Citroen has revealed the C-Aircross, a new concept car to showcase its vision for the future of the compact SUV market.
The C-Aircross Concept will be on display at the Geneva motor show in March and is inspired by the new C3, although clearly adapted for a new sector of the market.
It features rear hinged doors at the back to aid entry and has been designed using technologies from Citroen’s Advance Comfort programme.
Inside a single spoke steering wheel features along with a fabric-covered dashboard. In the middle of the dashboard a 12-inch touchscreen takes centre stage, displaying driving information and infotainment updates.
The C-Aircross Concept contrasts smooth surfaces with bold graphic elements that are brought to life with splashes of colour. The blue body paint is contrasted with Fluorescent Coral highlights. The brightly coloured personalisation elements can be seen around the headlights, on the wheels, on the side guards and on the roof bars – which also incorporate LED lighting at the front.
Front and rear protection shields with a glossy black finish, and wheel arch extensions with a ‘stealthy’ camouflage design are fitted to emphasise its go-anywhere nature. This new concept is equipped with large wheels featuring a unique design that suggest a raised driving position and off-road capabilities.
The driver and front passenger are able to control all of the main functions via the 12-inch central touchscreen. The system also features a 3D connected navigation system with voice recognition. Occupants can choose their own music or even choose to watch their favourite film. Depending on the on-board experience desired, an array of screen configurations are possible. As such, the passengers can be as active during the journey as the driver.
In order to encourage information sharing and discussion on-board, the Citroen C-Aircross Concept gives passengers the opportunity to automatically synchronise all of their electronic devices via the Mirror Screen functionality. Mirror Screen connectivity is already available across the Citroen range.
For true acoustic comfort, the front and rear headrests are equipped with built-in speakers and microphones, creating ‘sound experience’ audio bubbles. Now everyone can choose to communicate with the other passengers, or to keep to themselves.
The Geneva International motor show takes place between Tuesday 7 and Sunday 19 March.