Exclusively revealed one month ahead of the Paris Motor Show, CXPERIENCE Concept embodies the brand's promise in the large hatchback segment. With its distinctive bodystyle, this new and stunning concept illustrates the benefits of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme.
The innovative hatchback measures 4.85m long and 2m wide. The very low roof (1.37m tall) and short overhangs (3m wheelbase), contributes to CXPERIENCE Concept car’s flowing lines. The pearlescent sea green "Mizuiro" bodywork is modern and relaxed, and sits on 5-spoke 22-inch wheels.
At the front, this concept car shows off its pure lines with an original light signature expressing a new take on the layered headlights that are part of Citroën's identity. Other attributes of CXPERIENCE Concept include a smooth front end and special grille. The chevrons accentuate the vehicle's width with the chrome-finish bar angling out to the headlights.
The V-shaped daytime running lights (DRL) give the car a high-tech look, and are made up of fine 3mm wide strips with the indicators elegantly positioned in between. Further down, the light signature is completed by three LED directional headlights, positioned either side of the vehicle. For greater efficiency, the controlled air intakes are integrated in the front bumpers. Mobile flaps designed to open and close are positioned on either side of the vehicle and contribute to the aerodynamic performance on the road while also making manoeuvres easier.
Alongside the single-spoke steering wheel, a nod to the brand's history, the floating dashboard is horizontal in design. 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
Considerable emphasis was placed on the design of the seats, which are upholstered in a padded-effect yellow mesh fabric. The backrests feature an elegant light shade of walnut wood, similar to the dashboard. Designed to resemble alcoves, the inner door panels are also made from high-quality materials including the sea-green geometric fabric which matches the body colour and contrasts with the interior ambience
Citroën CXPERIENCE Concept car is welcoming and comfortable as well as being connected. With an intuitive human-machine interface designed to provide continuity between digital worlds for the driver and passengers, the latest intelligent technologies are simple and easy to use.
The 19-inch rectangular touch screen is the key focus of the dashboard and central console and is used to operate on-board functions such as air conditioning, driving aids, navigation and media sources. The touch screen is split into several parts, putting the emphasis on the driver as well as the passenger. The screen can be configured in 1/3 – 2/3 or 2/3 – 1/3 or in full screen mode, depending on the desired on-board experience.
The architecture of CXPERIENCE Concept is ingenious and unique. The 8-speed electric automatic gearbox is placed between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor, and a compact battery is positioned under the cabin to deliver electric power to the rear axle. This ensures both passenger space and boot capacity.
The emphasis on intelligent technology can also be seen in the choice of a plug-in hybrid solution for a relaxed drive. A true invitation to travel, CXPERIENCE Concept features a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with efficient performance, power and versatility.
CXPERIENCE Concept delivers outstanding dynamic performance with a petrol engine developing between 150 and 200 hp and up to 80 kW of additional energy provided by the electric motor. Cxperience Concept can be driven in all-electric mode in the city (ZEV -Zero Emissions Vehicle) where it has a range of 60 km