Citroën unveils its mobility vision of the future- "oli" Radical - a concept car designed to provide affordable, family electric mobility

Citroën unveils its mobility vision of the future- "oli" Radical - a concept car designed to provide affordable, family electric mobility

29.09.2022: Citroën ‘oli’ Radical, responsible and optimitic approach initiatives audacious future intentions for the brand impetus Citroën ‘oli’ [all-ë] is a striking conceptual manifesto of intelligent ideas challenges the status quo; a destination for v


Citroën ‘oli’ Radical, responsible and optimitic approach initiatives audacious future intentions for the brand impetus





Citroën ‘oli’ [all-ë] is a striking conceptual manifesto of intelligent ideas challenges the status quo; a destination for versatile and enjoyable all-electric mobility to enhance the lives and lifestyles of all kinds of people


Citroën ‘oli’ [all-ë] dares to say ‘enough’ by bucking industry trends for heavier, more complex and expensive zero-emission family vehicles to meet societal and mobility challenges of tomorrow


Builds on innovative Ami with compelling ways to make mobility joyful, affordable, responsible and multi-useful





AMBITION:


Targets ‘best-in-class’ Life Cycle Assessment through reduced weight and complexity, recycled and recyclable materials, affordability, durability and longevity


Optimistic ‘laboratory on wheels’ is a multi-faceted manifesto of intelligent ideas for tomorrow



Target weight of 1000kg to deliver 400km range; top speed limited to 110km/h for maximum efficiency and 10kWh/100km consumption; 20% to 80% charging in around 23 minutes



Prompts new approach to Citroën electric vehicle ownership customer services and partnership experiences





INGENUITY:



Not a car – a multi-purpose everyday extension to your life that is as useful when you aren’t driving it as when you are


Lifestyle enabler: electric device with smart V2G and V2L capability and power for enjoyable driving and living


Unconventional silhouette heroes honest aesthetics driven by functionality, efficiency and durability


Strong personality embodies clever industrial product design approach and embraces multi-activity versatility


Efficient with identical front doors, bumpers and protective elements, flat panels and glass, low weight materials


Strong flat bonnet, roof and pick-up bed panels you can stand on made from re-cycled honeycomb cardboard


Unique steel/aluminium hybrid wheels shod with sustainable and intelligent Goodyear Eagle GO concept tyres


Spacious, innovative interior with beam dash, ‘Smartband’ HMI projector and ‘bring your own device’ infotainment


Comfortable office-style ‘mesh’ backed seats, washable floor and low-weight, recyclable materials


Circle of life: can be refurbished, upgraded and repaired with recycled parts and resold for several owners




MISSION:


Demonstrates Citroën’s mission to deliver straightforward all-electric mobility for all, to enhance people’s daily
lives and with the lowest possible impact on the environment


Symbolically introduces new interpretation of Citroën’s ‘deux chevrons’ logo to be adopted in all new product
reveals and a new corporate identity



Expect to see oli ideas, design details and interior advances represented in future production models




1.IMPETUS 2.AMBITION 3.INGENUITY 4.MISSION


For Citroën, predicting the future of affordable personal mobility is an obsession, and the success
of Ami has provided the impetus to take ‘unconventional’ to a new level in the conceptual oli.



The innovative Ami demonstrated how Citroën dares to do things differently to meet its commitment of making straightforward all-electric transportation available to all. It also provided the stimulus for oli, a striking and innovative ‘laboratory on wheels’ designed to move the needle for family mobility by bucking industry
trends for heavier, more complex and expensive electric cars.



“We called this project ‘oli’ as a nod to Ami, and because it sums up what the vehicle is all about – further proof
that only Citroën can deliver no-nonsense, ALL-Electric mobility to ALL kinds of people in unexpected,
responsible and rewarding ways,” says Citroën CEO, Vincent Cobée




It is Citroën’s guiding light: an adventurous, multi-faceted manifesto of clever and achievable ideas focused on
reducing weight and complexity to maximise efficiency, versatility and accessibility. oli is a destination, in which
the trend for ‘more’ is exchanged for the constructive ‘enough’: “as much as you need or is necessary”. [Collins
English Dictionary]



Significantly, customers can expect to see many of the concepts and innovations showased in oli flowing through to Citroën’s future electric family vehicles.



