With the Hypnos crossover concept, Citroën is trying to explore ways to “make technology more human and approachable.” And, while the 200 HP hybrid powertrain said to deliver 60+ MPG is certainly laudable, we’ve received unconfirmed reports of a rehab facility in the south of France that's taken in the entire Citroën Design Department. Of course, the Hypnos is just the latest in a long history of wacky concepts from the French automaker. Hit the jump for their official explanation of the Hypnos and a gallery of some of the best Citroën concepts from recent years.
CITROËN’S HYPNOS - A SPELL-BINDING NEW CONCEPT CAR FOR THE PARIS MOTORSHOW With the 2008 Paris Motor Show just a few weeks away, Citroën is unveiling the Hypnos. An exceptional and elegant cross-over vehicle, Hypnos draws on a range of creative technologies to deliver outstanding performance and environmental efficiency, combined with subtle but powerful motoring sensations. Hypnos is an impressive vehicle, combining the dynamism of a coupé with the elegance of a saloon and the space of an SUV. Powerful, flowing and expressive, the exterior styling identifies the car as one to rouse the emotions. The initial appeal of the exterior styling is echoed inside the cabin, with the imaginative use of colour and the ability to make technology more human and approachable. A powerful sensory experience awaits the driver and passengers, taking them into the realm of pure magic. The special hybrid technology used on Hypnos highlights Citroën’s commitment to the environment and shows once again that driving enjoyment and efficiency are not compromised by this strong ecological focus. With its 200 hp engine, Hypnos combines dynamic performance with low fuel consumption and emissions (60+mpg and 120g/km of CO2).