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Post #1 Wed, Sep 7, 3:38 AM
CitroenSM
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It looks like a modern version of the H Van.

Quote from autonews.com;

2011 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW
Citroen to unveil futuristic minivan concept

David Jolley
Automotive News Europe -- September 5, 2011 14:53 CET

FRANKFURT -- Citroen will present the futuristic Tubik concept, a nine-seat hybrid minivan, at this month's Frankfurt auto show. The brand says the study is based on the idea that travel should be fun

The concept offers passengers a lounge-style area behind the driving compartment, with modular seating that can be arranged centrally around a table or moved to take advantage of a large multimedia screen.

Ambient lighting and the use of leather and soft fabrics help to create a cocoon-like atmosphere ''dedicated to comfort and relaxation,'' Citroen says.

At the front of the minivan, the driver sits in an area Citroen calls a 'cyclotron,' a system that groups the seat, pedal assembly, steering wheel and circular head-up display in one circular form.

The concept is powered by Citroen's Hybrid4 technology, a full-hybrid diesel drivetrain which maintains CO2 emissions at a level comparable to a conventional saloon, Citroen says.

The drivetrain can be operated in four-wheel-drive mode, with the front wheels being driven by the diesel engine and the rear wheels by the electric motor.

Citroen's Hydractive suspension technology has been used in the concept, which keeps the vehicle level regardless of load and lowers the vehicle automatically at high speeds to promote aerodynamic performance.

At 4800mm (188.97 inches) long, 2800mm (81.89 inches) wide and 2500mm (80.70 inches) tall, Citroen says the van can comfortably carry nine passengers plus luggage, which is stowed in a concealed hold at the back of the vehicle.

The Tubik will not be built, but it contains ideas that may be used in future Citroen vehicles.

Entry to the vehicle is made through two large doors with access to the driving position and the 'living area.' The large cabin door opens upwards and incorporates the entire side of the vehicle, offering easy access for large groups of passengers.

Read more: http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110905/ANE/110909931/1172/emailblastANE02#ixzz1XFnpk83S




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Post #2 Wed, Sep 7, 9:26 PM
WhiteChocolateWorld
Supercar Messiah - 42647

Another funky french concept that will never see the light of day

add it to the list

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Post #3 Wed, Sep 7, 10:24 PM
Tipo F130A
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Yeah, in the future everyone will be driving huge #$%#ing vans!
‘It is very hard, noisy and mechanical, but unerringly honest and communicative,’ says Vivian, before declaring it ‘a proper, hairy-balled supercar’.

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Post #4 Thu, Sep 8, 5:06 AM
basman007
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oh man, do want
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Post #5 Thu, Sep 8, 7:46 AM
CitroenSM
Foose fan - 37978

Quote from Tipo F130A
Yeah, in the future everyone will be driving huge #$%#ing vans!
What part of "The Tubik will not be built, but it contains ideas that may be used in future Citroen vehicles." is it that you don't understand?
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Post #6 Thu, Sep 8, 11:05 AM
Big Rob
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I'm having a hard time imagining a world where everyone drives a van, but if that's what Citroen wants
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Post #7 Thu, Sep 8, 10:13 PM
CrystalBaller
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this is just crazy
dotn you know cars are going to be getting smalLER?

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Post #8 Fri, Sep 9, 3:16 AM
Atomic2
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Wow, looks like a #$%#ing pig. Does it smell like bacon inside?
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Post #9 Fri, Sep 9, 8:02 PM
Tipo F130A
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Quote from CitroenSM
What part of "The Tubik will not be built, but it contains ideas that may be used in future Citroen vehicles." is it that you don't understand?
What makes you think I read the article before replying? Citroen wants everyone to drive a huge van, that much is obvious.
‘It is very hard, noisy and mechanical, but unerringly honest and communicative,’ says Vivian, before declaring it ‘a proper, hairy-balled supercar’.

GT/PSN: TipoF130

Post #10 Sat, Sep 10, 8:31 PM
Zotic
Supercar Guru - 668

The folding seats that become a bed are kind of cool actually.

Edited by Zotic - Sat, Sep 10, 8:31 PM
Post #11 Wed, Sep 21, 6:14 PM
Danind03
New User - 61

Odd, but arent all concepts odd in some way? lol
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Post #12 Thu, Sep 22, 8:14 AM
ging
Supercar Messiah - 21933

imagine one in white with diesel dirt all up it, steel hubcaps, rust, dents in the panels, dried dirt in the footwells and old McDonalds wrappers and copys of The Sun newspaper littering the interior

edit: a few pieces of 2x4 in the back and a "no tools are left in this van overnight" sticker on the door

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Edited by ging - Thu, Sep 22, 8:16 AM
Post #13 Sun, Sep 25, 4:37 PM
CrystalBaller
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Quote from ging
imagine one in white with diesel dirt all up it, steel hubcaps, rust, dents in the panels, dried dirt in the footwells and old McDonalds wrappers and copys of The Sun newspaper littering the interior

edit: a few pieces of 2x4 in the back and a "no tools are left in this van overnight" sticker on the door
i have better things to do
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Post #14 Mon, Dec 12, 2:03 PM
Walperstyle
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Quote from Tipo F130A
Yeah, in the future everyone will be driving huge #$%#ing vans!
And not just any vans, but vans with a horrible view!
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Post #15 Fri, Dec 16, 5:52 PM
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