Citroen has decided to raise a few eyebrows by showcasing the CXperience concept before its slated debut at the upcoming Paris auto show.
This vehicle depicts Citroen’s vision of a futuristic and spectacular body in a long and low hatchback that has the proportions of an Audi A6. We admit that the CXperience is a true exhibition of bold futuristic style that borderlines on looking weird to an extent. It’s visually imposing dimensions are further accentuated by the massive five spoke 22-inch wheels stretched to all the corners of the car revealing its generous three metre wheelbase. Snazzy looking rear-hinged doors can be seen providing quick and easy access to the cabin.
Citroen has given the CXperience a uniquely designed spacious interior that highlights the bold shade of citrus yellow. In addition to this is a generous amount of walnut wood trim that can be seen on the console, door panels and seatbacks. Citroen has also gone to the extent of equipping the concept with their legendary single-spoke steering wheel (inspired by the Citroen classic DS). Also occupying prominent space is a huge 19-inch rectangular dashboard mounted display that can be configured to be used as a single screen or to show separate displays for both the driver and the front passenger.
Powering this concept is a plug-in hybrid powertrain that comprises of a petrol motor which makes 150bhp to 200bhp, and an electric motor that adds an extra 107bhp. This 300bhp powertrain works closely with a transversallymounted eight-speed automatic transmission placed between the petrol engine and the electric motor. Citroen claims that while the battery can be recharged from a conventional socket in just over fourhours, it can drive on pure electric power for 60km.
Stay tuned to CarWale for more on this concept in the months to come.