Citroen has taken the wraps off its sleek, four-door plug-in hybrid concept, the CXperience Concept that is set to grace the carmaker’s show stand at the Paris International Motor Show in October.
With imposing proportions – 4.85m long and 2m wide – a very low roofline (1.37m tall) and short overhangs (3m wheelbase), the CXperience Concept’s design showcases the brand’s new aesthetic codes.
With its two-box style and cleverly designed rear-hinged doors that rise to the top of the roof at a 90-degree perpendicular angle, the concept features distinctive V-shaped headlamps that blends seamlessly into Citroen’s trademark grille. At the back, the laser fibre optic 3D taillights reference the frontal lighting signature.
Inside, the cabin is said to be inspired by architecture and furnishings. It features premium materials and is clad in a citrus yellow shade. It also sees the deployment of Citroen’s Advanced Comfort Program that combines a range of criteria including brightness, space, ergonomics and connectivity to contribute to well-being in body and mind.
The single-spoke steering wheel gives a nod to the brand’s history and the floating dashboard is a horizontal design with a three-dimensional appearance featuring a sculpted, tubular cut-out flowing in a single piece from the right rear door to the left rear door.
The CXperience get Citroen’s personal ‘sound bubbles’ which allow each passenger to select their personal sound medium via a network of integrated microphones and speakers.
The concept is powered by a petrol engine developing between 110 and 150kW with up to 80kW of additional energy provided by the electric motor for a total system output of 220kW. The CXperience can be driven in all-electric mode for up to 60km.
The powertrain is paired with an 8-speed electronic automatic gearbox placed transversely between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor.
It has a 3kWh battery positioned under the cabin that Citroen claims can be recharged from a standard charging system in 4.5 hours and less than 2.5 hours with a 6.6kW charger designed for connection to a 32Ah socket.