While Ami was literally a small step in ‘walking the talk’, oli signals an exciting leap forwards. Rather than being a 2500kg ‘palace on wheels’ filled with screens and gadgets, oli proves that with enough of the things customers
need and want, supported by the inventive use of responsible materials and a sustainable production process,
the societal need can be met for inexpensive yet desirable zero-emission mobility that enables multiple
lifestyles.




Vincent Cobée explains why the time is right for oli: “Three societal conflicts are happening simultaneously - first is the value of and dependence on mobility, second is economic constraints and resource uncertainty, and third is our
growing sense of desire for a responsible and optimistic future. Consumers can sense the era of abundance may be
over, and increasing regulations as well as rising costs may limit our ability to move around freely. At the same time, a growing awareness of the need to accelerate efforts to prevent climate change is making us more eco-conscious
and discerning.”



A typical mid-70s family car weighed around 800kg and was 3.7 m long and 1.6m wide. Today’s equivalents have
grown to more than 1200kg, at least 4.3 m long and 1.8m wide. Some even weigh more than 2500kg. Legal and safety requirements have driven some of this, but if the trend continues and we carry on parking these vehicles 95%
of each day and driving 80% of journeys with a single occupant, the conflict between the need to protect our planet
and the future promise of sustainable, electrified mobility will not easily be resolved.



“Citroën believes electrification should not mean extortion, and being eco-conscious should not be punitive by
restricting our mobility or making vehicles less rewarding to live with. We need to reverse the trends by making
them lighter and less expensive and find inventive ways to maximise usage and refurbish for subsequent owners.




Otherwise, families won’t be able to afford the freedom of mobility when all-electric vehicles become the only option
available to them. oli is a powerful demonstration of how Citroën is confronting these conflicts head-on and with
optimism.





1.IMPETUS 2.AMBITION 3.INGENUITY 4.MISSION



For Laurence Hansen, head of Citroën Product Development and Laurent Barria, head of Citroën Marketing
and Communication, oli epitomises Citroën’s mission to democratise electric mobility in an agreeable way.
Citroën believes the time is right to say ‘enough’ to the trend for excess and expense and to focus instead on
creating pure, honest vehicles that are lighter, less complicated and truly affordable, as well as inventive and
joyful.



The quirky and uncomplicated Ami was a significant move in that direction, while electrified and all-electric
models like the ë-C4 and new ë-C4-X, and light commercial vehicles like ë-Berlingo and ë-SpaceTourer, already
provide access to the benefits of electrified motoring with the comfort, personality and value customers expect
from Citroën.


With oli, Citroën is courageously showing how it will raise the stakes for future family mobility by re-thinking
every detail to reduce resources and materials in order to make pleasing vehicles that are easier to use,
understand and afford, with appropriate driving range and enhanced versatility.



“oli is a working platform to explore ingenious ideas that are realistic for future production,” says Laurence Hansen.



“They won’t all come together, nor in the physical shape you see here, but the high level of innovation being
showcased is inspiring future Citroëns.




TARGET: BEST LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT



The cleverly conceived oli is a conceptual multi-activity family vehicle with sustainability at its heart, and
explicitly demonstrates how ‘best-in-class’ Life-Cycle-Assessment (LCA) can be achieved, from conception with
restrained, optimal use of lightweight and recycled materials, to sustainable production processes, and from
durability for an extended “life in service” to responsible end-of-life recyclability.



“We wanted to use only the amount of materials we really needed, so we have ruthlessly pursued the objective
of putting the right resources where they are required, and limiting the impact of the use of those resources”
says Hansen.



When the number of parts and components is intelligently reduced, the lightest and most responsible materials
are used, and complexity is minimised while versatility and functionality is increased, the result is something
much more efficient, very affordable and less complicated while also being unexpectedly genial in its design and
usefulness.



Thoughtful details are found throughout. The seats, for example, are simply constructed and use 80% less parts
than a traditional seat. They are made of recycled materials and clever ‘mesh’ backrest designs enhance the
natural light inside the vehicle. They can also be easily upgraded or personalised to suit the taste of individual
owners. It is a win-win as vehicle weight is reduced, they are responsible and sustainable, and the enhanced
cabin ambience positively impacts occupant comfort.



