Citroen Reveals CXperience Concept Ahead Of Paris Debut [49 Pics+Video]

Citroen has revealed a new large saloon concept called CXperience ahead of its official debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

The company says they wanted to demonstrate their ability to transfer their current design approach in the big saloon segment.

Measuring 4.85m long, 2m wide and 1.37m tall, the new Citroen CXperience concept features very short overhangs to allow for a gargantuan 3m-long wheelbase, making it a really striking car to look at.

Power comes from a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain that allegedly produces between 250hp and 300hp, with Citroen claiming an all-electric driving range of 37 miles (60km). An eight-speed automatic gearbox is mounted transversely between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor. Citroen’s Advanced Comfort programme is the company’s modern try to bring unparalleled levels of comfort, using a new, innovative suspension setup with hydraulic cushions.

As you would expect from a Citroen of this size, the real party piece is the cabin. Inspired by “architecture, decoration and furnishings”, the interior is a mix of clean design with premium materials and cutting-edge technology. The rear suicide doors combined with the lack of a b-pillar further enhances the impression of space. The seats are upholstered with yellow mesh fabric with their backrests featuring walnut wood that matches that on the dashboard.

A 19-inch, 16/3 format rectangular screen is the dashboard’s highlight and acts as the vehicle’s control center, grouping functions like air-conditioning, driving aids, navigation and media sources. The rear passengers have access to a tablet that lets them adjust their seats, climate control and media playing.

The exterior door mirrors have been replaced by cameras that send their feed onto small digital screens mounted on the inner door panels and along with the front and rear cameras provide a 360-degree view of the car’s immediate environment.

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  • Mind Synthetic

    as always, french can deliver quality design.

    • Dennis James

      …once every 15 years 🙂

      • Mind Synthetic

        i strongly disagree, hell of a lot more than japanese, koreans, germans, and ‘muricans. I’ll leave italians out because they dominate the segment, except for fiat, thats rubbish.

  • Six_Tymes

    amazing, distinctive.

  • TheHake

    Wow! Fantastic attention to detail for a concept! Please please please build this as a C6 replacement!!!

    • PlonPlon

      I find the rear has something of the C6.

      • TheHake

        Exactly. This is definately a spiritual successor to the C6.

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      They’ll do a Subaru…and it’ll end up totally Mitsubishi.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Wut?

        • Obsequious Lickspittle

          Not exactly rhyming slang but Mitsubishi is my new word for sh1t.

          • Six Thousand Times

            Gotcha.

      • c3vzn

        Citroen don’t do a “Subaru.” They either build their production cars very close to the concept or don’t build them at all. See: DS Cars, Cactus etc.

  • Julien Lachemoi

    Doesn’t look very Citroën to me.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Really? I think it looks like nothing but.

  • Toss

    At firs look I though that’s a car with a hit bumper..

  • French Tickler

    Like the majority of concept vehicles it will never ever be built. Just fantasies to pique interest…nothing more.

    • MarkoS

      That’s why it’s a concept vehicle, meant to explore a new design direction a whole brand. This could easily be adapted to a new C6.

    • CoolHandLuke1

      Peugeot 308 Coupe was a concept and they made it into production as a Peugeot RCZ. Same goes for Citroen C4 Cactus. Both magnificent cars!

  • Jostein Næsheim

    This is amazing and very typical for the brand.
    All concepts as I recall are drivable.
    Design that dare to be unique.
    Can even be almost ugly at first sight , and then as you learn to know it , you end up loving it. And they ar just so timeless/ ever modern.
    Oui !!!

  • MarkoS

    Very Modern yet unmistakably Citroen. It looks like Citroen is getting back to it design heritage. I could see a version of this on the road in Europe, I hope they build it. Would love to see it Stateside as well.

  • Zandit75

    Individual details look fantastic, but combined, this looks a mess. Definitely not a well executed design.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Wow, yes! So nicely done. Sleek but not shapeless. And that green interior! This car is the French at their very best. If I have a criticism, it’s that those front seats really rob the rear seaters of legroom. It’s such a long body, I’d’ve thought it would be a limousine inside.

  • LexusGXman

    My god I love the future. Oh please bring this to the U.S.

  • roy

    Somehow reminds me of a kia

  • surfshop

    The interior is a winner

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