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Citroën Tubik Concept is the automotive space shuttle of tomorrow

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According 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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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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