2011 Peugeot HX1 Concept Shows Sumptuous Detailing and Scale, But Front-Drive Proportions



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A low, long and and wide super-wagon! YES!

Is there anything not to like?

Very little, in the case of the gorgeous HX1 concept from Frankfurt 2011. The car is part of a numerous series of concepts exploring and fleshing out the latest Peugeot design themes - ideas that are in a final point of production-readiness via the latest 508 RXC and 508 Estate.

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But while the exterior panels of the crash-safety-obsessed French car brands can easily be re-stamped in sexier shapes, the underlying platforms will require a much bigger overhaul.

Therefore, even the fantasy HX1 rides with a far too front-drive proportion to be convincing as a real premium car. Things like the cab-forward base of the windshield hitting the hood in front of the axle-line are well-known indicators of a front-drive, transverse-engine layout. That is not sexy or cool.

Here we compare the 508 with the 2014 EXALT concept's proportions.

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So, the shortie nose and long overhang of the 2011 Peugeot HX1 Concept are not exceptional. But almost everything else about the HX1 is dripping in high-gloss glamour.

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