EIGHT cars to look out for at Paris Motor Show

5. Citroen Cxperience

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Citroen elitists will recognise the ‘CX’ reference in the name as per the ‘last real Citroen saloon’ produced between 1974 and 1991. There’s similarities in dimensions too, the Cxperetc measuring 4.85m long (on a 3m wheelbase) and 1.37mm tall (on 22in rims), around the same size as the company’s C6. And don’t be too quick to write-off the concept either: it may look like a rather pathetic spell-check error, but the Cxperience – [cough] plug-in hybrid [cough] – may replace the C5 in later life.

Looks on the outside are minimal yet stunning given the elongated front grille, 3mm wide LED headlights, door-mounted cameras and rear-hinged back doors. On the inside, it’s conceptual business as usual with smartphone-connectivity, 19in touchscreen interface, and bright yellow leather trim (because we all need that). The powertrain meanwhile pairs a front-wheel drive petrol engine – developing between 150-200bhp – with a 80kW electric motor driving the rear axle. An eight-speed automatic joins the two.

Now if none of that sounds particularly enthralling, bear in mind that Citroen’s new World Rally Championship contender – based on the C3 – will also make its Motor Show debut in Paris. You can find more details on that HERE

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