Citroën CXPERIENCE CONCEPTExclusively revealed one month ahead of the Paris Motor Show, the Citroën CXPERIENCE CONCEPT embodies the brand’s “Be Different, FeelGood” 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.

Citroën will showcase a world first next month at the 2016 Paris Motor Show with CXPERIENCE CONCEPT, which brings a fresh new approach to the hatchback segment. The exceptional new body style is a step forward that marks a new offensive in brand strategy.

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.

In line with the brand’s know-how and heritage, this latest creation features the hallmark of Citroën vehicles. CXPERIENCE CONCEPT is the latest demonstration of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, designed for the comfort and well-being of all passengers. Supporting the styling and technological development of new brand models, the programme reflects changing customer expectations and is considered at every stage in the design process.

With its unique, distinctive body lines, the CXPERIENCE CONCEPT car expresses a new take on executive hatchbacks, a territory that is close to the brand and its history. It is an aerodynamic concept car whose design reflects the emphasis placed on every detail.





Designed by Citroën Styling, CXPERIENCE CONCEPT expresses the brand’s new aesthetic codes. An innovative vehicle, it is inspired by the high-tech world on the outside, and by furnishings and travel on the inside.

The innovative hatchback measures 4.85m long and 2m wide. The very low roof (1.37m tall) and short overhangs (3m wheelbase), contributes to the 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 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.

The rear end of the concept car also makes a statement with strongly marked wings and a concave rear window with a moving fin for improved aerodynamics. The 3D rear lights featuring laser fibre optics are also V-shaped. The indicators are positioned in the centre under a slim one-way panel, giving CXPERIENCE CONCEPT a unique, high-tech identity. The light system is fitted in a black technical block and the lines follow the cut-out of the boot, underlining the width of this large hatchback. Like Citroën’s most recent vehicles, the chevrons at the rear of the concept car feature a black lacquer finish.

Other characteristic styling features contributing to the unique personality of the CXPERIENCE CONCEPT car are the rear-hinged autoclave doors rising to the top of the roof and opening to a 90°perpendicular angle (in line with the wheels), making it easy to get in. The doors provide an excellent view of the spacious and comfortable cabin.

Inspired by architecture, decoration and furnishings, the cabin of CXPERIENCE CONCEPT is a work of clean, contemporary lines. Featuring premium materials, it is decorated in a citrus yellow shade.

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. The flat foam floor is covered in dark, textured leather with a de-structured design and is bordered by broad chrome-finish sills on either side.

Citroën 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. 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.

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