Citroën Hypnos Concept
|Body and chassis|
|Related||Peugeot RC HYmotion4|
|Engine||Diesel and electric hybrid|
The Citroën Hypnos is a concept car presented by Citroën at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It has a crossover body style and is powered by a diesel hybrid drivetrain with a rear axle-mounted electric motor.
The car's most distinctive design feature is its interior, with rainbow-coloured, offset seats, and a system which analyzes the driver's face to gauge his state of mind and adjust the cabin lighting and scented air freshener fragrance in consequence.
Citroen announced that diesel-hybrid engine would be available in all models by 2015.
The concept car has appeared in several auto shows, including the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Some of the styling features of this car are appearing on the forthcoming Mitsubishi RVR-based Citroën C4 Aircross mini-SUV, available from the first half of 2012.
The boost function kicks in to combine the torque from the combustion engine and the electric motor. The Hypnos can then accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 9.4 seconds and travel 1km from a standing start in 31 seconds.
The intelligent design of the Hypnos combines a 2l HDi DPFS diesel engine developing 200 bhp with a six-speed electronic gearbox system and an electric motor developing 50 bhp on the rear axle.
The car switches to four-wheel drive mode using the electric motor at the back. This improves traction and gives you excellent grip .