The eight-seat MPV is claimed to offer the practicality of an MPV with the off-road, go-anywhere ability of an SUV. The styling features a raised ride height, chunkier bodywork than the standard Spacetourer, and is finished with 19in matt black aluminium alloys.
An all-wheel-drive powertrain matches the rugged looks of the Spacetourer Hyphen while the Hyphen moniker stems from Citroën’s collaboration with the French pop group Hyphen Hyphen.
The quirky three-colour interior Nappa leather upholstery and trim design is finished in teal, neon orange and pale green, with each seat adopting a different variation using the three colours, while orange strap detailing mirrors the orange exterior trim. A panoramic sunroof also features.
The Spacetourer Hyphen concept is powered by Citroën’s BlueHDi 150 S&S engine, with claimed CO2 emissions of 110g/km, ‘vastly reduced NOx emissions’ and a six-speed manual gearbox. The engine is also currently found in the C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso, with which the concept also shares its underpinnings.
Although the Spacetourer Hyphen concept will not make it to production, the standard Spacetourer will go on sale in the UK in short-, medium- and long-wheelbase formats, accommodating up to nine people. An on-sale date around the start of September is expected, with pricing likely to start at around £24,000, rising to more than £31,000 for top-spec Spacetourers.
The standard Spacetourer was revealed in December 2015 and is built alongside the Peugeot Traveller and Toyota Proace, as the three brands’ deal for shared underpinnings continues. All three brands’ versions of the car will feature at the Geneva motor show on their respective stands, in addition to the Spacetourer Hyphen concept.