Citroen Hypnos Concept

Citroën is revealing its new concept car, Hypnos, at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. An elegant and distinctive cross-over vehicle, Hypnos explores new avenues in the design of luxury ecological vehicles. Its creative technologies deliver outstanding performance and environmental efficiency, combined with subtle but powerful motoring sensations.

The special hybrid technology used on Hypnos highlights Citroën’s commitment to the environment and shows once again that this strong ecological focus is always accompanied by driving thrills and efficiency.

Feasible from an industrial standpoint, the architecture of the concept car’s HYbrid 4 diesel drivetrain features a rear axle-mounted electric motor. This innovative and particularly simple set-up is a perfect fit with the character of Hypnos, optimizing dynamic performance and traction while delivering impressively low fuel consumption and emissions (4.5 l/100 km and 120 g/km of CO2). And Citroën has made this advanced hybrid technology even more attractive by giving it the form of a beautifully proportioned and boldly styled concept car.

Hypnos’ sleek, flowing body lines and high-set stance atop 22-inch wheels clearly denote a car looking for new driving thrills. The initial appeal of the exterior styling is confirmed inside. The cabin, with its original colors, makes the technology more human and approachable, as illustrated by the dreamlike clock, color therapy and body-hugging seats.

Passengers enjoy a powerful sensory experience, verging on the magical.

Source: Citroen press

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