Citroen Cruise Crosser Concept (2007)


Citroen Cruise Crosser Concept

André Citroën organised the first motor crossing of the Sahara in 1922. Five half-track vehicles, tough enough to cross rocky and inhospitable terrain, were the first to journey from Algeria to French West Africa. Galvanised by this exploit, André Citroën followed it up with the Croisière Noire in 1924 and the Croisière Jaune in 1931. The public was thoroughly captivated by these truly adventurous Asian and African expeditions, which were recognised at the time as important economic, humanitarian, scientific and cultural missions.

Citroën is alluding to this past with Cruise Crosser, a rough and ready all-terrain concept car produced by the Espera Sbarro School in partnership with Citroën Styling. This off-road concept, based on Citroën's first luxury SUV, the C-Crosser, is fitted with three axles and six wheels that, just like those first half-track vehicles, give it traction in the harshest possible conditions, come snow, sand or mud.

Off-road adventure and recreation

The orange-coloured Cruise Crosser is easily spotted wherever it roams. The large red compasses on each side of the vehicle underline its mission to travel everywhere and anywhere, north, south, east or west.

Cruise Crosser has a big open space at the back to provide seating for extra passengers (removable row 3) or a vast loading area for trouble-free transport of luggage, shovels, tents and other accessories. The opening mechanism of the tailgate makes loading easier, while step plates on both sides of the vehicle facilitate access to the rear compartment.

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso (2007)

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso (2007)
Citroen C4 Sedan (2008)

Citroen C4 Sedan (2008)
Citroen C4 WRC HYmotion4 Concept (2008)


Citroen C4 WRC HYmotion4 Concept

Citroën took the wraps off the Citroën C4 WRC HYmotion4 Concept at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Its first WRC car to be equipped with a hybrid energy recovery system which delivers added performance and lower emissions.

This new concept car - which sports a split livery, with the team's familiar World Rally Championship colours on one side, and a design based on a more restful colour scheme redolent of natural materials on the other - illustrates Citroën's stand on environmental matters, including in the world of motor sport which stands out as a source of performance-related, reliable and rational technological innovations.

The HYmotion4 system enables a proportion of the kinetic energy produced during braking to be recovered and stored. This energy is accumulated by a motor-generator in the form of electricity in battery packs positioned at the rear of the car. It can then be employed either to deliver extra power when accelerating or to drive the car using emission-free electrical power alone, with no engine noise or exhaust fumes.

This system can significantly enhance the efficiency of a competition car during the different running phases:

  • Braking energy is not entirely dissipated in the environment,
  • The availability of additional torque thanks to an electric motor increases the internal combustion engine's useful rev range,
  • At a constant speed in electric mode, the vehicle benefits from a longer range (plus 40km), while fuel consumption on road sections is reduced by 30%.
Citroen C4 notchback (2008)

Citroen C4 notchback (2008)
Citroen C5 (2008)


Citroen C5

Citroën is making business and family motoring even more alluring as it lifts the wraps off the brand new Citroën C5 in Paris. Unveiled to the world in both saloon and estate versions, the new Citroën C5 benefits from a completely new approach by Citroën's designers who have combined Teutonic-like levels of quality, styling and handling with the highest standards of comfort, safety and in-car technology for which the Company is already renowned.

The all-new Citroën C5 conveys a real sense of prestige, with the state-of-the-art design in a classic thoroughbred saloon. Following the success of the innovative C4 Picasso, Citroën's new Citroën C5 also introduces a range of new features such as a second-generation fixed-centred controls steering wheel, a seat back massage function and a choice of suspension set-ups.

Set to arrive in the UK in early 2008, the new Citroën C5 embodies the progress that Citroën has made in recent years, and will more than satisfy the requirements of buyers of large cars in terms of both quality and reliability. A powerful addition to the Company's impressive car line-up, it ensures that Citroën is strongly represented in the large family car sector, one of the UK's biggest market sectors with over a third of a million sales last year.

With its long, sleek body, sculpted lines and high waist, the new Citroën C5's striking styling gives it a true sense of status. The front end is characterised by the large air-intakes and long incisive headlamps that flank the prominent chrome chevrons and assert the C5's identity. From the back, the distinctive concave window and two-part boomerang lights give it a purposeful, determined impression.

