Peugeot and DS Automobiles are absent from this German rendezvous, it is therefore Citroën and Opel that has the honor to represent the colors of the PSA Group during this edition of the IAA 2017.
But, as the SpaceTourer is above all an automobile, let’s talk about this car not to drown us under the waves of marketing. The idea is that the Citroën van is surfing the wave of fitted vans, a wave that comes suddenly to see Renault draw a SpaceClass Escapade Traffic, and Fiat a Talento equivalent to the last Hannover Fair. The objective is to take market share from the 2 leaders of the genre, the VW California and the Mercedes Marco Polo. Nevertheless, the SpaceTourer is for the time being a concept car, although it can be hoped that it will become a commercial reality.
On the equipment side, there is of course the endowment of the reference model, including a removable kitchen unit (it can easily be installed outside), a retractable and sliding table, a refrigerator and storage. For the night, the rear seat deploys and receives an over-mattress guaranteeing a bed with perfect flatness, while a top layer is integrated in the roof. A shower with curtain is integrated in the rear flap, which is connected to a concealed water tank in an inner cupboard.
The Rip Curl SpaceTourer will be one of the main attractions of the Rip Curl by Citroën tour which will bring together a team of surfers for a series of events between October 2017 and January 2018. It will however be visible this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show .