Given how much Citroen has invested on the Chinese market, it was only a matter of time before the French automaker expanded its lineup in the country. That time has apparently come with the debut of the C-XR Concept at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show .
Okay, it doesn’t look as much of a concept as it does a near production-ready model that could be sent to dealerships sooner than later, possibly as soon as later in 2014. The C-XR also holds the distinction of being the first Citroen model the developed with the Dongfeng Motor Group, as clear a sign of where the C-XR is going to be offered once the production version is ready.
Overall, the C-XR is a sharply-designed crossover that should go over among Chinese customers, especially the young-and-hip crowd that puts a vehicle’s style and design over everything else, including its performance credentials.
That’s exactly the formula Citroen followed in developing the C-XR Concept. Only time will tell if the production version adopts the same architecture.
Click past the jump to read more about the Citroen C-XR Concept.