The latest prototype from the French marquee holds classic value in the sense that it innovates, and it’s also possible to extrapolate a production version that would turn into the brand’s flagship model in lieu of the C5 sedan.
The new Cxperience Concept comes packing a green powertrain as well – but one that isn’t too futuristic either – we’re talking about a plug-in with a total output of 300 horsepower and a 60-km electric range. The concept does have a very interesting styling, which is both spectacular and futuristic – complete with larger than life 22-inch wheels and bold appearance also due to the rear-hinged doors. The heart and soul of this prototype is the plug-in hybrid powertrain using an unknown (yet) petrol engine able to deliver between 150 and 200 horsepower (112 and 149 kilowatts), combined to an electric motor that packs another 107 hp (80 kW). With both combined, total output can reach 300 hp (224 kW), with the assembly linked to a transversally-mounted eight-speed automatic gearbox tucked in between the ICE and electric motor, as the latter sends its power to the rear wheels.
The concept can also rely on electric power alone and the range is of up to 60 kilometers (37 miles), with the battery replenished from a regular socket in just four and a half hours. Go for a 6.6 kW charger and a 32A socket and that time is reduced to just two and a half hours. This is a flagship concept indeed, at 4.85 meters (191 inches) long and with a wheelbase of 3 meters (118 inches). Combined with the hardware arrangement, the interior is spacious and features a minimalist design. The citrus yellow cabin uses premium materials and looks the part for a XXI century concept, but still pays homage to earlier Citroen models via the single-spoke steering wheel and a horizontal dashboard design.