With the exception of upcoming supercars and hypercars, it seems like futuristic car designs are on a whole new level. Don’t take it the wrong way, because we just love how designers are coming up with unique aesthetics. Not only are these concept models parading eye-catching looks, but the interior layout also blows us away. One recent model that best illustrates what we wrote is the Citroën 19_19. This concept car looks like it’s about to lift off and take flight with a switch of a button.
A closer look at the form factor of the vehicle reminds us of the Citroën RE2 helicopter, which was made in the 70s. The carmaker is showcasing this concept to celebrate its centenary year in the business. The space-age ride seems like it traveled back in time to join the festivities and we’re loving it. It’s about as big as a mid-size SUV that can accommodate up to four people including the driver. You might be wondering what it’s doing with all that extra space and the answer lies inside the cabin.
Citroën describes the interior of the 19_19 as a “true living room on wheels.” We’re nodding in agreement after seeing the seating configuration within. The driver’s seat appears to offer superior comfort and support, which serves its purpose. Meanwhile, the front passenger seat appears to be a luxurious recliner with a motorized footrest. Moreover, the read seats likewise look plush and inviting. This makes us think that whoever is driving is getting the short end of the stick when going on a trip.
Powering the Citroën 19_19 is a 100 kWh battery that operates two electric motors that generate up 456 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Finally, It can zoom from 0-62 mph in five seconds with a top speed of 124 mph. Owners will be getting an estimated mileage of 497 miles on a single charge.
Images courtesy of Citroën