“Ultimately, it’s a lifestyle choice more than a vehicle choice. You can choose to pay for all of the latest features and artificial intelligence which you only use 2% of the time when driving, or you can ask yourself “what is the responsible thing to do and how much of this do I really need?” says Hansen. “oli is a way to say enough! I do want something innovative, but I want it straightforward, affordable, responsible and long lasting. oli is all of that, and a huge amount of pleasure in your life too!”




LIGHTER, FURTHER, LONGER


Citroën oli shows that by tackling the enemies of battery-electric-vehicle range and efficiency, electric vehicles
can go further, last longer, be more versatile and cost less to own.


“It’s a vicious circle - delivering more electric driving range requires a bigger battery. Adding more technology
requires more power, which also means a bigger battery. All of this adds weight, complexity and cost, and the more
a vehicle weighs, the less efficient it becomes,” adds Laurence Hansen. “oli shows what can happen when we take a
completely different approach.”



While it appears substantial, oli is neither heavy nor cumbersome - its target vehicle weight of around 1000kg
making it significantly lighter than most comparable compact SUVs.



As a result, its all-electric powertrain needs only a 40kWh battery to deliver a target range of up to 400km. By
limiting top speed to 110km/h to maximise efficiency, excellent consumption of 10kWh/100km is realistic, and
recharging from 20% to 80% takes just 23 minutes.





LASTING PARTNERSHIP



Citroën oli has been designed to maximise longevity and durability so, like a home, it can have multiple
proprietors and a longer active life cycle. Combined with its ambitious LCA target is the goal of making it easy
to repair, refurbish, upgrade and personalise so it can easily be passed on ‘as new’ to several successive owners,
or kept in a family for younger generations to enjoy.



More than that, oli has prompted Citroën to re-evaluate every service and experience it provides to electric
vehicle owners throughout their partnership with the brand, particularly in the face of rising costs and the
challenges of mobility.



”We understand how heavy, oversized vehicles can be more of a burden than a pleasure economically and
ecologically, and we know consumers are increasingly sensitive to pollution and congestion and want to be
responsible when choosing brands,” says Barria. “ That’s why, at Citroën, as well as focusing on making dependable
vehicles, we are focused on creating lasting partnerships with customers through innovative ownership services and
experiences that enable the lifestyle they want to enjoy”.


Key to this is extending the sense of wellbeing Citroën customers already get from being inside their Citroën to
include everything supporting the vehicle and their entire ownership journey.



Consequently, Citroën is revealing a comprehensive new programme of all-encompassing ‘CITIZEN by Citroën’
services and experiences inspired by oli. The intent is to enhance the feeling of ‘zen’ that owners of electric
Citroëns will enjoy when they adopt the vehicles into their lives and families.





1.IMPETUS 2.AMBITION 3.INGENUITY 4.MISSION



For Citroën’s development and design teams, ingenuity was the watchword in ensuring oli is more than a “car”.




USEFUL LIFE PARTNER




Citroën oli is effectively a life partner – a useful everyday entity that helps people live life to the full, even when it’s not on the move. It is a sanctuary free from the onslaught of new technology, a member of the family to
enjoy, and a device to visibly re-connect with nature and ecology.



“Rather than the home they live in or vehicle they drive, people increasingly see their ecological footprint as an
authentic and positive expression of who they are and the way they live,” says Anne Laliron, head of Citroën
Advanced Products and Mobility Solutions.


“We believe oli will genuinely inspire them with its genial and vivacious ways of doing things differently to simplify and enjoy life while reducing our impact on the planet’s resources.”



Citroën enjoys a legacy of inventing consumer lifestyles that went with its vehicles, and as a new generation of
customers is being even more creative in living with the unorthodox Ami, the optimistic spirit of oli can
potentially do the same.





ELECTRIC LIFESTYLE ENABLER


A prime example of this is how oli can enable an electric lifestyle beyond its capability as a form
of zero-emission mobility.



As a useful ‘electric device’, it would seamlessly and naturally fit into the electric eco system as a key link
between a home’s solar panels (which can intermittently produce excess power that can be returned to the
grid), a consumer’s need for electricity on the move or at home (for example in the event of a power cut), and
the wider electric network.



By supporting smart ‘Vehicle to Grid’ (V2G) capability, the potential exists for a vehicle like oli to make money
for its owner by storing excess energy from home solar panels, and selling this back to energy suppliers, as well
as helping to manage power issues when there is peak demand or a power outage in the grid.



