The French brand's latest concept boasts futuristic design and technology, but plenty of call backs to the brand's illustrious past.

The Citroen 19_19 concept has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the VivaTech conference in Paris in a few days time.

According to Citroen, the body of the 19_19 concept has been designed to resemble the union of an aircraft fuselage and a helicopter's see-through bubble.

To protect the privacy of passengers, the front of the car is partially tinted to hide the lower body, while the rear of the vehicle has blue micro-perforated trim allowing those inside to see out, but not be seen.

Measuring 4655mm long, 2240mm wide, 1600mm tall, and riding on a long 3100mm wheelbase, the four passengers inside the 19_19 concept should have plenty of room to stretch out.

In a nod to the brand's history, the 19_19 is claimed to have a "magic carpet ride" thanks to its actively-controlled progressive hydraulic cushion suspension, and tall, narrow 30-inch wheels with 255/30 tyres. Yes, we're using the words "magic carpet ride" and "30-inch wheels" in the same sentence.

The company is so proud of its suspension setup, it's actually visible from within the car's cabin.

Autonomous driving, a digital personal assistant with natural language recognition, and a black panel display to aid car-to-human interaction are also said to be part of the car's feature list.

Other callbacks include the retro logo adorning the concept's flanks and steering wheel, and wheels designed to look like gear cogs.

The 19_19 features an electric motor for each axle, delivering a total of 340kW of power and 800Nm of torque to all four wheels.

Top speed is said to be 200km/h, while the 0-100km/h standard can be dispatched in 5.0 seconds.

Equipped with a 100kWh battery pack, the 19_19 has a claimed driving range of 800km using the WLTP cycle. The 19_19 is fitted with wireless charging, and a fast charger capable of boosting range by 595km in 20 minutes.