French marque Citroen has unveiled a few days ago at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show in China a new concept called C-XR which makes us believe the company is preparing to launch its own variant of the Peugeot 2008. Developed entirely by the Citroën & Dongfeng Motor Group, the concept will receive a production version in China in the near future and chances are it won’t look that much different compared to the concept pictured here.
Citroen says that we are dealing with an “assertive SUV” which has been fitted with LED daytime running lights, a wide front grille featuring chrome accents, along with 3D taillights and two chromed exhaust pipes. The vehicle benefits from 17-inch rims wrapped around in all-season tires separated by a generous 2.65-meter wheelbase which according to the company is the longest in this segment.
Motivation is provided by a THP 160 turbocharged gasoline engine equipped with a stop/start system and mated to the latest iteration of Citroen’s automatic gearbox and a Grip Control system.