Citroën Showcases Sleek Survolt Electric Car Concept

Citroën is not a name familiar to many in the United States. This French automaker, however, is making quite a splash at the Geneva Auto Show this week with the unveiling of its Survolt all-electric sports car concept. It is one sleek looking ride, like so many others we’ve seen already, and certainly carries forward the idea that green car design has moved well past the early Prius stage.

The Citroën Survolt, according to the company, is driven by an all-electric drivetrain. That is, unfortunately, all of the details released on the mechanics of this car at this time. The maker says the Survolt sports a “sleek, compact and low-slung frame” which is 3.85m long, 1.87m wide & 1.2m high. The front end of this vehicle sports slim, horizontal headlights and a large oval-shaped grille with Citroën’s integrated double chevrons, while the backside gains a new spoiler as “an essential reference to motor sport.”

Citroen Survolt

image vit Citroen

Other noted aspects of the Survolt, drawing upon the company’s previous Revolte green car concept, include a two tone paintwork with “shades of fuchsia and charcoal grey” and a two-occupant cockpit “designed like a glass setting between the chrome-finished roll bars.”

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  • Reply March 21, 2010


    This car suspension and its speed is amazing,it has a sporty look which is my favorite.i wish that i get this car in my country.

  • Reply May 5, 2010

    steve hurst

    Citroen stopped importing their cars in 1969. They refused to modify the design of the SM by putting eyesore bumpers with hydraulic shocks on them as the American cars had. It was a very unique vehicle with driving lights that turned with the wheels (ala Tucker and, recently, Lexus RX, the new Ford Taurus and I’m sure a lot others to come). Dumb-ass American legislators wanted fixed lights!! Why?!! They also didn’t want the sleek light span covered with glass. So Citroen said “F–k the Americans!

    My dream car has always been a vintage 1971 DS21 Pallas. Now it is this one. If it isn’t imported to America, I will just move over there and drive it to my heart’s content. I was onlly 16 at the time I fell in love with Citroens at the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick place–you know, the one they built and claimed was 100% fireproof. Ironic that it burned to the ground shortly afterward!

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