If you have been keeping an eye on the auto industry, you should have known that Citroen has a new vehicle model in the works, dubbed the Aircross. Unfortunately for the French automaker, its latest creation has been leaked before. As such, the company has finally decided to officially reveal the vehicle prior to its official debut scheduled to take place in this year’s Shanghai Auto Show in Shanghai, China.
The car comes with a size that is significantly larger when compared to the company’s C4 Cactus model. It even sits on 22-inch alloy wheels. The car looks bold yet also quirky as it is also influenced by the Citroen C4 Cactus to some extent. The car, however, is nearly the size of either a Hyundai Santa Fe or a Land Rover Discovery Sport. Taking that into account, it is quite likely that Citroen will slot the Aircross above its Cactus model.
The Aircross concept car that Citroen has officially revealed comes wrapped in the reddish orange hue. The car also follows most of today’s modern cars, hiding a hybrid powertrain under the hood. At the front, there is a conventional 1.6L petrol engine that delivers 218 bhp of power and 203 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, at the rear end of the vehicle, there is a single electric motor unit that bursts out 95 bhp of power and 148 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this hybrid powertrain, the car will take just 4.5 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h. The lithium-ion battery provided will make it possible for the car to reach a total distance of 50 km before needing a recharge. Speaking of recharging the vehicle, the process can be completed within three and a half hours if a regular household outlet is used.
On the interior, buyers of the car will find not one but two massive 12-inch display panels with a high definition resolution. Interestingly, one of these panels is actually mobile. To make the car even more interesting, Citroen has equipped each of the seats with a microphone and speakers, as if to encourage the passengers inside to chat with one another.
Unfortunately, it is still a mystery that only the company knows whether or not the Citroen Aircross concept will make it into production. All that Citroen says is that the concept car in question showcases what kind of ambitions the French marquee has for competing in the automotive market in a global scale.