Citroen SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept
The Citroën SpaceTourer is a contemporary van with an uncompromising combination of style, versatility and comfort. A few days ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, Citroën is continuing its SUV offensive and is unveiling the SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept. The new concept car is an original take on the SpaceTourer presented in a contemporary version inspired by the “Ë” capsule collection revealed on the Citroën stand at the Paris Motor Show. The “Ë” capsule collection is a line of modern and technical lifestyle products realised in a limited series. The name refers to the singular grapheme central to Citroën’s identity and pronounced with an umlaut.
Enhancing the strengths of the production model, the SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept is the perfect companion for adepts of design, well-being and leading-edge technologies on all types of terrain. In addition to its exclusive and elegant styling with the same colour-and-material cues as the collection of the same name, it also reasserts the Brand’s signature and unique know-how, and features an all-wheel-drive transmission developed by Automobiles Dangel. This 4WD conversion is feasible on the production version of the SpaceTourer.
Aesthetically, the Citroën SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept introduces a subtle approach to colours and materials inside and out, lending it a sharp graphic presence and an energetic look.
Combining the best features of vans and SUVs, the design above all emphasises the concept car’s all-terrain abilities. The SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept is equipped with special front and rear protective skid plates and roof bars with a satin aluminium finish. Recognizable with its “4X4” logo under the door mirrors and on the tailgate, it also features tyres with snow chains.
While its flowing and unaggressive body styling initially evokes vitality and balance, the SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept emphasises the model’s original styling with original body paint. To visually boost its personality, the SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept is cloaked in a special Technical White colour on the front and tailgate. The profile and the bonnet are adorned with a hip camouflage design in Technical Grey hues and enhanced with a red decal. Touches of the same red colour punctuate the wheels, equipped with 19-inch rims in dark chrome.
These styling features strengthen the character of the robust and elegant van, which is available in several body sizes (XS, M and XL) to meet the needs of families and professionals alike. The SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept is being presented in the compact and dynamic XS version designed for top-level functionality and versatility in use. With its short wheelbase, the XS model stands as a first in its segment with a body length of just 4.60 m and the advantage of a low body height of 1.90 m. Despite its raised body, the 4WD version by Dangel remains under 2 m high, ensuring access to most car parks when returning from far-flung expeditions.
The “Ë” signature inseparable from the name and history of the Brand also forms a key graphic detail on the SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept. With a minimalist design in Metallic Grey, it is set on the dark-tinted rear quarterlight. It also emphasises the large glazed surfaces at the sides, suggesting a generous cabin bathed in natural light.
The SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept’s sliding side doors open on to an impressively spacious interior with a warm design scheme in which each component is handsomely appointed. Highlighted by a broad glass roof with its two separately coverable sections, the personalisation work inside is most evident in the dashboard and upholstery. The blue, white and red colour scheme pays a nod to the graphical world inspired by the “Ë” capsule collection. Taking the form of cloth strips and piping, the colours subtly celebrate French heritage and forge a new aesthetic.
Fully in harmony with the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme for the well-being of body and mind, the seats on the SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept are remarkably comfortable and together form an original interior layout. Able to house up to nine people, the XS version here takes on a 2+2 configuration with two sliding individual rear seats fitted with armrests. With an uncompromising combination of comfort, practicality and aesthetics, the concept car has a unique interior look and a top-quality two-tone treatment. The seats are upholstered in soft and warm materials. White leather graces all the upper seat backs and headrests. On the lower two-thirds of each seat, mottled grey alcantara leather creates a stunning visual contrast.