Disguised image revealed using Photoshop technology
8 September 2009

Autocar can reveal the full extent of the styling of Citroen's Frankfurt motor show concept car.

This is possible because the darkened official teaser picture, released by Citroen today, can be significantly lightened using Photoshop technology.

Although no details of the concept car have been released, it clearly draws on the Citroen 2CV's design. That has led to speculation that the concept showcases a small city car project, possibly previewing the styling of the next Citroen C1.

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Citroen is also known to be pushing ahead with bringing hybrid technology to the market, and this could also be highlighted by the concept.

The first Citroen production cars to go on sale with hybrid powertrains will be the larger DS models, the DS4 and DS5. They will use the same hybrid system as Peugeot, which will launch the technology first, on its hybrid 3008.

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8 September 2009

[quote Autocar]Although no details of the concept car have been released, it clearly draws on the Citroen 2CV's design[/quote]

Does it? Erm... where?

8 September 2009

looks more like it clearly draws on the Fiat 500 design

8 September 2009

[quote pabs]

looks more like it clearly draws on the Fiat 500 design

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More Renault 4CV to me with its bustle back, who cares it looks just like another dressed up retro lifestyle statement, unlike the Cactus prototype which I really liked.

8 September 2009

The only thing that's similar to the 2CV is the shape of the window line down the side, and how it curls back down the side of the car. Surely covered-over back wheels would make it more 2CV-like. I'm looking forward to more clear pictures!

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

8 September 2009

It's 2CV cause it's so round and bubble like...

8 September 2009

[quote Autocar]it clearly draws on the Citroen 2CV's design[/quote]

erm no. Not an ounce (or even a gram) of 2CV in this concept. Don't let the Citroen press office pull the wool over your eyes. And I bet it couldn't cross a field without breaking an egg.

8 September 2009

Another teaser photo!

If the photo is to be believed, I would think this car is definitely longer than anything in the C1/107 Class. Not sure if I can agree it looks anything like a Fiat 500 or heaven forbid, a Renault 4, but I would be really curious to see which class or niche this new model is aimed at.

Ok I admit that my curiosity has been aroused ..........

8 September 2009

[quote 230SL]More Renault 4CV to me with its bustle back, who cares it looks just like another dressed up retro lifestyle statement, unlike the Cactus prototype which I really liked.[/quote]

Tend to agree, the Cactus is rather fun - although this looks intriging for some reason - perhaps it is the 4CV rear. .

Would dearly love to see a modern take on the deuche, although might not insist on the egg/ field test!

And the beetle was round and bubble like - the deuche, if you remember started with a Aussie roof for a bonnet...

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