Citroen concepts in Paris – the future is now

As part of Citroen’s C_42 ‘Now Future’ showcase at the Champs-Elysées in Paris, Citroen will be giving car enthusiasts at sneak peak at some of its newest concept cars.

The C_42 showcase will demonstrate how close concept cars can be to production models, by showing the concepts in the metal. A perfect fairy-tale-esque example of this is the acclaimed Citroen DS5, which was inspired by the C-SportLounge concept revealed back in 2005.

Below are some of Citroen’s new innovative concept designs, enjoy.

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This car was the first ever model to be specifically designed using the virtual computer world.

Originally unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, this concept was based on a digital computer image which was designed by both Citroen and Polyphony, the creators of the Gran Turismo 5 racing game.

Survolt

The Survolt is a powerful fully electric concept and it made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. It uses two electric motors and produces a massive 300bhp.

It is also capable of reaching a top speed of 162mph and sprinting from 0-62mph in less than five seconds.

Revolte

The Revolte is a plug-in-hybrid urban concept that that echoes the appeal of the 2CV concept.

The Revolte was first unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and offers a plump supermini-like appeal. The Revolte offers a luxurious interior with high tech equipment and a frugal powertrain.

Hypnos

The Hypnos was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show and it offers a crossover appeal with an arched roofline, similar to that of the Citroen DS5, which may suggest that the French manufacturer is considering the DS5 appeal for future models.

The Hypnos features a range of new innovative technologies as well as a frugal high-performing engine.

C-Metisse

The C-Metisse is a vast concept that first appeared at the Paris Motor Show back in 2006.

Its stretched coupe design echoes the classic luxury appeal of a saloon, yet a uniqueness that can’t be found anywhere else. Its luxury saloon appeal continues to its interior with an on-board comfort.

It also uses a low emitting diesel hybrid engine.