Citroen Tubik interiorAccording to Citroën, the Tubik is "a concept car designed to make travel meaningful again." We're not entirely sure what that means, but we're happy to see the ethos wrapped up in a package that reminds us of the old Volkswagen Transporter.

As you can tell from the highly stylized set of images and renderings that the quirky French automaker has released of its new concept, the Tubik is intended to be a wholly modern take on the one-box MPV shape. Note too the asymmetrical entry portals. We can't quite tell what's going on with the driver's seat (really more like a perch...), but it's kind of like a cocoon with all kinds of ethereal lighting surrounding it.

The rest of the interior is a bit more subdued, but only just. There are a slew of configurations for the passenger compartment along with a somewhat disarming lack of windows. We'd guess the driver gets a view of the outside world through cameras and LCD screens.

Citroën used phrases like "shared, intelligent, connected and eco-friendly" to describe the Tubik Concept, but stops well short of telling us any meaningful details on what any of that entails. In any case, stay tuned for more about this far-out concept at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show and feel free to check out the brief press release after the break.
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CITROËN TUBIK: MAKING THE JOURNEY AS IMPORTANT AS THE DESTINATION

With the launch of its Mulicity portal, CITROËN established itself as a facilitator of mobility. Today, continuing its research in this field, it is exploring a new area. Drawing upon its expertise and the best "Créative Technologie", CITROËN has developed Tubik, a high-tech executive shuttle based on one key idea: travel should be fun. Come with us on a shared, intelligent, connected and eco-friendly journey!

Today, it is journey time rather than distance that is important. In the modern world, information travels faster than people, the same journey can be made using a multitude of different means of transport, and consumers are looking first and foremost for an easy way of getting around. In consequence, the challenge for vehicle manufacturers is to develop solutions tailored to the mobility issues of the future. The Multicity project is the result of studies carried out by CITROËN on mobility. This project is already a reality with the launch in France of CITROËN Multicity, an online portal and routefinder that covers all available means of transport (car, train, plane, etc.) to make travelling easier.

Today, the Multicity project is moving into its next phase with a new solution: Tubik, a concept car designed to make travel meaningful again.


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      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Gas, grass, or ass. Nobody rides for free".
      Carlos Oliveira
      • 3 Years Ago
      "we're happy to see the ethos wrapped up in a package that reminds us of the old Volkswagen Transporter." The Tubik is a modern take on the Citröen H van, comonly known as "Tube": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citroën_H_Van The Citroën H Van, Type H, H-Type or HY is a light truck (or delivery van) produced by the French car maker Citroën between 1947 and 1981. It was developed as a simple front wheel driven van after World War II. A total of 473,289 were produced in 34 years in factories in France and Belgium. Most of them were sold in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
      Thunderbuck
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can I say, I think this is just insanely cool? I think the van bodystyle actually CAN be cool, and this is the coolest van concept I've seen in a long time. (I guess this is when I admit I once owned a Toyota Previa--BEFORE I had kids)
        harbour
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Thunderbuck
        You can, but you shouldn't
        tgsid
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Thunderbuck
        If this is the coolest van of all time, then we should kill all vans with fire.
      2o6
      • 3 Years Ago
      That shape is a clear throwback to the old Citroen H-vans of past. Looks good.
      Lowland
      • 3 Years Ago
      As a kid I thought we'd be driving stuff like this in 1999... Make it happen.
      lopsidedly
      • 3 Years Ago
      i want one right NOW
      gork
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh yeah, that's some kick-ass design going on! Way better than any Soul.
      canuckcharlie
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks like a piggy bank?
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      That picture screams *Shagmobile*
      trippycake
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ultimate party van. Also, possible porn van.
      Spellchecker
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love it. It reminds me of the legendary Citroen H-Van, one of my classic dream cars that will hopefully one day park in my garage. Citroen H-Van: http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/cars/citroen/210381.jpg
        Carlos Oliveira
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Spellchecker
        Of course it reminds you of the H Van, even by its name. The H Van was commonly know as the "Tube" or "Tub", this one is the Tubik. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citroën_H_Van
      Drakkon
      • 3 Years Ago
      First off, ket me say it's painfully cool, but i can only imagine the chaos my five and seven year olds could create in that rolling living room. Distracted driving anyone? Son, stop climbing on the furniture. Those Legos had better be cleaned up by the time we reach the store!
        Rick
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Drakkon
        Good luck surviving a head on collision sitting in that front seat with not headrest and your back to the dashboard. Your neck snapping backwards towards to front of the car would be so violent you'd die instantly. Bad design.
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