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)."