(VIDEO) Aircross – Citroen’s plug-in hybrid SUV

25/04/2015

Update of April 8th article with a video

After the C4 Cactus is Citroen doing their pre-production concept-car thing with the Aircross? A plug-in hybrid SUV that will be making its world premiere at the Shanghai Motor Show!

Citroën Aircross PHEV: design

Larger than the current C4 Aircross with 4.58m against 4.34m and 10cm higher this Aircross concept is getting bigger and just like the C4 Cactus it stands-out with its design and color choices that claim its singular identity and international ambitions!
Also in the line of the C4 Cactus, the AirBumps are here supported by AlloyBump (a honeycomb of aluminum foam) protecting from side impacts.

Plug-in hybrid powertrain

Its first official presentation takes place at the Shanghai Auto Show, strategic market for the brand, especially on the premium models!

No question of a diesel inside but a gasoline plug-in hybrid like in the DS9. This technology allows to power this SUV only from a 218hp and 275nm 1.6lTHP combined with an electric motor developing 95hp and 200nm on the rear axle, the alliance of the two reaches 313hp for a 0 to 100kph in 4.5 seconds and a consumption of 1.7l per 100km and emissions of 39g per km in NEDC cycle, the range in electric only is 50km!

Compared to the DS9 concept that has not yet seen production, the success of the C4 Cactus should push the brand to launch this Aircross soon ... Stay tuned!


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