SPESIFIKASI Citroen 2CV | Generasi iPod
Citroen plans to expand the reach and appeal of its customers by launching a new family car models for the 'iPod generation'.
This model will be a product as well as four of the Citroen family car that will coexist with the Citroen DS Citroen Picasso MPV.
Head of Design of PSA Peugeot-Citroën Jean-Pierre Ploué, as reported by Autocar, Thursday (07/22/2010) says this car for those who appreciate design purity above all, for the iPod generation.
As Fiat has done with the 500 and VW with the Beetle, Citroen has followed the current trend for reinventing classic models. By cashing in on the charm of the original 2CV, the French firm is set to launch into Uncharted territory - going up against prestige models Such as BMW's MINI. With the Same curved bonnet, slab sides and Covered rear wheels, it looks just like the original 2CV, the which first appeared in 1948.
Trademark Such details as the slatted bonnet and double chevron grille Remain intact. But with flush-fitting windows and faired-in lights, the shape has been given a modern update. It Promises to be extremely eco-friendly, too.
With car firms ever more Concerned about Their impact on the environment, the 2CV will of be a showcase for Citroen's green technology. It's likely, to be made from plastic body panels, and with power coming from a hybrid diesel engine (see below), it Should Boast low fuel consumption and emissions.
As with the exterior, the cabin will of the draw on its famous predecessor with a minimalist look. A large, thin-rimmed steering wheel dominates the interior, while the fixed central hub contains controls for the stereo. Also earnest there be a retro speedometer, and as with the original car, the gearlever will from be mounted in the center of the dashboard.
However, while the 2CV was Designed to be cheap and Cheerful, the newcomer will of the feature lots of hi-tech kit as standard, Including sat-nav and connectivity for the latest handheld gadgets.
As with the MINI, Personalisation will of be a big part of the 2CV's appeal, with contrasting body panel colors, seat trims and the option of a full-length sunroof. It's possible the Citroen Could features a panoramic glass, as well as a removable canvas top.
Under the skin, the 2CV is likely, to use the platform architecture from the C3 supermini and C4 hatch, featuring a front-wheel-drive layout and a comfortable driving experience.
"This is a model that is defined not by the price, but with simplicity and ingenuity of design, "said Ploué.
According to information on the car that will use hybrid engines will be introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October. The presence model 2CV concept this year is a dedicated special appearance Citroen. How not, this year is a celebration of 60 years made her international debut.
2CV model itself first produced in 1948. In 1990 Citroen cut production. Since vulnerable time, Citroen has produced as many as 3,872,583 units 1,246,306 units plus a small truck variants.
Italian designer Paolo Martin is the brains behind the design development 2CV. According 2CV appear with classic design and combined with modern technology. This is to remind people of the value of this classic car that has been long known. Martin himself describes this car as a "re-interpretation of a brilliant car."
"I tried to capture the spirit of the original impression and this car. Authenticity proportions are still maintained and adopt a single, multifunctional headleamp," said Martin. In 1936, Cirtoen start making a prototype 2 CV which only use one main light in front.
And mat the Paris Motor Show will be the first place car appearance This family of Citroen, which promised to give Ploue surprises on the visitors.
"I can not reveal his name today. But this model will lead to many surprises and shocks in Paris, I promise," he said.
2CV coded car comes with a compact family car 2.4 m long with a cabin design that is not conventional, as well as innovative features and simplified packaging, so it is more realistic for mass produced.