Citroen will use this year Geneva Motor Show to introduce the new Space Tourer, the car created to satisfy the needs of big families or business companies.
Based on the new modular EMP2-based platform, a variant of the one used by the C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso, provides more cabin space and boot volume, as the new generation measures 4.6 meters. Available in three variants the Space Tourer can seat up to nine people and has hands-free sliding side doors and a rear window that opens fully.
The combination allows for 3 body lengths: XS at 4.60m (a first in the segment) with the shorter wheelbase. Then there is the M at 4.95m and XL at 5.30m with the longer wheelbase.
The front design consists of a short horizontally-styled bonnet with large, high-set headlights, providing a commanding view of the road. The SpaceTourer is available with eight body colours, from Onyx Black, Imperial Blue, Rich Oak Brown, Platinum Grey and Arctic Steel to the Tourmaline Orange, Sand and Polar White. It is also available with 17-inch ‘Curve’ alloy wheels.
The SpaceTourer Business is available in three lengths with five to nine seats. This version, with its prestigious styling has professional passenger transport use in mind (such as hotel shuttles, taxis etc).
In addition to everyday functions such as the keyless entry and start, and hands-free sliding side doors, the Citroen Space Tourer features a whole host of other technologies. New 7-inch tablet makes its debut on the SpaceTourer. It is used to control all the media, telephone and navigation functions and has a touchscreen for ease of use.
There is also a Head-up display, allowing drivers to consult essential driving information (actual and recommended speed, cruise control/speed limiter setting, navigation instructions, and collision risk alerts) on a transparent panel in their direct line of vision. This is a first for a vehicle in this segment.
For the road there is the Grip Control, an upgraded anti-skid system that optimises wheel grip consistent with the road surface. In terms of safety, Citroen Space Tourer scored the maximum 5-star rating in recent EuroNCAP tests.