, Paris 2010
The French firm presented at the Paris Motor Show the new DS4 and the new generation of C4 world premiere but not room the spectacular concepts Citroën would not be the same. For this edition, Citroën has joined the French clothing manufacturer Lacoste and together they have developed a happy and relaxing prototype named “Citroen Lacoste Concept”.
This design exercise probably not go there and stay only monitor model, regain the lost spirit of the legendary Citroen Mehari and brings us closer vision of the French manufacturer on what would be a buggy future .
Her measurements are very compact, 3.45 meters long, 1.8 wide and 1.52 meters high with a wheelbase 2.3 m very similar to having a Toyota Aygo or Citroen C1.
It will be animated by a petrol engine with three cylinders low fuel consumption and emissions able to move free to this prototype light weight and dimensions. Monta large diameter wheels that let you enter unprepared roads and enjoy nature, which seems to have been the source of inspiration for designers.
Son various details in the car reminds clothing and its relation to sports such as tennis and golf. The Citroën Lacoste Concept tire is a tribute to the footprint would a golf ball on earth seems Lacoste crocodile in various parts of the car, anchors seat belts similar necklines of polo shirts signature and the seats are covered with a durable cotton string, which resembles the edge of the brand .
In the prototype of the French brand everything is minimalist instrumentation, absence of doors and the apparent absence of the roof so reflect. Indeed ceiling does not exist, but it is an interesting solution developed by Citroën, where the central arch, in case of rain, deploy an inflatable roof to protect passengers.
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