There's nothing Jean-Remi Galinon enjoys more than bouncing along cobbled streets and showing off Paris to foreign tourists, usually Americans, in his most iconic of French vintage cars. "They are in love with Paris ... (and) we're suffering the consequences (of the travel ban)." Tourism is part of the lifeblood of the city, one of the world's most visited, so for Galinon, Paris's springtime lockdown could hardly have been worse.
Auto Express UK has a preview of the redesigned Citroën 2CV, a still-snail-like concept vehicle that brings the iconic vehicle from the second half of the 20th Century rushing into the 21st with some green credentials. The 2CV update - with a concept vehicle possibly destined for the auto shows in 2009 - will likely be a diesel-electric hybrid with high mpg and low emissions. The vehicle architecture will likely be based on the C3 supermini and C4 hatch. Other than that, there's very little
The Duck is back. Well, not officially, at least not yet. But Auto Express has images of an advanced concept design for a new 2CV that seems pretty polished. While the overall look is instantly recognizable as an homage to the original, this is a thoroughly modern looking machine. Similar in some ways to the Citroen Evoque concept of 2005, this new concept appears much more production feasible.
There is something terribly disturbing about announcing that a Citroën 2CV has beaten out a Lotus Esprit and a trio of Aston Martins. But the little French deux chevaux has been named the best James Bond chase car in a new 4Car poll. Piloted by Roger Moore in the classic 1981 film, "For Your Eyes Only", the duck managed to steal the top spot in the poll, which was done as part of an upcoming Jeremy Clarkson special, MPH Show '06.