Citroen has officially unveiled the new Aircross Concept, ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show.
Following a series of teasers and leaked images, the new Citroen Aircross Concept is finally here as the model has been unveiled by the French brand recently. This is larger than the C4 Cactus and it stands at 4,580 mm long, 2,100 mm wide and 1,800 mm tall, riding on massive 22-inch alloy wheels. Its design is similar to the one of the Cactus but the airbumps have evolved into “alloy bumps”, made from honeycomb aluminum castings surrounded by hard rubber. Don’t expect these, however, into a final production model. The cabin is bringing the two 12-inch hi-def screens, speakers and a microphone in each seat and rear hinged doors.
The Citroen Aircross Concept has a red orange paint on its body and improved aerodynamics, thanks to the “air curtains” and the “air signs”. Power is being provided by a front mounted gasoline burner, with 1.6 liters in displacement, rated at 218 HP and 203 lb-ft of torque. This is working together with a rear mounted electric motor, generating 95 HP and 148 lb-ft of torque, taking its juice from the lithium-ion battery pack. This can fully recharge in 3 and a half hours from a regular household socket, providing an electric range of up to 50 km (31 miles). The total output stands at 313 HP, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration made in 4.5 seconds, with an impressive fuel consumption of just 1.7L / 100km (166 mpg UK / 138.2 mpg US), and CO2 emissions of 39 g/km.