Citroën Hypnos

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Citroën Hypnos
Citroën Hypnos 001.JPG
Manufacturer Citroën
Production 2008
Body and chassis
Body style Crossover
Related Peugeot RC HYmotion4
Engine Diesel and electric hybrid
Length 4900 mm
Width 2170 mm
Height 1580 mm

The Citroën Hypnos is a concept car presented by Citroën at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It has a crossover body style and is powered by a diesel hybrid drivetrain with a rear axle-mounted electric motor. The car's most distinctive design feature is its interior, with rainbow-coloured, offset seats, and a system which analyzes the driver's face to gauge his state of mind and adjust the cabin lighting and scented air freshener fragrance in consequence.[1][2]

Citroen announced that diesel-hybrid engine would be available in all models by 2015.[3]

The concept car has appeared in several auto shows, including the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed.[4]

Some of the styling features of this car are appearing on the forthcoming Mitsubishi RVR-based Citroën C4 Aircross mini-SUV, available from the first half of 2012.


  1. ^ "Citroën Takes Wraps off Hypnos Concept Car". Business Week. 9 October 2008.
  2. ^ Joseph, Noah (October 6, 2008). "Paris 2008: Citroen Hypnos concept" (with press release). October 6, 2008.
  3. ^ Penttendy, Marton (5 September 2008). "Forget its sleek coupe styling: Hypnos previews Citroen’s new diesel-hybrid system". John Mellor. (Australia).
  4. ^ Richard Bremner, Richard (28 June 2011). "Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011: future technology on show". The Telegraph. (UK)