New Citroen C-XR Concept
The C-XR concept by Citroen was revealed in Beijing last week. The concept was built in partnership with Dongfeng and is an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) for the domestic market in China.
The concept was shown by Citroen at the Beijing Motor Show and is a small SUV which has been developed along with the companies partner in China, Dongfeng Motor Group. When the production version is produced, it's aim will be to cash in on the ever expanding crossover SUV market in China.
The CX-R concept holds the Citroen badge and has a number of styling cues that everyone associates with the French car manufacturer. A wide grille of chrome with double striped kinks dominates the front of the vehicle, that also features clusters of sports headlights with LED daytime running lights that are extremely distinctive.
At the back end of the vehicle, there are rear light clusters with a 3D effect and an exhaust finished in chrome that certainly catches the eye.
Although the Citroen C-XR is only front wheel drive, the car suggests some all terrain ability, with it's all season tyres, raised ground clearance and various add ons for body protection. Traction is maximised at the front wheels by Grip Control technology that works electronically, this should make easy work of gravelled areas. The overall 4.26m length of the Citroen CX-R makes it smaller than a Nissan Qashqai, though a rather impressive 2.65m long wheelbase ensures that space on the interior of the model can be maximised.
Power in the model comes from a 1.6 litre petrol THP turbocharged engine with Stop&Start technology also to control CO2 emissions and boost economy. Fuel consumption is also kept down by the latest generation automatic gearbox from Citroen.
Citroen and Peugeot have been amongst the select few who have been pro active in trying to achieve the development of the alternative fuel as they look to fight the progression of both the hybrid and the electric car.