Citroen Aircross, Futuristic interior and a plug-in hybrid powertrain with 313 hp
Citroen Aircross : Overview
Citroen has just presented the Citroen Aircross Concept, which will debut at the Shanghai Motor Show (22 to 29 April). After the success dell’anticonformista C4 Cactus, which opened for the new Citroën understood in its history, the Aircross Concept wants to show what will be the future of the brand with a product with global reach, thanks to a series of new ideas of character technical mechanics as plug-in hybrid and solutions sought for the interior.
The Features Of Aircross
The muscular appearance of the concept Aircross, 4.58 meters long, 173 cm high with a wheelbase of 2.8 meters, is made even more original by the three-dimensional LED headlights and new elements such as Alloy Bump, reinterpreting Airbump Cactus in the key Sport utility, with a honeycomb structure of aluminum alloy. Completing the picture rims 22 “with special tires made by Continental, the aerodynamic elements Air Sign on rear windows and front air curtains, which optimize aerodynamics.
The interior is equally original: the orange-red exterior match warm colors, while the seats, divided by a generous tunnel, are large to enhance comfort. The massive head restraints integrated speakers and microphones in order to provide unprecedented sound experience, but also to encourage dialogue among the passengers. At the same time, each seat can be transformed into a separate noise zone, thus avoiding disturbing the other occupants. All information board are managed through two 12 “display, with the central pivoting and sliding on a track toward the passenger, whose graphics are consistent with the style and the colors of the car, looking for positive feelings and appeals the world of fashion and furniture. In addition, when combined can give birth to a single display that the driver can handle through the touch pad on the steering wheel. The Aircross is also equipped with two micro-camera integrated in the doors through which you can take pictures landscape during the trip. These can be projected on monitors internal and hence shared on social networks or used to collect information on the web, as well as update the maps of the navigation system. The entire dashboard develops horizontally to enhance the feeling of space as happened on C4 Cactus and not missing a head-up display to provide the driver with the most important information in your field of vision, without distractions.
The mechanics of the Citroën Aircross Concept confirms the intention of the French House to follow the current trend of the market, looking at hybrid technology common to competition and leaving the Hybrid Air for future city car, if you ever find partners for finalizzarne development. The Aircross adopts a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of the 1.6 THP 218 hp and 275 Nm of torque, and a power of 95 hp and 200 Nm, powered by lithium-ion batteries. The latter acts on the rear axle, thus making available all-wheel drive. According to data reported, the Aircross is able to travel 50 km in electric-only mode, with charging time of 3 hours and 30 minutes from a household outlet to 16A. With a total power of 313 hp, according to data reported Citroën Aircross reaches 100 km / h from a standstill in just 4.5 seconds, with an average consumption of just 1.7 l / 100 km and CO2 emissions of 39 g / km.