Citroën oli also shows how a vehicle can perform as a home away from home for summer trips to the beach or a
camping weekend in the hills, thanks to its ‘Vehicle to Load’ (V2L) capability. Considering its 40kWh battery and
a power socket output of 3.6kW (the equivalent of a 230v 16amp domestic socket), oli can theoretically provide
power to a 3000 w electric device for around 12 hours.



“This is brilliant if you have been swimming or got soaking wet in the rain and need to dry your hair,” says Anne
Laliron. “There’s power for your hairdryer, and you can enjoy a cool or hot drink because you can plug in a mini
refrigerator or coffee machine, then as night falls, you can plug in your grill and lights to dine so oli is definitely your day-to-day lifestyle partner.”



Whatever use can be imagined for oli on lifestyle trips or at the family home, it exudes clever functionality that
is practical and easy to use.





DESIGN AESTHETICS DRIVEN BY FUNCTIONALITY



Striking and clearly making a statement, oli’s unconventional stance and silhouette exude personality,productivity and positivity in a footprint similar to a compact SUV at 4.20m long, 1.65m high and 1.90m wide.



It defies traditional labelling. oli can be whatever it needs to be – family limo, urban explorer, adventure vehicle,
workmate, even an extension to the family home thanks to its ability to power everyday appliances, help in the
event of a power cut or provide a platform for cleaning windows.



Citroën ’s head of Design, Pierre Leclercq, believes oli embraces purity and geniality for families who don’t care
for automotive status and stereotypes: “There’s a purity that Citroën has always been about that other brands
don’t have, and it is much more challenging to design an object that is pure but unique than it is to create
something overcomplicated and make it unique. Think of iconic vehicles like the new Ami or 2CV - silhouettes that
are instantly recognisable as Citroën and which, because of their pragmatism, may live longer as well.”



In oli, the aesthetic approach has been deliberately exaggerated to reinforce functionality and versatility. And,
like Ami, it is not afraid to show its simple and intuitive approach and distinguishes itself with its playful use of
colour highlights, bright trim materials and vivacious patterns that advocate opportunities for personalization.
“We’re not afraid to show you how the vehicle is put together, so you can see frames, screws and hinges for
example. Embracing purity allows us to design differently and challenge everything.


It’s like taking an analogue approach to many things that have become digital today,” adds Leclercq. “That is why we have taken a less automotive approach with oli, and it is this purity and ingenuity which will inspire elements of our design language in the coming years.”




Before designing vehicles, Leclercq studied industrial design which explains his direction: “In industrial design
they teach you “don’t tell me it’s beautiful, it has to be functional”, so when we set out to do oli we made sure
that form definitely followed function, as you would expect with everything from domestic appliances to utility
vehicles. The way a vehicle exterior evolves is based on interior architecture – that’s super important as you
can’t just do sexy on the outside without understanding the experience you want people to have inside.”



The team thought through each element of oli based on the need for multiple functionality, weight and
complexity reduction by using less or common parts, and the responsible use of recycled or recyclable materials
wherever possible.



Pierre Sabas, head of Citroën Advanced Design and Concept Vehicles says: “We set ambitious targets and it
became an exercise in “design by process” - instead of imagining a shape and trying to find a way to do it, we started with the functionality we wanted, then we simplified everything and found clever, responsible materials as we went along to reduce weight and cost, and then we did that all over again.”






VERSATILE PLATFORM



While the bonnet, boot and roof on a traditional car look like excellent platforms to help with home chores like
pruning trees, in reality there are few vehicles built with this strength and capability in mind. This is not the case with oli.



Its flat bonnet, roof and rear ‘pick-up bed’ panels which, as well as driving the vehicle’s unique silhouette, were
chosen to meet the objectives for low weight, high strength and maximum durability.



Made from recycled corrugated cardboard formed into a honeycomb sandwich structure between fiberglass
reinforcing panels, they have been co-created with partner BASF. They are coated in Elastoflex® Polyurethane
resin covered in a protective layer of tough, textured Elastocoat®, which is often used on parking decks or
loading ramps, and painted with innovative, waterborne BASF R-M Agilis® paint.




