Citroën SpaceTourer and SpaceTourer Hyphen Concept

Citroën SpaceTourer and SpaceTourer Hyphen Concept

At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show Citroën will unveil the SpaceTourer, a LCV-based MPV that will be offered with three body variants. The company will also display an off-road stylish variant named SpaceTourer Hyphen.


The SpaceTourer production model

The new SpaceTourer is built on the new modular EMP2-based platform, a variant of the one used by the C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso, and was developed jointly by the PSA Group and Toyota.

The modular basis allows Citroën to offer three different variants, with a length of 4.60, 4.95 and 5.30 meters, and a cabin capacity of up to nine passengers.

The look features an uncluttered and flowing style that expresses a sense of “robust assurance”. The cabin can be easily accessed thanks to the hands-free sliding side doors.

The car will be available in two trim levels: Feel, designed for families, and Business, which can be extensively customized in seating layout and equipment.

The SpaceTourer is equipped with a comprehensive set of active safety systems and comfort-focused features.

Design

The front end features a broad, protective bumper with strong black air intake grilles that contrast and accentuate the SpaceTourer’s styling. Vertical LED daytime running lights are seamlessly integrated with the fog lamps, giving the SpaceTourer a smart appearance but more importantly excellent illumination.

The side view of the SpaceTourer reveals the spacious interior with its wide sliding side doors and expansive glazed areas.

At the rear, the wide tailgate that provides access to the large trunk.

The SpaceTourer Hyphen Concept

The Citroën SpaceTourer Hyphen Concept is a special version developed in collaboration with pop band Hyphen Hyphen, from Nice in the South of France. Nominated for the 2016 French music awards,Hyphen Hyphen is becoming hugely popular in the electronic pop scene.

The show car is characterized by a dynamic, rugged look, with a bright color scheme which evokes a sense of freedom and adventure and accentuates the robust style of the production vehicle.

The concept has a broader front bumper design, wheel arch trims and sill protectors inspired by the Aircross concept. All of these features are finished in a matt Dark Moondust color that is contrasted by red-orange highlights.

The interior features a casual, colorful atmosphere.

The SpaceTourer Hyphen Concept is equipped with a 4×4 drivetrain developed by Automobiles Dangel.

Below we report additional design details from the official press release.

From the official Press Release:

With a higher ride-height than the production version, the SpaceTourer HYPHEN sits on 19-inch diamond-cut matt black alloy wheels with red-orange detailing. To emphasise its all-terrain credentials, five elastomer straps are positioned on each tyre to suggest optimum grip.

This strap design also features on the concept’s front and rear bumpers. Formed from anodised aluminum, they give the impression of even greater sturdiness. They also bring climbing equipment to mind: straps, ropes and carabiners.

The fresh, soft, iridescent green body color enhances the vehicle’s fluid lines and evokes nature. The color stands out even more as it contrasts with the gloss black roof and red-orange hexagonal-patterned decals.

The SpaceTourer HYPHEN concept is made for more than just everyday journeys. It brings to life the experience of traveling as a family or group of friends, when fun and freedom awaits you.

Interior Design

When you open the sliding side door, passengers are instantly ushered into a dazzling world with a bright, dynamic atmosphere that promotes well-being. The roomy, functional interior space is packed with comfort-enhancing features and bold colors – from the roof lining to the door panels and the seats to the center console.

Each seat is given a unique color scheme, repeating the shaded tones and graphic choices throughout the cabin. The lower portions of the seats are finished in sea-green Nappa leather with contrasting top stitching.

Promoting an energizing, refreshing and cosy ambience, there is also outstanding acoustic comfort and thick floor mats in rich, soft wool.

The roof lining and dashboard are wrapped in a special fabric to harmonize with the colors and design of the seats. The entire interior is bathed in natural light that pours in through the broad glass sunroof.

Overall, the Citroën SpaceTourer HYPHEN has an interior with asymmetric style and bold 2D and 3D aesthetics.

(Source: Citroën)

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