Citroen has revealed details of its Paris motor show star, the CXperience Concept. The powerful plug-in hybrid takes aim at similar models offered by BMW and Audi. With a gran touring body style and 4.85m length, it’s in the same ballpark as cars like the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback. The CXperience is also 2m wide and 1.37m high, wider and lower to the ground than the 4er Gran Coupe.
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The rear doors are rear-hinged, and there is no B-pillar, while inside features a citrus yellow color scheme, echoed on the mesh fabric of the seats and offset by walnut wood on the seat backrests. The car uses the typical Citroen single-spoke steering wheel, while a floating dashboard design for enhanced cabin space.
The concept gives hints at the direction of Citroen’s potential next-generation flagship sedan as well as its future onboard technology with an enormous 19-inch touchscreen which can be linked to a smartphone or tablet and accessed by the front and rear passengers to various functions.
It runs on a new suspension system Citroen is known to be working on, which should replicate the incredible comfort of its old hydropneumatic setups.
Under the hood, the beautiful concept packs a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain developing between 148-197 hp, while 80kW of electric assistance lifts maximum output to 296 hp. A range of 37 miles is available on a fully electric mode. Charging time is said to be less than 2.5 hours is from a 6.6kW charger and 32-amp socket.
The Citroen CXperience Concept makes its debut on October 1 in Paris.