The panels are very rigid, light and strong – so strong that an adult can stand on them – and weight is reduced
by 50 percent when compared to an equivalent steel roof construction. Their versatility and durability open up a
world of possibilities for owners to enjoy work and recreation.



Whatever use can be imagined, from using the roof as a ladder to a platform to mount a tent, usefulness comes
without added weight or cost of exotic materials. It is hard to believe that 6 kg panels can carry the weight of an
adult, as well as be good looking and long lasting, but they are.



Load carrying versatility is not compromised either, as roof rails each side of the roof panel allow owners to
attach accessories like bicycle racks and roofboxes for family vacations, while below the bonnet panel are neatly
detailed storage areas in including compartments for charging cables plus personal and emergency items.



HORIZONTAL MEETS VERTICAL



Making a conscious decision to create flat surfaces because of the resource and materials targets allowed the
team to experiment with the contrast of vertical and horizontal design elements, for example in the glass and
lighting details.



“All of the key design elements on oli are perfectly horizontal or vertical, which is something we want to explore,”
says Leclercq. “The usual approach would be to go for dynamic lines and other vehicle makers wouldn’t dare to do
what we have done – but we are looking for honesty and efficiency in the form language.”



The windscreen is vertical because it’s the shortest distance between top and bottom and uses the smallest
amount of glass. As well as reducing weight and complexity, the smaller screen is less expensive to produce or
replace and lessens the exposure of occupants to the effects of the sun. It is also estimated to help reduce the
power demand oli’s modest air conditioning system would make on its batteries by up to 17%.



“You could argue a vertical screen is less aerodynamic, but we don’t expect people to drive this kind of vehicle at
200 km/h. We see it being most useful in urban and suburban areas where people reduce speed and are aware of
the environmental and safety aspects of everyday mobility. That is why we have limited oli’s top speed to a
maximum of 110km/h.” explains Sabas.



That said, to aid efficiency, oli features an experimental “Aero Duct” system between the front section of the
bonnet and the flat top panel which blows air towards the screen, creating a curtain effect to smooth air flow
over the roof.



The eye-catching windscreen frame is finished with a bright ‘infra-red’ wrap – a new signature colour Citroën will
use in conjunction with a new brand identity.


The contrast between horizontal and vertical is evident in the rationally thought-through side panels and glass.
The front doors follow the example set by Ami and are identical on each side, though mounted differently. They
are lighter, yet still strong, and much easier to make and assemble.



Reducing complexity and simplifying construction saves 20% in weight per door compared to a typical family
hatchback. Half the number of components is required, and around 7kg per door is saved by the removal of the
loudspeaker, soundproofing material and electrical wiring.



The external door panel is simpler to stamp and is designed maximise interior storage. Gentle curvatures flow up
the sides of the vehicle, and into the top of the side glass as it tumbles home to the roof.



Large, horizontal windows are tilted slightly towards the ground to help to reduce the effects of the sun, and
manual, easy-to-operate “flip up” pantograph opening sections, similar to those used on Ami, provide fresh air
ventilation.


The narrower rear doors are hinged at the rear of the vehicle and use vertical glass to give rear passengers more
light and visibility. The change in form between the front and rear doors also gave an opportunity to add a
passive air intake providing ventilation for rear seat passengers.


Access to the spacious cabin is wide, uncluttered and unhindered with both side doors open – ideal for when
the driver needs to get straggling family members loaded efficiently.



Front and rear lighting modules are, again, uncomplicated but highly distinctive, and also play with the contrast
between two horizontal lines and one vertical section. This approach will be evolved further as a distinctive
Citroën lighting signature in future production vehicles






PICK-UP PARTY TRICK


Instead of the usual trunk or hatchback, oli features an unexpected, inspired exercise in useful product design.
“When you think about practicality and versatility, particularly in a compact vehicle designed to be ultra-responsible and efficient, you need to think differently. Many people find their small SUV is no more practical than a compact hatchback, so oli’s unusual pick-up bed with trunk below is our thought provoking take on how to get the best of several worlds,” says Leclercq.



Citroën oli is designed to be an easy-to-use lifestyle enabler. So whether visiting a furniture store to bring home
flat packed furniture, or loading paddleboards and pop-up roof tent for a weekend at the coast, all can be
accommodated in the spacious pick-up bed and trunk, thanks to its quickly and easily demonstrated party trick.
The independent rear seat headrests pop up into the roof, the rear screen glass opens upwards, and voilà – the
flat 994mm wide removable load bed expands in length from 679mm to 1050mm instantly.



