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by Jarrod Moore

The 2017 Citroen SpaceTourer was first revealed in December, but now the French car maker has revealed new images and details – and a special new concept version – ahead of its premiere at next month’s Geneva motor show.

The 2016 SuperTourer will have three different wheelbases available, 4600mm, 4950mm and 5300mm, with a boot volume of 1978 litres, 2381L and 2932L respectively.

All three SuperTourer versions will be borrowing the EMP2 platform from the current C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso, with the longest wheelbase offering room for up to nine people in the business model.

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Five versions of the BlueHDi diesel engines will be available in both the commercial van and people-carrying MPV forms, with outputs ranging from 70 to 132kW.

Citroen’s passenger versions of the SpaceTourer, known as ‘The Feel’, have been designed with large families in mind, offering sliding seats on rails, as well as reclining back rests that can fold down when required.

The smallest in the range has five seats on offer, whilst the mid-sized wheelbase has seven and the long wheelbase has eight seats in total.

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Other features that are included on the SpaceTourer are hands free access, motorized sliding side doors, black leather trim and the usual audio jack and usb sockets.

Controlling the audio is a new seven-inch touch screen, which will also handle the navigation and telephone duties.

Other electronic functionality includes a heads up display, park assist, traction control and smart beam headlight function which will dip your headlights when an approaching vehicle is detected.

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Safety features otherwise include lane departure warnings, blind-spot monitoring, road sign recognition and a coffee break alert (advising drivers to take a break after two hours of continuous driving).

There’s also driver attention alerts and visual signals (which monitor the driver’s concentration and issue alerts when it detects decreased levels of attention), collision alert, active safety break and active cruise control.

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SpaceTourer Hyphen Concept revealed

Also making its debut at the Geneva motor show alongside the SpaceTourer will be a funky version of the SuperTourer MPV, named the Citroen SpaceTourer Hyphen 4WD concept, after Citroen teamed up with french pop group “Hyphen Hyphen”.

When compared to the production model, the concept 4WD version has increased ride height, a glossy black roof, red and orange hexagonal patterned decals down the side and 19-inch diamond-cut wheels with red and orange details to match.

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The wild colour scheme continues inside where a mix of the exterior colours wash over the dashboard and through to the seats and roof lining.

A large glass sunroof otherwise provides plenty of natural light, in case the colour scheme wasn’t bright enough for you already.

The Hyphen’s 4WD will be coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox and a BlueHDi S&S diesel engine.

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Australia

Whilst Citroen are expected to launch the SuperTourer in Europe this year, there are currently no plans for Citroen to bring the SuperTourer range of vehicles to Australia.

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