Citroen Tubik concept car unveiled
* High-tech executive shuttle * Diesel hybrid power * Nine-seat cabin...
The Tubiks styling has been partly influenced by Citroens Type H van, which was produced between 1947 and 1981. The Tubik has a futuristic look, however, with a front section that stands apart from the main body and an unusual two-tone finish. At 4.8 metres, its the same length as a Ford Galaxy, but is significantly taller.
The interior has nine modular seats, in three rows. Each seat moves independently and a number of layouts are possible. The first row can face either forwards or backwards. The middle row can seat three people, be converted into a small table, or fold onto the last row.
The driver sits in an area Citroen calls the cyclotron a system that groups the seat, pedal assembly, steering wheel and circular head-up display in one circular form.
The Tubik uses Citroens Hybrid4 diesel hybrid powertrain, while there are 22-inch alloy wheels and very-low-rolling-resistance tyres.
Citroen isnt likely to build a production version of the Tubik, but the styling particularly at the front gives a clue to design elements that could appear on its future models.