Citroën has revealed the C-Aircross Concept, a concept car with strong identity which offers a new vision of compact, ahead of its world debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The Citroen C-Aircross Concept’s design with a unique morphology adds to the dynamic attitude of the SUV, the fluidity of aerodynamic lines and the freshness of its color scheme. It sports an assertive and singular personality in the world of SUVs. At first glance, the compact SUV concept takes on a short and high-positioned bonnet and seamless lines with the features of an SUV. In dinensions, the concept is 4.15m long, 1.74m wide and stands 1.63m tall.
In line with the Brand identity, the C-Aircross Concept inherits a beautifully curved front panel. At the same time, lights are attached to the upper part of the radiator, separated from the main lighting function of the lower part.
Its body style is visually enhanced by guards that surround the lower part of the body. Set for the adventure, the C-Aircross concept is equipped with protective front and back wheel clamps in Glossy Black, wheel arch guards with restyled stealthy camouflage, and body side protection moulding on the lower part. And to further emphasise its go-anywhere nature, the concept is based on diamond-effect 18-
inch wheels featuring a creative and statuesque design.
The execution of the rear side, pure and graphic, is just as assertive in terms of style. The C-Aircross Concept has prominent shoulders which on both sides of the vehicle highlight the 3D rear lights comprising 3 advanced technology floating lights. True concept signatures, the two highly graphically contrasting floating backlit rear quarter windows have been designed as aerodynamic louvered shutters, while the ceiling is crowned by a panoramic glass roof, creating multiple sources of light. Stylized and in line with the concept, the Fluorescent Coral rear quarter windows conceal the vehicle’s interior, without preventing light from entering.
The large glass surface area and generous cabin reinforce the unique character of this concept which gives the impression of a spacious and light cabin.
Interior-wise, the Citroen Aircross concept features opposing opening doors for better on board accessibility, a kinematic element to increase comfort reminiscent of the Aircross and CXperience car concepts.
In addition, interior highlights include an airy sleek dashboard, suspended seats and a single spoke steering with intuitive commands. For the dashboard, it is fabric-covered with a tinted “head-up vision” board that positions all instrumentation in the driver’s field of vision. Information is displayed in colors with match the strong color scheme of this SUV perfectly. In the middle of the dashboard a wide 12-inch touch screen takes center stage, in line with the specific graphic scheme, displaying different driving and infotainment information. On the lower part, it leads to a wide central console which extends from the front seats to the back seats and showcases the useful storage features.
Entirely designed in a combination of Light Grey and Vitamin-rich Orange and in the form of a floating strip, the dashboard, through which the many storage spaces can be seen, plays with contrast right down to the inner doors. A large object holder stretches all the way along the dashboard and is used for decoration, enhanced by its orange color. The CAircross concept offers splashes of color on the ventilators and the seatbelt buckles. The Fluorescent Coral color that dominates the floor and carpeting creates a lovely tone-on-tone effect. This warm and colorful combination also features on the seat upholstery, which is covered with thick, soft fabric. The sofastyle seats also feature this shaded grey and orange toned scheme length ways.
The C-Aircross Concept is equipped with a smart and intuitive Human-Machine interface. Drivers and passengers have access to an array of functionalities via the 12-inch central touch screen. At the heart of the car’s control center, it makes using the vehicle easier and reinforces the aesthetic impression of length and spaciousness that prevails on board. To stay connected and in interaction with the outside world the concept Citroën C-Aircross is also equipped, at the heart of its central console, with a compartment especially designed for charging your smartphone via wireless induction charging. The C-Aircross concept also comes with the Share with U application installed.
Another smart and cutting-edge technology, which enables C-Aircross concept to think outside the box is the Grip Control. Engineered to improve driveability, this function perfectly adapted to the C-Aircross Concept nature brings to this go-anywhere car for both urban settings and the great outdoors a true driving comfort, whatever the terrain.