Versatility abounds and loading is easy. The tailgate folds down and with the load bed panel removed, there is
up to 582 mm height between the vehicle floor and the rear glass. With the panel in place, 330 mm height of
useful and secure trunk space is available below. The removable bed panel is light and flat, and made from the
same recycled cardboard structure as the bonnet and roof panels.



Thoughtful rails each side of the bed allow users to attach hooks or accessories, and additional storage boxes
are located on the sidewalls to provide secure undercover stowage.



The cleanly designed tailgate is made in two sections – a lower steel panel which contains a central licence
plate recess, topped by a mesh section in black which cleverly carries an important new message visible to
anyone following behind, as well as to the driver in the rear view mirror: “Nothing Moves Us Like Citroën”.





NEW BUT FAMILIAR LOGO


As well as the subtle promise being made to customers through the tailgate, oli draws on Citroën’s rational
engineering legacy to introduce a proud new Citroën identity.



While oli’s form language contrasts horizontal with vertical and rounded with flat to suggest functionality,
technical competence and clever industrial design, the new ‘floating’ logo does exactly the same. Prominent
chevrons are positioned boldly and horizontally across the badge to signal engineering and technical efficiency,
and are contrasted with the warm softness of a vertical oval surrounding them to suggest the brand’s
unwavering commitment to the wellbeing of its customers.



The new badge purposefully evokes the company’s original 1919 logo and subtly re-imagines it for future
Citroëns. The identity is set to appear progressively on future product reveals, as well as throughout the Citroën
corporate and dealership networks.





WHEELS KEEP ON TURNING



A key area for innovation to maximise the use of sustainable materials, enhance durability and lower expense is
one owners will recognise as being potentially costly and environmentally damaging - wheels and tyres.



“Citroën’s commitment to ‘Advanced Comfort’ is well known, and wheels and tyres play a major role in occupant
wellbeing,” says Sabas. “With the pressure to reduce the environmental impact of tyres, and the increasing cost of
replacing or repairing damaged wheels, we decided to explore more sustainable and durable options for both, while
maintaining the quality of ride comfort we expect to deliver in a Citroën.”



The ingenious and efficient 20-inch wheel and tyre combination fitted to oli marries a new hybrid wheel
prototype design with a conceptual, sustainable and intelligent tyre co-created with Goodyear.



Because full aluminium wheels are expensive and energy intensive to produce and full steel wheels are heavy,
the decision was taken to blend the two. The resulting hybrid wheels are 15 per cent lighter than the equivalent
full steel wheel, contributing an overall vehicle weight reduction of 6kg. There are also design benefits to
consider.



“Steel wheels aren’t traditionally beautiful or aerodynamic unless you cover them with a full wheel cover. On our
prototype, the wheel is made of an aluminum rim bolted to a steel central hub, designed in a robust and
modern way. This allows an overall weight and cost reduction. A peripherical wheel cover is added to improve
the airflow around the wheel and to give a more precise and graphical look.” adds Sabas.



Citroën partnered with Goodyear to use the Eagle GO concept tyre, which combines sustainability with
longevity and intelligent technology for monitoring the tyre’s condition and health.



The tyre tread compound is made of nearly all sustainable or recycled materials, including sunflower oils and rice
husk ash silica, as well as pine tree resins and full natural rubber which replace synthetic, petroleum-based
materials.



Great news for vehicle owners is that Goodyear has set an impressive objective for the Eagle GO concept tyre
to achieve up to 500,000km lifespan through reuse of the sustainable carcass and because the 11 mm tread
depth can be renewed twice across the lifetime of the tyre. The tyre is also equipped with Goodyear SightLine
technology, which includes a sensor that monitors a variety of tire health parameters constantly throughout its
life.



“This is the third time we have partnered with Goodyear and combining our new hybrid wheel with the innovative
Eagle GO concept tyre raises the bar for sustainable, clever and low maintenance solutions, while ensuring we
continue to prioritise comfort and wellbeing,” says Leclercq.




PROTECTION ALL-ROUND



Citroën oli is both protective and protected, thanks to tough exterior plastic sections which demonstrate the
same purity when it comes to reducing the number of parts, using responsible materials and reducing weight.



