Citroën Tubik Concept is the automotive space shuttle of tomorrow

citroen-tubik-concept-lead According to Citroën, the Tubik is "a concept car designed to make travel meaningful again." We're not entirely sure what that means, but we're happy to see the ethos wrapped up in a package that reminds us of the old Volkswagen Transporter.

As you can tell from the highly stylized set of images and renderings that the quirky French automaker has released of its new concept, the Tubik is intended to be a wholly modern take on the one-box MPV shape. Note too the asymmetrical entry portals. We can't quite tell what's going on with the driver's seat (really more like a perch...), but it's kind of like a cocoon with all kinds of ethereal lighting surrounding it.

citroen-tubik-concept-interior The rest of the interior is a bit more subdued, but only just. There are a slew of configurations for the passenger compartment along with a somewhat disarming lack of windows. We'd guess the driver gets a view of the outside world through cameras and LCD screens.

Citroën used phrases like "shared, intelligent, connected and eco-friendly" to describe the Tubik Concept, but stops well short of telling us any meaningful details on what any of that entails. In any case, stay tuned for more about this far-out concept at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.