Concept car of the month - Citroen 19_19

Updated: Sep 7


Citroen's goal of ultra-comfort and expanded mobility to get away from cities is embodied in the 19_19 Concept. The 19_19 Concept's body design is inspired by the fuselage of an aeroplane and the clear bubble of a helicopter. The capsule floats above four "Super Tall and Narrow" wheels, promising the luxury of a magic carpet trip, with passengers being carried along by a car that looks to soar over the road. We would love nothing more than to see this beautiful machine on the road.

The 19_19 Concept impresses with its long, 3.10 metre wheelbase, which allows for a bigger battery and a powerful and commanding road posture with the four wheels planted squarely on the far corners of the body.

The interior is suspended on a novel suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions and sophisticated active management, and it has a one-of-a-kind layout inspired by the world of furniture, with individually tailored seats.

The 19_19 Concept also employs autonomous driving technologies, allowing drivers to completely delegate driving duties. The concept automobile is equipped with a personal assistant embedded into the dashboard that takes over management of the vehicle during autonomous driving phases and communicates with passengers through a predictive and proactive system that anticipates each occupant's demands.

The 19_19 Concept provides each passenger with their own personal room to unwind. The driver's seat features straightforward controls, an ultra-comfortable seat, and a speaker in the headrest, as well as a head-up display that provides crucial driving information through the windscreen.

The front passenger seat is a daybed with a motorised footrest, while the rear seats are made to seem like a sofa. Each passenger gets their own sound zone, with individualised content delivered to them directly.

A glass portion on the ultra- simple dashboard converts into a cinema projection screen. The steering wheel floats, has a marble-like finish, and a screen in the centre that rotates through each iteration of Citroen insignia.

Citroen claims the two motors provide 340 kilowatts of power, which translates to over 450 horsepower, and 800 Nm of torque. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 5 seconds flat, with a top speed of 200 kilometres per hour. There's also the option of a rapid charge, which can provide a range of nearly 600 kilometres if charged for 20 minutes. The car will have a maximum range of 800 kilometres, and we are eagerly anticipating its release.