Citroen has revealed the Aircross concept which will be shown at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show later this month. Based on the C4 Cactus, but only bigger, the Aircross concept is a refreshing take on what a SUV can offer in terms of styling and features and points to the possible design direction for the production model.
Citroen Aircross Concept with unique featuresCitroen has adopted somewhat strange names for the Aircross features to supposedly portray 'Consumate Comfort For Extra Energy', go figure. Designed to offer a new travelling experience, the Aircross concept features 'Alloy Bumps' on the side skirting made from honeycomb aluminium castings which is a different take on the 'Air Bumps' found on the C4 Cactus. Chrome rear window surrounds are called 'Air Signs' and the front air intakes have been dubbed 'Air Curtains'.
The seats inside the Aircross are said to be 'broad and generous' and kitted out in warm materials and vibrant colours. The Aircross concept also features specially designed storage compartments as well as 12-inch HD screens, with one being mobile which can be passed around by passengers for personal use. Also, each seat comes equipped with speakers and a microphone which encourages passengers to have a chat with one another.
The Citroen Aircross will be powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that will combine performance and efficiency, but details will be revealed closer to its official appearance later this month.
South Africans can expect to see the Citroen C4 Cactus launch in the country at the end of April 2015.