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When we previewed the Citroën Cruise Crosser earlier in the week, we didn't have a whole lot of info on the orange beastie. Since the show's begun, however, we're able to add more. A joint effort between Citroën and the Espera Sbarro School, the Cruise Crosser is a vehicle designed to traverse harsh terrain with ease. Presumably, the vehicle's first and second axles can operate in a 4x4 mode (not an unreasonable expectation, since the new C-Crosser SUV is the basis for this show car). When the going gets rough, the electrically-powered third axle can be engaged to help get the Crosser out of trouble. That electric motor can also be used as the Crosser's sole propulsion source, giving the rig a true zero-emissions electric-only mode.

Normal motivation comes courtesy of a diesel-electric hybrid drivertrain of unknown displacement and power, but it can't be a slouch if it has to move this thing around. The interior (for which Citroën provided no photos...thanks, guys) features orange trim and mesh-pattern leather seats in the first two rows. The folding 3rd row from the C-Crosser source vehicle is in there as well, but the interior is really of secondary importance. This is an eye-popping, cool-as-all-get-out show car that really brings out the kid in us. Seriously -- a massive orange six-wheeled pickup truck? Our inner 8-year-old is going bonkers right now.

[Source: Citroën]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Keep in mind that despite the 6x6 configuration, this thing is based on the C, which is the same as the Mitsubishi Outlander we get to buy here in the states. As such its a car-type platform and a pretty small one at that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a ripoff. The Avalanches prototype years ago was six wheeled and very similar.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Citroen have had six wheel (albiet only FWD) CX and DS truck/cars constructed in the past. One of the CXs vans was on eBay a while back, and there is a flatbed CX here in middle Tennessee.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, that's a beast. I would love to test drive one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's the point in this? Can you say unneccessary drivetrain power loss?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mike Wazowski: "One word: 6-wheel-drive!"