New compact crossover concept for Beijing previews a new global car for future megacities
24 April 2012

Peugeot has unveiled a new global crossover concept at the Beijing motor show. The Peugeot Urban Crossover Concept has been styled collaboratively by Peugeot design studios in Paris, Shanghai and Sao Paulo and is designed to meet the future mobility needs of megacities.

The concept is 4140mm long and 1740mm wide. Its styling is reminiscent of the HR1 concept first seen at the Paris motor show in 2010. Peugeot claims it blends the “elegance and refinement” of a saloon with the “cheekiness and mischievousness” of an SUV.

The front-end styling builds on the look of the new 208. A raked windscreen and low roof contribute to a sleek profile. There are also flared arches and sculpted wings to contribute to the concept’s low, wide stance.

Peugeot says the double-bubble roof design and spoiler have been inspired by the RCZ coupé. There’s also Peugeot’s ‘claw’ design for the lights at the front and rear.

On the concept’s positioning, Peugeot said: “[It] is the synthesis of Peugeot’s know-how in creating a small vehicle combining agility, compactness, multi-role ability and confident styling at the service of young city dwellers that like the city, live the city, creating the city, while still loving to escape it.”

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24 April 2012

I normally try to be at least a bit constructive, but... No, Peugeot, no!

24 April 2012

[quote March1]I normally try to be at least a bit constructive, but... No, Peugeot, no![/quote] I'm the opposite! I say Yes Peugeot, yes! Looks good to me, far better than the 3008 & 4007

Myk

24 April 2012

So Peugeot's idea of designing it to "meet the future mobility needs of megacities" resulted in an SUV? Really Peugeot? I think future megacities will need efficiency, both in consumption and size. This isn't saying either to me.

If Peugeot could shut up with the clap trap for five minutes, I actually rather like the look of it. But to be honest they could have put wheels on a deep-sea angler fish and it would have looked better than any other car they make (RCZ and 208 excluded).

24 April 2012

i think that would sell well here. Its not my sort of thing, but it looks quite classy. But i hope Peugeot dont let any ex pop singers loose on it if they do

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