FRANKFURT -- Citroen will present the futuristic Tubik concept, a nine-seat hybrid minivan, at this month's Frankfurt auto show. The brand says the study is based on the idea that travel should be fun.
The concept offers passengers a lounge-style area behind the driving compartment, with modular seating that can be arranged centrally around a table or moved to take advantage of a large multimedia screen.
Ambient lighting and the use of leather and soft fabrics help to create a cocoon-like atmosphere ''dedicated to comfort and relaxation,'' Citroen says.
At the front of the minivan, the driver sits in an area Citroen calls a 'cyclotron,' a system that groups the seat, pedal assembly, steering wheel and circular head-up display in one circular form.