At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the Citroën is entering the large saloon segment with CXPERIENCE CONCEPT under the slogan "Be Different, Feel Good".

Citroen's new concept measures 4.85m in length and 2m in width, but it's only 1.37m tall. The French call it a non-standard silhouette, adjusted to all world markets and of such representation that would fortify the brand's strategy of taking a role in high class, executive saloons. Reflecting modern times is also the pearlescent sea green "Mizuiro" bodywork – something surely to be talked about as it is quite exquisite.

The modern style can be also observed in the interior of the passenger cabin, where everything was designed to offer comfort to the occupants. A lot of emphasis was placed on the design of the seats, for example, which are upholstered in a padded-effect yellow mesh fabric. Desingers also made sure there is sufficient view of the surroundings with a wide lateral glazed area around the cabin and the two cielos running the full length of the roof. There are many designated little places where occupants can leave their drink or a wallet, there is specially designed lighting, including vast glass surfaces and ambient lighting; there is even a pleasant scent lingering around to enjoy during the drive. There is also an integrated 19-inch and 16/3 format rectangular screen in the middle of the dashboard.

Citroën CXPERIENCE with the hybrid powertrain ensures total power of up to 300 bhp. It consists of a petrol engine developing between 150 and 200 bhp and up to 80 kW of additional energy provided by the electric motor. The car could be driven in all-electric mode in the city, securing a range of 60 km. The electric motor draws power from the 3 kWh Lithium-Ion battery that can be charged in 4 and a half hours with a standard charging system, or in less than 2 and a half hours with an ultra-simple charging solution based on a 6.6 kW charger designed for connection to a 32A socket.

Aug. 30, 2016 Driving photo: Citroën

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