The Making of the Citroen Aircross Concept

Unveiled in Shanghai, the Citroen Aircross concept is a styling concept crossover. The first exterior and interior design sketches of the Citroën Aircross were finished more than a year ago, early in  2014. The first full-scale clay model was presented in June 2014, offering an opportunity to see what the dimensions and proportions really looked like. The designers began working on the chassis in September and assembly of the concept car got under way in December 2014. The finishing touches were meda in late March 2015.

Frédéric Duvernier, the Citroën Aircross Styling Manager, pointed out; “Everything in this project forms a coherent whole because all the teams have worked together since the first sketches were done. It is apparent in the spirit, the colours, even in details like the hooks in the rear for attaching luggage that have the same shape as the tow hooks. Another example: onboard technologies like the graphical interface. This was integrated in the development stage so it would contribute harmoniously to the interior ambience.”

This is a great look at the creation of a concept, start to finish, through photo and video.

Aaron Turpen
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