To execute Citroën’s signature design element, partner Plastic Omnium helped create a ‘mono material’
approach to facilitate easy recycling with strong but light side protection and 100% recyclable bumpers
containing 50% recycled materials. Each wheel arch is capped with an identical, strong recycled plastic
protector with a horizontal top, echoing the contrast theme used for the windows and lighting modules.



Central bumper sections, like those used in Ami, are identical front and rear. Below, triangular infra-red ‘handles’
are, in fact, strong hooks which would help drivers tow another vehicle out of the mud, or pull a large stone out
of the way.


Even oli’s tough white BASF R-M Agilis® waterborne paint is eco-effective with the lowest level of volatile
organic compounds (below 250g/l).







- Citroen also photos

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  ENGINEERINGEngine Type 16-Valve DOHC VTEC® In-Line 4-Cylinder with TurbochargerDisplacement 1,498 ccHorsepower (SAE net) 200 @ 6,000 rpmTorque (SAE net) 192 lb.-ft. @ 1,800-5,000 rpmEngine RPM Redline 6,500 rpm more >>
All-New 2022 Honda Civic Si Brings the Passion—Sets New Benchmark for Sport Compact Sedans
19.10.2021
    The best-handling and most fun-to-drive Civic Si ever       All-new Civic Si targets a new generation of young driving enthusiasts with an exciting new design and a richer, more engaging driving character more >>
All-New 2022 Honda Civic Si to be Revealed on October 19
18.10.2021
The most fun-to-drive Honda Civic Si ever. Official reveal tomorrow, October 19 at 6:00 a.m. PT. #CivicSi- Honda also photo more >>
GENESIS GV60 revealed - A new kind of luxury electric car coming to Europe
30.09.2021
    Global reveal signals the start of Genesis’ journey towards electrification       The GV60 builds on Genesis’ design philosophy to set a new standard in sustainable luxury design more >>
McLaren 765LT Spider in detail
28.07.2021
Maximising the McLaren LT experience   The Longtail name became legend nearly a quarter of a century ago, when an extreme lightweight version of the Le Mans-conquering McLaren F1 GTR rac more >>
The McLaren 765LT Spider: extreme performance and new heights of driver engagement
28.07.2021
...from McLaren’s most powerful-ever convertible supercar    Limited-volume 765LT Spider revealed; available to order now    Exclusive and highly collectible: just 765 will be built to customer order – th more >>
The new Audi RS 3: unmatched sportiness suitable for everyday use
19.07.2021
   400 PS, five-cylinder engine with 500 newton meters of torque        RS Torque Splitter and new RS 3 driving modes for even more agility        Expressive exterior design and interior racing atmosphere more >>
The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupé
07.07.2021
BMW is opening a new chapter in its tradition of super-sporty compact models. In the process it will set a new benchmark for driving pleasure – a brand speciality – at the premium end of this vehicle class. The new BMW 2 Series Co more >>
Kia presents all new Sportage, the ultimate urban SUV
06.07.2021
    Excellence throughout and innovation at its core, the fifth-generation Sportage makes its global debut     Inspired by nature, new Sportage design takes bold, sophisticated and organic form &n; more >>
Genesis unveils first images of the G80 Sport
05.07.2021
    Genesis revealed the first images of the athletically enhanced G80 Sport model joining the expanding G80 model range     The exclusive exterior and interior design changes and new ‘Cavendish Red’ comple more >>
The all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé
09.06.2021
Signature BMW driving pleasure and sporting elegance brought together with modern functionality: The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is poised to build on the success of its predecessor with this blend of qualities plus well-conceived enhancements to its inherent attributes and product substance. more >>
The first-ever BMW iX
01.06.2021
• Represents the pinnacle of the BMW Group electrification strategy   • Range of up to 380 miles (WLTP) on a single charge  • Premiere for the new generation BMW iDrive powered by Opera more >>
New Renault Arkana E-TECH 145: The 100% hybrid SUV Coupe that ticks all the boxes!
31.05.2021
    New hybrid engine E-TECH 145:        New E-TECH 145 hp hybrid engine with 230V 1.2kWh battery        Up to 80% of urban driving time on ful more >>
CUPRA Born: The impulse of a new era - with video
25.05.2021
The brand’s first all-electric vehicle    CUPRA Born is the perfect match between electrification and performance, leading the brands expansion into new markets and delivering a new business model    more >>
