• Sep 3, 2008
Click above for two high-res renderings of the Citroen Hypnos concept

Citroen looks content to carry on in its quirky ways with its latest concept, the Hypnos hybrid utility vehicle. Residing squarely in the same vein as new coupe-like crossovers like the BMW X6 and Infiniti FX models, the French machine goes that extra step towards the crazy house. From the renderings in our gallery below, the front doors appear so long and exagerated that the rear portals bottom-half is taken up entirely by the wheel wells. Things get even stranger from there with jewel-like seats and a DNA-style double-helix center section adorning the interior.

Under the hood will be a hybrid powertrain with an engine producing 200-horsepower plus an undetermined amount of force from the electric half of the drivetrain. This 50-mpg powertrain is one part of the concept that we hope is based in reality. Fortunately, we're pretty sure that these renderings are just conceptual while the real vehicle will debut in concept form at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October.


[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      It's no rebadged Mitsubishi but I like it.
      I am not a fan of the X6 but this would be great as a daily driver.
      Ironicly I'd only want this for a North American (winters) daily driver and if I lived in Europe there would be no way I'd buy it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      say what you want about its quirky-ness... i think it looks great

      citroen seems unafraid to take risks in it designs, and they get bonus points for that.

      but in general, i think this things cool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So its a jacked up wagon with wheels too big for its body?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, it's a hatch... a proper wagon would have a bit more overhang aft of the rear wheels, and a more-vertical rear window so that it's actually useful. This thing is a french X6.
        • 6 Years Ago
        is there something wrong with a concept car with big wheels?

        we've been drawing them that way for years, only until recently did companies start producing cars with the same look as the drawings....

        and by that i mean big wheels pushed out to the corners.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Infinity meets Mazda. French design, anyone? Officially dead.
      • 6 Years Ago
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      Infiniti EX/FX?
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like a Buick concept that's had its face slashed with a razor. Repeatedly.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Neat!
      • 6 Years Ago
      WTF??? @ the interior.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks good especially considering its from France. I would drive it. Too bad it would never come to the USA.
      • 6 Years Ago
      COOL!
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