CXPERIENCE CONCEPT: An exceptional experience in Citroën comfort and design
Exclusively revealed one month ahead of the Paris Motor Show, Citroën CXPERIENCE Concept embodies the brand's "Be Different, Feel Good" promise in the large hatchback segment. With its distinctive body style, this new and stunning concept illustrates the benefits of the Citroën Advanced Comfort ® programme.
This innovative plug-in hybrid vehicle is immediately recognisable with its distinctive style and cleverly designed rear-hinged doors. The bold lines express power, while the generous curves express the car’s own stylistic language. Inspired by the high-tech world, the new front end, grille and updated signature headlights, create a unique style. The rear end also makes a statement with strongly marked wings and a concave rear window with a fin for improved aerodynamics.
To contrast the pearlescent sea green exterior colour the premium materials inside the car are a citrus yellow shade to create a fresh and assured ambience. The seats are upholstered in a padded-effect yellow mesh fabric and the backrests feature an elegant shade of walnut wood.
"Citroën CXPERIENCE Concept car challenges convention to express a new vision of executive hatchbacks. It also fits in perfectly with the ambitions of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme. CXPERIENCE Concept illustrates the brand's capacity to deploy its "Be Different, Feel Good" promise in this segment.” Linda Jackson, Citroën Global CEO
An easy to use infotainment system allows passengers to control a range of functions. A smartphone and mobile tablet can also be used to activate a range of controls including starting the car and sharing media files with other passengers. Citroën CXPERIENCE Concept also features the ConnectedCAM Citroën™ premiered as a world first on Citroën’s New C3. Located just behind the rear-view mirror, this wide-angle HD connected camera records whatever the driver sees on the road. It captures moments in pictures and on video to keep or share on social networks.
“The whole Citroën Style team pulled in the same direction to create a new executive hatchback with international reach, breaking conventional codes to express the brand's values: Optimistic, Human and Smart." Alexandre Malval, Citroën Design Director
1. BOLD, EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN
A strong identity
An interior designed to showcase the flowing design lines
Inspired by architecture, decoration and furnishings, the cabin of Citroën CXPERIENCE Concept is a work of clean, contemporary lines. Featuring premium materials, it is decorated in a citrus yellow shade.
There is a floating dashboard which is horizontal in design alongside the single-spoke steering wheel. It has a three-dimensional appearance, with a sculpted, tubular cut-out extending from the right rear door to the left rear door in a single piece. This reinforces the immediate impression of space and lightness.
2. THE CITROËN ADVANCED COMFORT ® PROGRAMME DEPLOYED ON AN EXECUTIVE VEHICLE
Comfort is a concept that has always been closely linked to Citroën and "Citroën Comfort" has become a true brand signature. Today, this concept has become part of a broader approach with a range of criteria including brightness, space, ergonomics and connectivity. All these criteria contribute to well-being in body and mind and encourage connectivity and sharing experiences on-board Citroën CXPERIENCE Concept car.
Contributing to well-being in body and mind
Entirely focused on the well-being of the occupants, this large executive hatchback conveys an impression of immediate, intense ultra-comfort, for both the driver and passengers. The emphasis placed on light, another part of the Citroën Advanced Comfort ® programme, also contributes to the sense of on-board well-being. With wide windows and two sunroofs running the full length of the car, the ambient lighting and air purifier also contribute to making the cabin a "Feel Good" area.
Citroën CXPERIENCE Concept features ingenious storage compartments to make life easier. Positioned conveniently around the cabin, they contribute to the comfort of the passengers and their day-to-day well-being. The dashboard creates an impression of space with its geometric shapes and graphics. The central console includes a storage compartment at the front, and a separate compartment for charging a smartphone. To ensure a peaceful and safe on-road experience useful driving information is projected into the driver's field of vision on a wide head-up display.
Encouraging sharing and connectivity
A 19-inch rectangular touch screen is the main area of connectivity and is located on the dashboard, the central console is used to operate on-board functions such as air conditioning, driving aids, navigation and media sources. A smartphone and mobile tablet help to maintain digital continuity and have the option to activate a number of on-board functions. At the front, a central console houses a dedicated smartphone stand. Induction-rechargeable and connected to the screens, the smartphone starts the car and activates a range of control functions (comfort, photos, videos, etc.).
Passengers in the back seats have access to a mobile tablet. Presented in a case, the tablet lets the occupants adjust the seats and air conditioning at the same time, as well as providing access to media sharing through the new app ‘Share with U’ as part of a fun and intuitive approach. With this new service, media files (games, music, videos) can be shared with other passengers. These features will be available to test at the Paris Motor Show.
Citroën CXPERIENCE Concept provides high-tech rear vision with front and rear cameras. The conventional wing mirrors are replaced by two discreet side cameras which send pictures to small digital screens. Featuring chrome surrounds, these small screens are positioned along the inner door panels on the same trim as the loudspeakers and air vents. The driver has a 360° view of the vehicle's immediate environment, making driving and manoeuvring easier.
3. A PLUG-IN HYBRID PETROL SOLUTION FOR A LIMITLESS DRIVING PLEASURE
On the open road, fuel consumption can be limited by using the two forms of energy together in successive acceleration phases. On the motorway, the internal combustion engine takes over to deliver real performance at the wheel, with total power of up to 300 hp.
Citroën CXPERIENCE Concept has a 3 kW battery that can be charged in 4.5 hours with a standard charging system, or in less than 2.5 hours with an ultra-simple charging solution based on a 6.6 kW charger designed for connection to a 32A socket. The attractive, functional signature of this drivetrain can be seen on top of the bonnet in the form of two battery charge indicators extending the line of each DRL.
• Length: 4.85m
• Width: 2m
• Height: 1.37m
• Wheelbase: 3m
• Electric range: 60 km
• Power (EEC): between 250 and 300 bhp