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Citroën is showing a glimpse of its CXperience plug-in hybrid ahead of the official unveiling at this year’s Paris auto show.
In terms of function, the stunning 19.5 foot-long Citroën CXperience concept falls somewhere between a large sedan and a station wagon, without being either.
The roof is low, just 55 inches, which makes the 22-inch wheels appear larger than they are.
Citroën says the concept was inspired by the high-tech world. The front has a flat-nosed appearance with the French automaker’s signature chevron grille accented by slim LED lighting on either side.
The backside of the concept car also makes a statement with strongly marked wings and a concave rear window highlighted with a moving fin for aerodynamics. The 3D rear lights feature V-shaped laser fiber optics.
Rear doors are rear-hinged, and there is no center B-pillar to obstruct entry and exit. It’s a show car only feature, but it grabs attention.
The cabin is different also, with materials that are a citrus yellow shade, echoed on the mesh fabric of the seats and offset by unfinished walnut on the seat headrests.
Alongside the squared-off single-spoke steering wheel, which pays homage to Citroën’s past, a 19-inch touchscreen is the focus of a floating dashboard. Rear seat passengers have their own tablet to control a range of functions.
Showcased is a wide-angle camera that allows videos or still photos of the road ahead to be captured close to the driver’s perspective.
Powering the CXperience is a plug-in hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain. The engine size is not specified, but combined with an electric motor, an eight-speed automatic transmission directs power to the front wheels.
A separate electric motor powers the rear wheels and when all three power sources are operating, the CXperience heads forward with the push and pull of 300 horses.
Citroën says the car has an electric-only driving range of about 37 miles (60 km) on a full charge. That is likely a number using the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), which is much more generous than the EPA rating and doesn’t really reflect real-world range.
The three-kilowatt-hour battery can be charged in two to four hours, depending on the charging system used.
Citroën withdrew from the U.S. market in 1974 but is talking about returning within the decade.
Perhaps a CXperience-like Citroën will be something Americans can experience in the future.
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