The new engine is planned to have class-leading power output courtesy of a high-efficiency turbocharger and high-efficiency combustion characteristics. Some of the technologies include a variable geometry turbocharger, a diesel particulate filter and a diesel oxidation catalyst.
The base engine will be a 136hp (100kW) 1.8L four-cylinder unit churning out 206lb-ft (280Nm) of torque from a low 2,000rpm. It will be mated to the carmaker’s Twin Clutch SST gearbox and a custom AWD system.
If the production Concept-cX proves popular, re-skinned versions of the car could also be sold by French carmakers Peugeot and Citroen - just as they did with the current 4007 and C7 SUVs based on the larger Outlander.