Citroen's Aircross SUV concept will debut at Shanghai motor show, which runs from April 22-29. It aims to build on the success of the C4 Cactus, with a body style intended for worldwide sale.
It features a different take on Citroen's Airbump technology: on the C4 Cactus this is designed to protect the body from everyday bumps and scrapes, while the Alloy Bumps on the Aircross aim to protect the vehicle from lateral impact with their visible padding. The Alloy Bumps are made using a highly absorbent aluminium honeycomb structure.
Aircross is powered by plug-in hybrid petrol technology, with an electric motor located on the rear axle. Citroen says this configuration optimises performance and traction while ensuring low fuel consumption and emissions.
The electric motor develops 95bhp. The motor is powered by lithium-ion batteries that charge up in three-and-a-half hours via a 16A domestic socket. The electric motor is combined with a 1.6 THP petrol engine developing 218bhp.
Aircross's all-electric mode has a range of 31 miles (50km). Combined cycle fuel consumption is 166mpg and CO2 emissions are 39g/km. Aircross accelerates from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds.