The 2005 Bologna Motor Show, Italy, played host to the
unveiling of Citroën's C-AirPlay concept car.
The city-car styled C-Airplay concept is shorter than
the current Citroen C2, with power for the concept coming
from a 110 bhp petrol engine.
The Citroen C-Airplay's interior is a pleasingly light
and open affair for such a small car, this is partly due
to the integration of large air vents in the door panels
which channel air throughout the interior. The use of
bright colors and large expanses of glass both above,
and around the passengers only serves to heighten the
One of the most prominent visual features of the C-Airplay
are the glass, bubble-like windows seen on the lower door
panels. These convey a sense of enhanced speed and movement
by giving the passengers a direct few of the road passing
The tactile control interfaces of the C-Airplay, located
between the front seats and the dashboard include gear
controls for the electric windows and rearview mirror
adjustment. The idea behind such a control interface is
that the user interacts with the car, feeling it like
a living thing, rather than a machine. This idea of the
C-Airplay being an 'organism' is enhanced by the use of
silicone as an interior material.
The Citroen C-Airplay concept is powered by a 110 bhp
petrol engine equipped with Stop and Start technology
for low fuel consumption and emission levels.
This is mated to a SensoDrive automatic gearbox with short
gear ratios for fun driving characteristics, further enhanced
by steering-wheel mounted gear paddles.
Similar and related vehicles:
Citroen C5 Airscape
Citroen DS4 (2011)