With the intention to bring the fashion flair to the Paris Motor show, Citron has tied up with the French fashion house Lacoste to create a funky looking city car concept, Citroën Lacoste. The new concept car is a small buggy that Citroën claims is “stylishly minimalist and elegantly laid back”.
Citroën Lacoste concept measures 3.45m long, 1.80m wide and 1.52m high and has a wheelbase of 2.30m long which is almost identical to Citroën C1 / Toyota Aygo. Also, the concept has no doors or the proper roof either but a central bar that runs from windscreen to the top of the boot. It supports the handles that help access the rear seats and one of the front headrests.
On the other, the concept contains a bright yellow soft-top that automatically inflates in the rain and car’s windscreen can slide down, thus opening up the cabin entirely. Surprisingly, there is no boot space as such, and the rear bench seat slides rearwards, whenever required, to free up room for luggage behind the front seats.
Powering the concept is a three cylinder gasoline engine, which, as per the brand, offers enough power to a vehicle of this size and weight. Among the other styling details there are golf ball-style alloy wheels, a square relief design resembling the sections of a tennis net on many parts of the car, integration of the lights into the bumper instead of the sheet metal and Lacoste covered stowage in its dashboard and under the two bench seats.
The concept will be showcased at the Paris Motor Show on 30th Sep, 2010.