French romance is Ken's true romance
It is difficult for us to use a word to completely define the "romantic" in France. After all, the description of love does not full the word. In my opinion, the beauty of France is largely due to the profound consideration and thinking of the French people on various things, especially the more realistic pursuit of “levels”.
French food madly pursues the level, which is not only reflected in the ceremonial order of serving, but even the dishes themselves, such as the dessert De Napoleon, can be prepared to touch the taste buds in layers.
French perfumes also pursue stratification. The top, middle and rear adjustments are distinct. This is a natural process of aroma volatilization, but it can become a recordable charm in the French population, as if it is an emotional description of the life stage of perfume.
If it involves the level of hearing and touch, this level is even more profound.But in fact, it is hard to beat the romantic French.After all, there is an outstanding presentation in their operas and luxury goods. This is a great nation that can make all kinds of strict grading and positioning, and finally turn red wine into a class symbol. Therefore, it is natural to have the same powerful talent at a more direct visual level. Nowadays, I still want to put the design concept on the car, but this time it is not the new Jianghuai, but Citroen Tianyi C5 AIRCROSS.
Tianyi challenges the basic aesthetic with avant-garde design
Some people say that "hierarchy" is a threshold for the upper class to set up their own class. For example, Jack on the Titanic does not understand the order of use of tableware for the banquet. If it is not the kindness of Ms. Fat, it is afraid to be rude in front of everyone. Then, the level of Tianyi is really a threshold, but this time it is not a distinction between social classes, but a distinction between consumers' acceptance of avant-garde design.
As we all know, the Chinese market's ability to absorb modern design is very strong, which explains why our own brand has been in the mainstream sequence of the world's automotive industry design industry in less than 20 years, and the same time. Brazil, a big car producer, they didn't done so.
Dongfeng Citroen Tianyi C5 AIRCROSS is a classic example of a breakthrough in thinking. This new product was born in Citroen China and Southeast Asia (Shanghai) Design Center. The center is currently led by former DS Interior Design Director Christophe Cayrol. The design agency, which was established in 2008 and is about 10 years old, which is the most important design division of the PSA Group except France. The main job is to develop new products for the Chinese local market. Tianyi is one of them.
Mr. Alexandre Malval
The controversial C4 Cactus is one of Alexandre Malval's SUV works.
As we all know, Dongfeng Citroen Tianyi C5 AIRCROSS design team leader is the current Citroen design director Alexandre Malval. As for Tianyi itself, not only the result of the marriage of EMP2 modular platform and AIRCROSS concept car, but also the result of the wisdom gathering of the two design teams of China and France. The French side's goal is a global car, and the Chinese side needs to modify it to be closer the aesthetic concept of Chinese culture.
The biggest challenge is the multi-level design of the car front face. This design, which is multi-layered like Napoleon Crisp, creates a bipolar market dispute on both Nissan Juke and Jeep Cherokee. The double-layer headlight combination + double-layer air intake grille, as well as the chrome trim strips across the car front face.At the beginning of the design destined sell well，it is extremely rare. This unique car front face design is not only greatly enhances the recognition of the car model family, but also makes the car front face look more spacious and thick, adding to the momentum of the work.
The design community originally needed a process of “educating users”, and the dissidents must be the pioneers, like the work of the French philosopher Sartre, the French writer Zola, the French painter Monet, and the French composer Ravel. It was gradually becoming mainstream in the aftermath of criticism.
Suspended roof level
Level of perception about the floating roof, in the《How long to keep hot the trend of Suspended roof》? "The answer also mentioned. The biggest advantage of the design is the floating roof, the use of black "no sense of presence" feature, a continuous longitudinal disconnect bodyshell color by black decorative member A, C, D column, so that the vehicle height lower than the height of the actual visual, this is particularly useful in the SUV / MPV those born in the tall models.
SUV and MPV also have a natural disadvantage, that is, the cockpit is too front-end, this situation is more serious in the front-drive. The suspended roof can subtly alleviate this kind of shackle. As long as the A-pillar is black, it can visually make the whole cockpit rearward. After the center of gravity moves back, it will no longer appear too bloated in the front, which will produce an obesity. Lazy form. This is also one of the reasons why the suspended roof is often labeled as "Younger".