Genesis reveals the all-new G70 Shooting Brake
13.05.2021
   Model to go on sale in Europe, showing clear dedication to the region    Genesis transforms award-winning Genesis G70 sedan into an iconic Shooting Brake      The news follows the company’s recent announcement that Genesis will arrive in Europe this summer more >>
ALPINE A110 LÉGENDE GT 2021: the spirit of Grand Tourisme in its most intense version ever
13.05.2021
    Alpine presents the A110 LÉGENDE GT 2021.    A new limited edition of 300 units for Europe.    The combination of the performances of the 292hp engine of the A110S with the comfort of the A110 Légende version.      A more intense, sophisticated personality than ev more >>
STYLING Exterior- Ferrari 812 Competizione and Ferrari 812 Competizione A
06.05.2021
The 812 Competizione has a personality all of its own that sets it very clearly apart from the 812 Superfast in terms of its proportions and formal balance. The engineering modifications adopted allowed the Ferrari Styling Centre to give the car a whole new connotation, by choosing styling themes that further enhance its architectural design, sculptural forms and sporty vocation. more >>
812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A: two interpretations of Ferrari’s Racing Soul
06.05.2021
Ferrari 812 Competizione & Ferrari 812 Competizione A• Unveiled today the new Ferrari V12 special series based on the 812 Superfast• The dynamic launch event was live-streamed on Ferrari’s socia more >>
New Skoda Fabia Engines: lower fuel consumption, greater mileage
05.05.2021
    Advanced and efficient MPI and TSI engines comply with the Euro 6d emissions standard    Engines for the ŠKODA Fabia deliver between 48 kW (65 PS) and 110 kW (150 PS)    More than 900 km can be covered thanks to low fuel consumption and a 50-litre tank more >>
The new SKODA Fabia Interior: more space, more comfort features and large displays
05.05.2021
    Large central display characterises the interior of the fourth-generation Fabia    Even more space, comfort features as seen in higher-tier vehicles, such as a heated windscreen and a heated steering wheel, and fresh colours    State-of-the-art connectivity; digital instrument cluster making its Fabia d more >>
The new SKODA Fabia: larger, safer and more efficient
05.05.2021
    Fourth generation of the popular small car is based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB-A0 platform for the first time    Most spacious car within its segment, boot increased by 50 l    Emotive design, state-of-the-art infotainment and new Simply Clever solutions more >>
Spectacular world premiere of the new VW ID.4 GTX
28.04.2021
The ID.4 GTX with dual motor all-wheel drive shows what it can do on a 37.5 % incline  Intelligent performance: world premiere on a ramp with a 37.5% incline  ID.4 GTX1 demonstrates the performance of its dual-motor all- more >>
New Ferrari limited-edition V12 - The countdown has begun
21.04.2021
•    The first official photographs of the special version of the 812 Superfast were made available today   •    The model’s name and further technical information will be more >>
Three premieres for Automobili Lamborghini at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show
20.04.2021
      First global public display of the track-only hyper car Essenza SCV12    China debut of the street-legal track car Huracán STO    Huracán Fluo Capsule showcased for the f more >>
World Premiere of the Toyota bZ4X Concept
20.04.2021
    Previews a family of battery electric vehicles       Toyota bZ - ‘beyond Zero’ - highlights Toyota’s commitment to carbon neutrality, and beyond    Fea more >>
The new VW Polo - virtual world première on 22 April
19.04.2021
The design, technologies and specification matrix of the best-seller have had a comprehensive update  A first sketch gives preview of light design in the front of the new model The Polo has been an integral part of the small car segment s more >>
The Mercedes EQS: the first electric vehicle in the luxury class
15.04.2021
The new EQS[1] : the main points at a glance The EQS is the first all-electric luxury saloon from Mercedes-EQ. With it, Mercedes-EQ is redefining this vehicle segment. The EQS is also the first model to be based on the modular architecture more >>
Electrifying: the online world premiere of the Audi Q4 e-tron
15.04.2021
Digital presentation at the Celebration of Progress        Compact SUV/CUV as an entry point for e-mobility in the compact segment        CEO Duesmann: “The electric offensive is gaining furth more >>
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