Citroen has released a new video which highlights the creation of the Aircross concept which will be unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show on April 20th

Citroen has released a new video which highlights the creation of the Aircross concept which will be unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show on April 20th.

According to the automaker, work started in early 2014 as designers finished their interior and exterior design sketches.  Work then began on a full-scale clay model which was presented in June of 2014.  Chassis work started in September and was quickly followed by assembly of the concept in December of last year.

In a statement, Citroën Aircross Styling Manager Frédéric Duvernier said "Everything in this project forms a coherent whole because all the teams have worked together since the first sketches were done. It is apparent in the spirit, the colors, even in details like the hooks in the rear for attaching luggage that have the same shape as the tow hooks."

As a refresher, the Aircross concept features a plug-in hybrid powertrain which consists of a 1.6-liter petrol engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.  This enables the crossover to produce a combined maximum output of 313 bhp (233 kW), accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds and travel up to 31 miles (50 km) on electricity alone.

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