With the Citroen Tianyi C5 AIRCROSS behind the suspended roof, the side lines are more independent and smooth, and there is no longer any entanglement between the elements. In addition to the level of the suspended roof, the curved surface of the Tianyi side is also layered, especially the roof racks that are of little use in China but have become SUV identity labels, and the skirt design that symbolizes the Citroen Airbump cushioning technology. More than two levels have been drawn, the elements and meanings are more abundant.
Taillight design level
An important part of the taillight group is the layering. Tianyi's taillights are designed with four sets of LED light rings on one side. The structure is complex, and the visual effect of the finished product is three-dimensional, the upper and lower LED rings be able form a “8” character in Chinese culture. It is a very auspicious sign.
In the concept map period, the "back" tail light is relatively flat
Tianyi's taillight housing also uses a concave design, which puts higher requirements on the manufacturing process and material selection. The advantage is that the outer casing is closer to the light source, and the internal structure of the group can be stereoscopic rather than planar. The light group has a clearer representation on the outside.
The split taillight group originally required higher cost. After all, the wiring harness was laid on the tailgate, and the tailgate body needed to be stamped and cut into a concave shape, which was all talked about with money. However, the split-type taillight group has an irreplaceable advantage, that is, the lateral view is better, which coincides with the design of Tianyi's front face.
Level of interior design
The uniform design of the interior and exterior of the car is very important to the design team's skill. After all, there are few cases of Mercedes-Benz G-class simple violence to solve the problem only by satisfying the "hard" single element. Most civilian vehicles contain multiple dimensions of design concepts, they all are comfortable and sporty, avant-garde and concise, which has given the design team a big problem. Dongfeng Citroen Tianyi C5 AIRCROSS is a very good answer.
The concept car phase is already hierarchical
Rendering close to the final production version
Tianyi's interior still follows the concept of horizontal and vertical, and the horizontal line spans to pursue a wide visual effect. The upper and lower layered air conditioning vents that match the shape of the headlights and taillights grasp the overall visual style. The upper and lower layers are clearly defined, and the functional areas are also clearly separated, which is convenient for the user to intuitively control.
Tianyi also used a color system to layer the interior design, a two-color leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel, two-color dashboard, two-color door trim, two-color center console, two-color leather seats, two-color co-pilot center control finish Two-color block... The multi-level display of the two-color system can make the visual pleasure, so that the constant interior space will not appear dull and boring.
Suspension damping system level
More interestingly, the Dongfeng Citroen Tianyi C5 AIRCROSS suspension system has been made multi-level. Traditional suspensions use moderately sized damping to balance shock and support, but they are not optimal at the same time. Tianyi's suspension is equipped with PHC adaptive hydraulic stabilization technology, which adds a progressive hydraulic buffer to each of the upper and lower ends of each shock absorber. The vehicle adjusts its own damping according to the road conditions, without the need for costly electronic control equipment. Previously mentioned, it automatically adapts to the cushioning needs of different road conditions.
In my actual test drive experience, this PHC suspension is equivalent to having three cushioning levels: when the car is in a relatively flat road condition, the shock absorber is in a small damping state, thus ensuring the vibration of the suspension on the road surface. It absorbs well and has excellent smoothness; when the vehicle vibration is intensified, the upper and lower parts of the progressive compression hydraulic shock absorber come into contact, the damping of the shock absorber increases, the suspension absorbs the vibration, and the rigid impact does not enter the vehicle. Inside; when the vehicle vibration becomes larger, the progressive compression hydraulic buffer is continuously compressed, the oil valves are closed one by one, the damping of the shock absorber is continuously increased, the absorption capacity for mechanical energy continues to increase, and the car is harder.
In fact, Citroen's research and development of chassis black technology hasn't long been new, from the shocking DS19 gas-liquid linkage suspension to the rear-wheel following steering function of the ZX rear suspension, and now to the Progressive Hydraulic Cushion adaptive hydraulic stabilization technology. Citroen is always able to achieve the same chassis performance as a luxury car with a smarter approach than the industry. Introducing a damping-adaptive suspension into a consumer-grade SUV is estimated to be the first time, right?
How important is the level of design?
It can be said that it is very important. Only multi-level expressions, auditory, taste, smell, touch and vision are more stereoscopic. In the car, in the catering, in the building, in the stylistic, as well as in the music. If you want to the music lingered for three days, how could we flatten out the matter?
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