New spy shots of the Citroen CX-R SUV testing in China. The Citroen C-XR debuted as a concept on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in April. Debut of the production version is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in December with a launch on the China car market just before the end of the year.
The Citroen CX-R concept on the Beijing Auto Show.
The Citroen C-XR will be manufactured in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture.Power comes from the well known 1.6 turbo in two different tunes: 200hp and 275nm, and 163hp and 240nm.
The exact origin of the platform is a bit misty, with some Chinese media saying it is based on the same platform as the Citroen DS WR SUV, and other saying it is based on the same platform as the Peugeot 2008 SUV. We know the length and wheelbase of all three vehicles, so let’s compare:
C-XR: 4260, 2650.
DS WR: 4553, 2732.
2008: 4180, 2540.
Size-wise, the C-XR seems to sit somewhere in the middle. The turbocharged 1.6 liter engine will also be available in the DS WR and is already available in the China-made DS5. The Peugeot 2008 only comes with a much older (and cheaper) 1.6 with 117hp and 150nm.
Bit of a mix, it is…