Citroën CXperience concept – More Images And Photos From The Making-Of

SEP 21 2016 BY MARK KANE 12

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

The plug-in hybrid CXperience concept (see announcement details here) will be one of three Citroën’s world premieres at the 2016 Paris Motor Show when it opens at the end of this month.

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

Prior to the unveiling, the French manufacturer has released a lot of new images (below), which enables us to get used to the “distinctive style” of the PHEV.

More (slightly vague) details on the car were also shared by Citroën – check out the press release below as well.

Will Citroën announce from Paris that some variant of the CXperience will live to see production?  We hope so!

Spec:

  • In total (gasoline engine and 80 kW electric motor combined with 8-speed automatic gearbox) cranks between 250 and 300 bhp
  • 60 km (37 miles) in all-electric mode (NEDC)
  • 13 kWh battery
  •  6.6 kW charging takes 2.5 hours
Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

About the Citroën concept:

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

“CXPERIENCE CONCEPT brings a fresh new approach to the hatchback segment. This innovative plug-in hybrid concept is immediately recognisable with its distinctive style, concave rear window, cleverly designed rear-hinged doors and is the latest demonstration of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme. Inspired by the high-tech world, the CXPERIENCE CONCEPT includes a 19-inch central console, smartphone and mobile tablet to activate a number of on-board functions, ConnectedCAM Citroën™ and features a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with efficient performance, power and versatility.”

“CXPERIENCE CONCEPT: an exceptional experience in Citroën comfort and design

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën is expressing its ambitions in the upmarket territory, deploying its “Be Different, Feel Good” promise in this segment. The exceptional new, international body style is a step forward that marks a new offensive in brand strategy.

  • Bold, exceptional design

The CXPERIENCE CONCEPT car is immediately recognisable with its hatchback style and cleverly designed rear-hinged doors. With its unique and high-tech identity, measuring 4.85m in length, this concept car interprets the original light signature expressing a new take on the layered headlights and the concave rear window. For greater efficiency, the controlled air intakes are integrated with the front bumpers and mobile flaps. The interior features premium materials and is decorated in a citrus yellow shade, synonymous with a fresh, optimistic mindset.

  • The Citroën Advanced  Comfort® programme  on an executive hatchback
Citroën CXperience concept - Making-of

Citroën CXperience concept – Making-of

Through the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, which influenced the design of CXPERIENCE CONCEPT, Citroën is reviewing its approach to comfort in the light of its modern vision and expertise. Designed as a true “cocoon”, CXPERIENCE CONCEPT filters out the outside world along with the bumps and dips in the road and employs a progressive hydraulic cushion advanced module. The interior is designed with large body-hugging seats, generous volumes and storage compartments.

Intelligent technologies promote connectivity and contribute to smoother use of the vehicle and its equipment such as the 19-inch central console, smartphone and mobile tablet to activate a number of
on-board functions, 360° view, ConnectedCAM Citroën™ and sound spatialisation.

  • A plug-in hybrid petrol solution for limitless driving pleasure
Citroën CXperience concept

Citroën CXperience concept

The emphasis on intelligent technology can also be seen in the choice of a plug-in hybrid solution for a relaxed drive. Based on the expertise of the PSA Group, this plug-in hybrid petrol technology allies power and versatility. CXPERIENCE CONCEPT allows users to enjoy a new driving experience whereby they can travel from city centres to the most isolated areas without restriction, receiving exceptional dynamic performances thanks to the electric motor. The electric motor develops between 150 and 200bhp and up to 80kW of additional energy, to deliver real performance at the wheel, with total power of up to 300bhp, while also respecting the environment. CXPERIENCE CONCEPT can be driven in all-electric mode in the city (ZEV – Zero Emission Vehicle) where it has a range of 60km. It has a 13kWh battery that can be charged in just a few hours (in 4 ½ hours or in less than 2 ½ hours).”

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12 Comments on "Citroën CXperience concept – More Images And Photos From The Making-Of"

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Not a fan of shocking yellow interior bits, but I do like the overall aesthetic.

Great, what ever happened to that Citroen Cactus Hybrid/Plugin…

Don’t hold your breath.

There’s supposed to be an electric C4 Cactus? Never heard of it. Link?
Also sounds unlikely, since that’s one of the cheapest and lightest cars Citroen makes (~900kg).
Besides the e-Mehari, which sounds like very much a side project (1000 cars/year, Bolloré drivetrain with battery renting only etc.), the only actual announcements I’ve seen from PSA are the E-Elysée for China, 2017 (BEV), and the cooperation with Dongfeng on 2 electric platforms (7 PHEV+ 4 BEV models); however no specific cars on the latter.
https://electrek.co/2016/05/26/peugeot-citroen-unveils-2-new-electric-platforms-for-4-new-evs-and-7-phevs-starting-in-2019-gallery/

Besides that interior and that nasty polluting ICE drivetrain, it’s actually a beautiful car with the suicide doors and futuristic panoramic tablet screens.
Reminds me of iRobot or Minority Report.

I don’t know what you’re talking about, really, that interior is pretty nice. Tesla should be taking notes on this one .. for their Model 3 ..

From previous articles:

I’d simplify that dash even more; moving on the steering column those two knobs on the left and getting rid of that black glossy panel thingy behind the wheel.

That’s a HUD projector / screen, behind the wheel.

And yes, the clean dashboard reminded me of M3– but that acidic yellow makes me want to retch my guts out.

Duh!
I didn’t mean the HUD, I meant the bow-tie-like glossy extension of the car’s infotainment screen from behind the steering wheel. And also the gold-plated ending with the two knobs.

Something along these lines

Much better

I really love the exterior styling; very nice! Too bad this is just a concept car.

The interior… not so much. Especially that garish bright yellow. I like bright colors on the outside of a car, but the inside should be much more subdued, more relaxing for the eyes and the mood.

“13kWh”.. pfshh

More battery please.

Yes, for a concept they do it wrong 😉

Side video mirrors that wont reach production* and 13kWh…

Still did not learned what EVs are about.

They should buy Teslas to CEO, CFO, and the bunch 😉

* Law regulations. No video cameras for side mirrors. But it looks good on the concept, and concepts are only about strengthening the brand, with press that is VERY forgiving for even outright lies (like the cameras), so who cares, right?

If they had given this car a decent all electric drive train, Tesla would have had a real competitor.

Now it is aimed at the dwindling group of drivers who don’t dare by a Tesla yet.