Citroën to Reveal Technospace Concept MPV
Although the European market is in a world of hurt and while the fortunes of French vehicle manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën seem to be curiously tied to General Motors (the two have signed a joint purchasing agreement, as well as a development agreement whereby GM will take the lead on the development of B-segment multipurpose vehicles [think small crossover] and PSA will have the lead on a C-segment crossover platform for Opel/Vauxhall as well as for the Peugeot brand), the company continues apace to develop new product.
Philippe Varin, chairman of PSA Peugeot Citroën (left), and Steven Girsky (right), GM vice chairman, evidently happy together as they agree to cooperate on purchasing and development.
Evidently the whole notion of what the Europeans call “multipurpose vehicles” (MPVs) and Americans call “crossovers” is increasingly important, as at the Geneva Motor Show Citroën will be revealing the Technospace concept, which is the forerunner to the production MPV that it will be launching. . .in the second half of 2013.
Which is to say that the Technospace probably pretty much is what the production car will be. After all, it’s not like they have a whole lot of extra Euros around that they can spend on developing a confection and a production vehicle.
The Technospace is described as having “previously unseen proportions.” It is 174 inches long, 72 inches wide, and 63.4 inches high, which doesn’t seem all that Yeti-like.
Another claim is that it has a big trunk: 19-cubic-feet. And all things considered, that is a big trunk.
It’s the fifth generation of a vehicle that has been increasing in sales year after year since its introduction in 1997.
When Suzuki developed the GSX1300R, it set out to build the fastest mass-production motorcycle on the market. As competitors gained ground and stringent emission regulations were set, Suzuki set out to reinvent the bike.
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