Citroën Hypnos

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Citroën Hypnos
Citroën Hypnos 001.JPG
Production2008 (Concept car)
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
RelatedPeugeot RC Hymotion4
EngineDiesel engine and electric motor hybrid drivetrain
Length4900 mm
Width2170 mm
Height1580 mm

The Citroën Hypnos is a concept mid-size luxury crossover produced by Citroën at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It has a 5-door SUV 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]

Citroën 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 later appeared in the Mitsubishi ASX-based Citroën C4 Aircross compact SUV, available from the first half of 2012, as well as the Citroën DS4 and DS5.


  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)