Previewing the first production SUV to come from the joint venture between Citroën and Dongfeng, the concept is billed as "a contemporary take on the SUV".
The C-XR concept features traditional SUV styling, and includes a wide grille finished in chrome with large Citroën chevrons in the middle. Vertical LED lighting strips feature at either side, alongside a large lower air intake and rugged-looking front guard.
Roof rails run the length of the concept, while double exhaust tips feature at the rear. Body cladding is standard, adding a more rugged edge to the concept.
The car sits on 17-inch wheels with all-weather tyres. Citroën claims the C-XR's wheelbase is the longest in its class, at 2650mm, which should result in substantial interior space.
Citroën says the C-XR comes equipped with its selectable Grip Control technology, while power comes from the firm's THP 160 petrol engine. An automatic gearbox is standard, as is a stop-start system to improve efficiency.
The concept is likely to make production with only minor changes, becoming a rival to Peugeot's Peugeot 2008. Reports suggest a production version will appear early next year.
Citroën is also showing its new DS 6WR SUV at the Beijing show.