• Sep 14, 2009
Citroen Revolte concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Citroën's calling its Frankfurt Motor Show-bound 2CV-looking concept car the Revolte, which is an unfortunate made-up word in French. Everyone else has jumped on the neo-retro bandwagon – Fiat's got its 500, Detroit has successfully exhumed 1969, and the Volkswagen New Beetle is to blame for it all – so why not Citroën?

The French automaker's new imagining of its stalwart 2CV may be far cooler than the much-loved original. The bodywork on the new concept appears chunky and athletic whereas the original looked like a cross between a crustacean and a dumpster. It's not clear what will be powering this concept car, but internet chatter suggests it may get a hybrid drivetrain of some sort.

The concept sports a sliding canvas roof, clamshell doors, and an interior that looks to have been swiped from the set of Spaceballs 2. Carrying a DS badge on the hood puts the Revolte concept into Citroën's premium lineup, distinctly upmarket from the austerity of its forebear. We'll take a closer peek when the curtain is lifted in Frankfurt, and if the cool Gallic concept does make its way for production, we hope it gets a better name, something like fou fauteuil à roues.



[Source: iCars]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only person sick of seeing all these presentation quality images from the manufacturers that happen to have "leaked" all within days of each other?
      • 5 Years Ago
      "ReDeux Chevaux"

      Citroen Group can thank me later.

      • 5 Years Ago
      citreon really knows how to make a concept interior; is that gps unit growing out of the dash?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The front end looks like a guy half closing his eyelids and pouting out his lips for a kiss
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL@crustacean and dumpster. I really like this car. I might blog about it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      PT Cruiser 2. Even comes in plum crazy purple.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dan, "Revolte" is a real French word, not a made-up one. It means revolt. I know, that's a hard one to translate.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Retro-Tastic!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks cool, however I would never buy one though.

      ..
      • 5 Years Ago
      PT Pronto is that you!?

      --RS
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like the new MINI and the new FIAT 500 had sex and the 500 vomited while doing so. Maybe that's why it's so REVOLT-e-ing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't know if I can get behind the pimptastic purple danceclub interior, but I do like the outside. Particularly the headlight treatment.
        • 5 Years Ago
        More of a semi circle cut-in outlining where the headlamps would be if they were fully circular. I see what you're trying to say, but I think it's a stretch.
        • 5 Years Ago
        arched eyebrows? seriously?
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