Citroen loves concept cars! Every year they introduce a bunch of them, most of which quite pointless, and if it continues like this pretty soon the number of their concepts become greater than the number of cars they produce! A couple of days after introducing the Survolt at Geneva Motor Show, they’ve come up with the GQbyCitroen, which has been designed in collaboration with some dudes form the British magazine.
Being in tune with the time, it’s a plug-in Hybrid powered by a 1,598cc, 4-cylinder direct injection engine and an electric motor. It does 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a limited top speed of 155 mph. They say it’s an ultimate gentleman’s drive, which must mean ladies are not allowed to drive it! And that’s odd because that curvy shape of the car is quite feminine.
To be honest we don’t really care about the car, like other Citroen concepts it’ll end up parked in a corner at their museum, but we hope they release a promo video for it just like the one they did for the Survolt, featuring the same cute model 🙂
Mark Lloyd, Chief Designer of Citroën’s International Projects added: “Where this car works so well with GQ is that it fits with the current attitudes of conspicuous consumption. It is understated rather than in-your-face and sleek rather than too macho. With the skills of a Savile Row tailor on the car’s interior we have also achieved that bespoke, fitted feel, both inside and out.
“For me, the car that has always represented the pinnacle of automotive excellence and refinement is the GT – the Grand Tourer. It is not the all-out sports car, rather it is something gentlemanly, it has performance and it is for travelling, not racing. We wanted to create something that, like GQ, was aspirational, but also retained the classic automotive ideals. We didn’t want a car for the mass market. We wanted a car for GQ.’”