Citroen's Aircross Concept Is Stunning, Very Fast And We Want One

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As Citroën celebrates 50 million vehicle sales since its creation some 95 years ago, it’s unveiling a surprising, creative and bold new concept car ahead of the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. This symbolic venue was chosen to reflect the importance of the Chinese market, which accounts for 25% of total sales and stands as Citroën’s number-one market.

Citroen Aircross ConceptThe stunning Citroën Aircross accelerates from 0 to 62mph in just 4.5 seconds. It’s  powered by plug-in hybrid petrol technology, with an electric motor located on the rear axle. The electric motor develops 95bhp (70kW) and torque of 200Nm. The motor is powered by lithium-ion batteries that charge up in just three and a half hours via a 16A domestic socket. The electric motor is combined with a 1.6 THP petrol engine developing 218bhp (160kW) and torque of 275Nm. This all-electric mode has a range of 31 miles (50km). During full acceleration a boost function combines the torque of the internal-combustion engine and the electric motor delivering optimum performance with up to 313bhp available. Combined cycle fuel consumption is 166mpg (1.7 l/100 km) and CO2 emissions are an impressively low 39g/km.

Citroen Aircross ConceptThis concept conveys a sense of power and determination. The body is set on large wheels with 275/42 R 22 tyres. The tyres were designed exclusively for Citroën Aircross by Continental and feature large tread blocks and a unique pattern for excellent traction on the most demanding surfaces. The striking design of the wheels highlights the all-terrain abilities of the Citroën Aircross.

Citroen Aircross ConceptWith its parallel-to-the-road waistline, the new Citroën Aircross conveys an air of confidence, but without the feeling of arrogance or aggression.

Citroen Aircross Concept The front and rear bumpers fully convey Citroën’s design identity. The front end features a new chevron design and a two-tier light signature, which first appeared on the latest-generation C4 Picasso. At the rear, the new 3D-effect lights have a high-tech and emphatically graphic appearance. These classic Citroën design touches are rounded out by a floating roof and uninterrupted area of glass right around the cabin.

We want one!

Citroen Aircross Concept

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