After pioneering the diesel particulate filter system and Stop & Start; leading the way in diesel hybrid technology with Hybrid 4 and being one of the first manufacturers to market electric vehicles, Citroën continues to innovate with another high-tech breakthrough – Hybrid Air – which will be unveiled at the 83rd Geneva Motor Show this March.
A full-hybrid solution combining a petrol engine, compressed air and hydraulic power, Hybrid Air delivers exceptional performance with fuel economy in excess of 94mpg (less than 3l/100km) and no additional batteries, ensuring: a reduced environmental footprint, more affordable pricing, no impact on cabin space.
On the Citroën stand at the Geneva Motor Show, the brand will showcase a C3 VTi 82 prototype fitted with this new technology. The Citroën C3 Hybrid Air produces CO2 emissions of just 69g/km with fuel consumption reduced by a third to achieve a record-breaking 97mpg over a combined cycle.
In urban driving, fuel consumption and CO2 are reduced by 45% compared with a vehicle solely fitted with the same internal combustion engine.
The unique and revolutionary Hybrid Air system was developed by PSA Peugeot Citroën in cooperation with the Bosch Group and draws from the Citroën brand’s historic expertise of hydraulic systems for cars including