Minggu, 25 Desember 2016

Citroën looks into his own future


Already one month before the official presentation at the Parisian car salon (1 to 16 October 2016), Citroën will be showing a concept vehicle called Citroën Cxperience Concept at the worldwide dealership meeting on the new C3. What does the 4.85 meter long, two meter wide and only 1.37 meter high hatchback sedan announce? We have the first answers.

Hatchback silhouette and controlled air intakes
In addition to the distinctive hatchback silhouette, the concept also features counter-opening doors and powerful 22-inch rims. The front part can offer smooth surfaces and a special radiator grille. It includes a chrome-plated double bracket that extends to the headlights with the characteristic light signature. The apron is intended to provide more efficiency with controlled air inlets. Therefore, on each side of the vehicle, flaps can be opened and closed to optimize aerodynamics. At the rear we find striking fenders, a concave rear window, which is still well remembered by earlier Citroën models, and 3D taillights with fiberglass.

Just a look at the new design direction?
The assumption suggests that this concept may announce a new C4, C5 or even C6, but Citroën explicitly points out that the Cxperience is only an outlook on the new design direction of the brand. Even so, the Cxperience has an almost square steering wheel (as in the Cactus), single-seat seating, a 19-inch display and other technical highlights. An inductive smartphone charging system and a tablet, which can be used to control the comfort needs of the passengers in the rear, should be mentioned here.

Plug-in hybrid with up to 300-horsepower system performance
In contrast to many other studies, Citroën already cites details of the planned drive: Since the Cxperience is a plug-in hybrid, a petrol engine and an electric motor work together under the smart outer skin. The combustion engine is supposed to deliver between 150 and 200 hp, the electric machine comes to about 80 kilowatts. The force is transmitted via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle with a system output of 300 hp can also move up to 60 kilometers completely electrically and is fully recharged in 2.5 hours.