Citroën is all about making the most of its recent concept car attention and form, and its DS High Rider concept, a three-door crossover, tiptoed in front of the cameras at the Geneva Motor Show last month, but the French company only showed us its outer parts. We are now worthy of a glimpse inside, created to follow the exterior design's philosophy of "strength, dynamism and refinement" and add a dash of "sporting luxury." None of this means we'll actually see the High Rider in production, but the company is doing well enough with the hatch that we don't think it impossible. In the meantime, have a look the inside and outside of it in the galleries of high-res photos below.
Citroën has revealed the interior of the DS High Rider concept - which was originally showcased at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. In line with the car's distinctive exterior styling, DS High Rider's cockpit exudes strength, dynamism and refinement, with the utmost care and precision applied to even the smallest details. The ergonomic design of the controls, the quality of the carefully selected materials and the prestigious atmosphere on board convey status, elegance and the promise of luxurious comfort.
With a clear contrast between DS High Rider's large panoramic windscreen and its dark-shaded roof lining, the cabin is an exclusive environment with an emphasis on sporting luxury - also evidenced by the extensive application of leather and chrome detailing.
The instrument panel, seats and door panels are all finished in a quality, full-grain leather with clearly defined over-stitching and a 'bracelet' design on the seats. The DS initials are also subtly embossed into the leatherwork of the dashboard.
Completing the dynamic ambience of the interior, chrome detailing is used around the dials, steering wheel, air vents, gear stick and the arch that connects the instrument panel to the console. Chrome 'DS' inserts also feature, positioned just below the headrests on each of the front seats.
Mirroring the golden tone of the DS High Rider's bodywork, the interior door panels are trimmed with a graduated grey to gold shading that required the careful application of specific varnishes to achieve the gilded, metallic look.
DS High Rider's technology can be glimpsed in the controls mounted on the sculpted steering wheel, the colour screen in the centre console and the 'Hybrid' badge just below the gear stick - which asserts the model's ecologically sensitive drivetrain.