Citroën has unveiled its new concept - the Lacoste - at the Paris motor show and claims it could be in production in three years.
The company is aiming to bring fashion flair to its models as part of a tie-up with the French fashion house - whose badging appeared on special-edition Peugeot 205s during the 1980s.
The new concept is a small buggy that is “stylishly minimalist and elegantly laid back”, according to the French company.
Citroen’s claims that the concept will become a reality "within the next three years" and that many elements of the concept will make it on to the final model - although it won’t be an open-top.
The Lacoste concept has no proper roof or doors. Instead, the car has a central bar running from the top of the windscreen to the top of the boot. It supports handles that aid access to the rear seats, and one of the front headrests, but it also contains a bright yellow soft-top that automatically inflates in the rain.
The car’s windscreen can also slide down out of sight, opening up the cabin entirely. There’s no boot space as such; instead, the rear bench seat slides rearwards when required, freeing up room for luggage behind the front seats.
The Lacoste is just under 3.5 metres long, around the same length as today’s C1. It’s wider and taller, at 1.8 metres and 1.52 metres respectively, but it does share a similar wheelbase and is also powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine.