Citroen has taken the wraps off the Aircross concept which will premiere at Shanghai Motor Show later this month. Larger than the C4 Cactus, the concept is 4580mm long, 2100mm wide and 1800mm tall and sits on 22-inch alloys while the bold design makes it stand out among crossover concepts. While the aforementioned C4 Cactus has airbumps, this concept comes with alloy bumps made from honeycomb aluminum castings surrounded by hard rubber. It also has so-called air signs which are in fact those chrome rear window surrounds and increase aerodynamic efficiency. For the same purpose, the concept boasts air curtains which are those front intakes.
The Citroen Aircross concept is motivated by a plug-in hybrid setup consisting of a 1.6-liter gasoline engine mounted at the front and teamed up with an electric motor which sits at the back. The conventional engine develops 218 bhp and 203 lb-ft while the electric motor is rated at 95 bhp and 148 lb-ft. Thanks to a lithium-ion battery, the concept can run solely on electric power for as much as 31 miles (50 km).
It has a combined output of 313 bhp and will need only four and a half seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run. Citroen says that it returns 166 mpg UK (1.7 liters / 100 km or 138.2 mpg US) and has CO2 emissions of only 39 g/km.