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Sometimes we're happy when a concept car gets approved for production. This time around... not so much. According to reports from across the pond, the Citroen Revolte concept has been approved for production and will carry the DS2 badge when it arrives.

The concept car was unveiled a couple of months ago at the Frankfurt show, and suffice it to say, it wasn't exactly the best looking debut at the expo. Supposedly reviving the iconic 2CV, the Revolte concept certainly lived up to its name. The production version, meanwhile, is tipped to take on the DS2 nameplate as part of the French automaker's new premium line-up that started with the DS3 and is slated to grow with the inclusion of the DS4 (based on the upcoming new C4) and DS5 (based on – you guessed it – the new C5). Power for the DS2 is expected to come in the form of a range of three-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines when it hits the streets sometime around 2011.

The best we can say is this: At least it will remain far away from the States, as Citroen stays out of the North American market.

[Source: Auto Express]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes.. heaven forbid a car company build anything that is truly stylistically unique.
      Better if they all just add chrome bits and bobs wherever they can - shaped oh-so-slightly differently from the bits and bobs of everyone else.
      Oh.... and put the biggest, most lunatic tire/wheel combo on that can possibly physically fit.
      Yeah... that is much better.

      It's stuff like this and the BB1 concept, also out of france, which makes a memorable point. I bet it sells well for them, all other things being equal.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Given how elegant and stylish the recent C3, C3 Picasso, DS3 and C5 are, I can only imagine any future DS2 would also be a good looker. Citroen has not put a foot wrong recently (well, apart from the forthcoming C-zero)
      • 5 Years Ago
      @asheps91... wow an intelligent review. While I agree that the euro box with the mean face grills and the american stuck in the past is a sad comment on automotive design I really find this vehicle distasteful in so many ways.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it a lot. Very creative. May not be your cup of tea, but it has its own odd grace (as Citroens should) and none of the clumsy disjointedness of failed efforts like the Aztec.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Womens say they like this car. About 35-45% of drivers are womens. To them it's the perfect car. I think it's better idea to try to sell a car to the 1/3 of the total drivers with a design they like, rather than trying to sell something to everyone they didn't like.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Kinda looks like a Bugatti concept. Something about the front facia that reminds me of a Bugatti.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The author of this comment just proved he has no business being involved in the "design analysis" business for automobiles....

      Out of all the cars that debuted at the Frankfurt Autoshow, this is one of the few that actually attempted to take auto design in a new direction as Citroen has done many times over the years with their concepts....

      For me, this model kept me glued to the screen for quite a while as I sorted out all the details surrounding the design. Maybe one could call into the question the cohesiveness of the overall design but have a look at:
      - the absolutely hypnotic light clusters front and rear
      - the a-pillar
      - the front light cut seam in the body... so simple, so clever, so unique
      - the new design direction for the integration of the cars front grill with the rest of the body.... reminds me somewhat of the original scirocco concept a few years back
      - on and on

      this car is dripping with innovative design and the author of this article just has no clue.. honestly, not a clue
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, too bad they did't make some big a## 4 tons pickup truck with 8.2 engine and 200bhp to satisfy the American fine automotive critique.
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      while I don't like some details of the front end (specially the bumpers) those won't make it to production.
      Otherwise I don't see what is bringing the harsh criticism really. It has character and a very nice profile.
      Regarding the comment from Ninjin:
      1) in europe cars must have at least one usually several diesel options, this is true for premium or not premium car, to put this in context in 2008 in France 77.3% of new registrations were diesel
      2) three cylinders are more and more common for small cars again premium or not, this is part of a very strong downsizing trend. A few years back you wouldn't have found any here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      screw u guys i'll take 2!!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I suggest you see an optometrist.
      • 5 Years Ago
      NO! DON'T!
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