the growing number of Chinese buyers who purchase crossover vehicles, blending a Peugeot floating grille with fluid body lines and a solid low-to-the-ground stance, as well as a two-part panoramic roof.
The electric motor runs the back wheels and can work alone for rear-wheel-drive electric mode or in tandem with the engine, which runs the front wheels. This clever setup allows the driver to choose between road-holding all-wheel drive or super-efficient rear-wheel drive, while getting a combined average of 41 miles per gallon.