Peugeot Urban Crossover Concept unveiled at Beijing Auto Show (Photos & Video)
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Peugeot Urban Crossover Concept unveiled at Beijing Auto Show (Photos & Video)

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Peugeot has not had memorable times in Asia. The French car maker is trying hard to hold its own amidst stiff competition. At the ongoing Beijing Auto Show Peugeot has displayed it’s talked about off roader, Urban Crossover. When you take a look at this vehicle, it’s the design element that demands instant attention.

Aesthetics and styling is an amalgamation of a number of Peugeot designs that hold together rather well for the sturdily built CUV. The C-shaped taillights on this crossover complement the design language beautifully. According to Peugeot, the Urban Crossover concept is the joint effort of designers from France, Brazil and China.

A production vehicle based on the concept is in the making and at this stage and is being dubbed as the A94, however industry experts reveal it’s likely to change during roll out. Insiders claim the production model will be christened 2008 and is expected to be showcased at the 2013 Paris Motor Show.

Press Release

Peugeot Urban Crossover Concept

At that start of the decade, 30 cities in the world had populations of more than 10 million. By 2050, 5.3 billion inhabitants of the planet will live in mega-conurbations. Peugeot, aware of changes in the world around it, led a reflection on a multi-role compact vehicle, equally at ease in the urban infrastructure, as on the open road. Urban Crossover Concept will be presented in turn at the Beijing Motor Show in April and at the Paris International, in October, so as to illustrate the product of this reflection in a global perspective.

Elegant and cheeky, refined and charismatic, sporty and seductive, with Urban Crossover Concept, Peugeot offers a new vision of a compact Crossover that is modern and relaxed, dynamic and seductive.

Cities are changing, mobility as well

From Sao Paulo to Shanghai, from London to Kuala Lumpur, from Cape Town to Moscow, the city lives, changes, grows. Humanity becomes more and more urban, at a rate not seen before. A new generation of city dwellers is being born.

For them, with them, the international teams from Style Peugeot in Paris, in Shanghai and in Sao Paulo have created a new type of vehicle: the Urban Crossover Concept.
Urban by its contained dimensions (with a length of 4m14 and a width of 1m74), adventurer by its athletic and sleek style, conferring on it an extraordinary and universal power of seduction.

Crossover, it is the vehicle which marries the elegance and refinement of a saloon, the cheekiness, the mischievousness of an SUV, with the multi-role capability and unusual spaciousness for this market segment.

Peugeot at the Beijing Motor Show

On a 1400 square metre stand with 17 cars on show, Peugeot presents all the modernity of its range, the youngest and most extensive in its history in China, an expression of the allure and the modernity of all that is French, with a complete offering of vehicles carrying the Roland Garros identity and an original concept car, the “Urban Crossover Concept”, a worldwide reflection on the evolution of the offering in the B segment.

“Generation 8” and hybridisation

With the 308 three-box saloon launched in October 2011, the 408 launched in January 2010 and the 508 launched in July 2011, Peugeot has the most modern and widest range ever available in the Middle Kingdom, key to its expansion in the Chinese market (completed by imported vehicles such as the 3008 Crossover 3008 and the RCZ coupé).

Roland Garros range: exporting a winning partnership to Beijing

Tennis, by the values of dynamism and elegance that it projects, became from the seventies the natural means of expression for Peugeot. A partner in the Roland Garros international championship for more than a quarter of a century, Peugeot now exports the values of this prestigious partnership to China.

Urban Crossover Concept: Reconcile the city of tomorrow and adventure

Elegant and cheeky, refined and charismatic, sporty and seductive, with Urban Crossover Concept, Peugeot offers a new vision of a compact Crossover that is modern and relaxed, dynamic and seductive.

 

Peugeot Urban Crossover Concept

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