Citroen C5 Estate (2008)


Citroen C5 Estate

Citroën is making business and family motoring even more alluring as it lifts the wraps off the brand new Citroën C5 in Paris. Unveiled to the world in both saloon and estate versions, the new Citroën C5 benefits from a completely new approach by Citroën's designers who have combined Teutonic-like levels of quality, styling and handling with the highest standards of comfort, safety and in-car technology for which the Company is already renowned.

The all-new Citroën C5 conveys a real sense of prestige, with the state-of-the-art design in a classic thoroughbred saloon. Following the success of the innovative C4 Picasso, Citroën's new Citroën C5 also introduces a range of new features such as a second-generation fixed-centred controls steering wheel, a seat back massage function and a choice of suspension set-ups.

Set to arrive in the UK in early 2008, the new Citroën C5 embodies the progress that Citroën has made in recent years, and will more than satisfy the requirements of buyers of large cars in terms of both quality and reliability. A powerful addition to the Company's impressive car line-up, it ensures that Citroën is strongly represented in the large family car sector, one of the UK's biggest market sectors with over a third of a million sales last year.

With its long, sleek body, sculpted lines and high waist, the new Citroën C5's striking styling gives it a true sense of status. The front end is characterised by the large air-intakes and long incisive headlamps that flank the prominent chrome chevrons and assert the C5's identity. From the back, the distinctive concave window and two-part boomerang lights give it a purposeful, determined impression.

Citroen GT Concept (2008)

Citroen GT Concept (2008)
Citroen Hypnos Concept (2008)


Citroen Hypnos Concept

Beautifully proportioned and boldly styled, Citroën Hypnos Concept is a true hybrid in both its technology and appearance. The elegant and distinctive crossover vehicle combines the styling cues of a sporty coupé, the serene comfort of a saloon and the practical space of an SUV. At the same time Citroën Hypnos is powered by Citroën's all-new hybrid drivetrain, HYmotion4, marrying dynamic performance with solid green credentials to give 60+mpg economy despite its 200 horsepower.

Citroën Hypnos presents an exciting vision for the future of luxury vehicles with innovative and intelligent technology such as a face-recognition system that adjusts the cabin environment to its occupant's emotions, massaging seats, thermo-sensitive ambient lighting, a faceless clock and diamond-shaped instrument clusters.

Eye-catchingly proportioned at 4.90m long, 2.17m wide and 1.58m high, Citroën Hypnos's exterior design is characterised by a tautly drawn bonnet line, raised waistline and pronounced wheel arches that house generous 22-inch wheels - a hint at the concept's sophisticated muscle power.

The deep radiant grey of the bodywork, which varies in intensity under different light environments, has an elegant and prestigious sheen, befitting the Citroën Hypnos's luxury interior. A 'pillarless' roof, appears to 'float' suggesting flowing interior space. Rear hinged back doors provide easy entry into the car's enchanting interior, whilst a cargo tailgate gives unrestricted access to the boot, adding practical functionality to underline Citroën Hypnos's SUV characteristics.

Citroen Berlingo Multispace (2009)


Citroen Berlingo Multispace

The new Citroën Berlingo Multispace is longer (+24cm) and wider (+8cm) than its forerunner, which translates into a more spacious interior. An increase to the wheelbase further contributes to the visual impression of generous volumes and projects a strong road presence.

A bold and distinctive new-style corporate face embodies the Company's iconic chevrons into the sculpted bonnet, immediately identifying the car's Citroën identity. The deep wraparound bumper asserts the adventurous qualities of the car. From bonnet to boot, a clear design focus has been placed on the angles of the new Citroën Berlingo Multispace. The assertive headlamps and smooth curves of the bonnet lead to taut side lines, and sculpted wheel arches giving the car a more aerodynamic profile.

The Multispace's wide, steeply raked windscreen gives drivers optimum visibility with a large glazed area of 4.6m², echoing the spacious dimensions of the interior. The car's rear aspect is defined by striking tail lights and a wraparound rear bumper with cubic lines which protects the elegant curving tailgate.

The new Citroën Berlingo Multispace in XTR trim, transforms the car into full 'go anywhere' mode with black and silver coloured body sections, side rubbing strips and tinted rear windows giving a rugged and active appearance. Heightened front and rear suspension (+10mm), chunky 16" tyres and a "styled" engine cover plate equip the XTR for the active individual.