Following Ami One Concept revealed last February and embodying the urban electric mobility, Citroen is presenting 19_19 Concept, expressing Citroen’s vision of ultra-comfort and extended mobility to escape from the cities. Two electric concept cars responding to all the needs of the customers willing to be free to move, in a world asking for “always more”.
Boasting exceptional proportions for the automotive segment, and inspired by the worlds of aviation and interior design, 19_19 Concept is immediately recognisable through its pure and streamlined shapes and its consummately worked technological details, and through the various ways in which it can be interpreted.
“The year of its 100th anniversary, Citroen is projecting into the future two of its key genes, still writing today’s range success: bold design and 21st century comfort – the Advanced Comfort, through in particular 4 seats featuring their own individual universes, all-electric drive train, a proactive personal assistant and autonomous driving technologies,” said Xavier Peugeot, Head of Citroen Product.
Taking comfort to a new level with a cabin constituting a true living room on wheels, 19_19 Concept pushes back the limits of the Citroen Advanced Comfort programme. The cabin is suspended on a new suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions combined with smart active control and features a unique layout informed by the world of furniture with individualised seats, each one expressing a vision of comfort.
19_19 Concept reinvents long car journeys by sketching out an approach to ultra-comfort bringing occupants regenerative and restorative travel. The vehicle stands as a modern approach to design and technology that fosters a new automotive experience. Occupants enjoy a true “mental detox” experience for maximum travelling pleasure, enjoying total relaxation, calm and well-being.
19_19 Concept is also innovative and futuristic through its autonomous driving technology, drivers being able to entirely delegate driving. Strong on artificial intelligence, the concept car is equipped with a personal assistant built in to the dashboard that takes over control of the vehicle during autonomous driving phases and interacts with passengers via a predictive and proactive system that anticipates the needs of each occupant.
Futuristic and forward-looking yet realistic, 19_19 Concept is powered by an all-electric drive train fully consistent with Citroen’s strategy to contribute to the energy transition. 19_19 is powerful and fleet, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in five seconds and reaching a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). Fuelled by 100 kWh batteries, the 4WD drive train comprising two motors (one at the front, one at the rear) develops torque of 800 Nm for power of 340 kW. The vehicle has a range of 800 km (497 miles) under the WLTP protocol, for freedom of movement without constraints.
For even greater comfort in use, 19_19 Concept features quick charging technology (with 600 km or 373 miles of range recovered in 20 minutes). For trouble- and cable-free charging, 19_19 Concept is equipped with an induction charging system whereby the batteries are able to charge directly while driving where the road infrastructure so permits. 19_19 Concept is adapted to all types of journeys, be it a trip to the country, holidays in the mountains or a weekend by the sea. Breaking with the trend of electric vehicles offering limited range, 19_19 Concept fully opens up new possibilities.
19_19 Concept is the ultimate Citroen take on tomorrow’s car travel, inspired by a desire for liberated and restorative mobility. 19_19 Concept will be revealed as a World Premiere at VivaTech in Paris the 16 May 2019.