Yesterday we told you about Peugeot’s features at the Geneva Motor Show. If you found their lineup a bit boring, then go right past their booth to the Citroen’s stand! You will see more exciting vehicles there.
The highlight of the show for Citroen is of course the new DS4 which will come in its final production trim. This car which expands the DS line has a sleek coupe design but it’s a hatchback and also has a slightly higher ride height than normal hatches. So it’s kinda a new thing! It will be joined by the DS4 Purple concept car.
Citroen will also show the C3 Red Block and C6 ‘Noir et Blanc’ special editions in Geneva, along with their new DS3 WRC rally car, and a couple of environmentally friendly concept such as the C-Zero.
More details in the press release below:
Citroën’s display at the Geneva Motor Show encompasses themes of creativity, technology and daring – emphatic values of the Citroën brand.After the successful launch of DS3, DS4 is further proof of Citroën’s ‘Créative Technologie’. Fitting perfectly into the DS line with its distinctive style, sensations, design and refinement, DS4 is a raised four-door coupé combining vitality and versatility for an unrivalled driving experience. Already winning the hearts and minds of the public, DS4 was recently voted Most Beautiful Car of the Year by 60,000 internet users from 62 countries.
DS4 will be displayed in its final production form and shown alongside a new concept car, DS4 Purple, an elegant version of the model that reinterprets and takes inspiration from the techniques of jewellery craft.
Citroën will also be showcasing its environmentally considerate products, such as the full-electric C-Zero, and the introduction of the Company’s innovative e-HDi micro-hybrid technology to more models across the range. Committed to improving the ecological performance of its vehicles, in 2010 Citroën reduced its average vehicle CO2 output by 5.3g/km to 132.3g/km.
Recently debuting on the icy terrain of Rally Sweden, Citroën’s DS3 WRC has charged into the 2011 World Rally Championship. Complying with this year’s new regulations, DS3 WRC is aiming for a seventh Manufacturer’s title win for Citroën.
Two new concepts – C3 Red Block and C6 ‘Noir et Blanc’ – will also be on display, with all-new and expressive approaches to colours and materials. More details on these models and the rest of Citroën’s Geneva line up will be released on 1st March.