Citroën Lacoste Concept
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||Supermini SUV|
|Engine||1.2 litre petrol|
The Citroën Lacoste is a concept car designed by Citroën and Lacoste for the 2010 Paris Motor Show. It is a supermini SUV and should be very economical, featuring a 1.2 litre petrol engine emitting under 100g/km of CO2.
Two companies, Citroën and Lacoste, shared a vision: to cultivate boldness, creativity and optimism.
The resulting concept car is both decisively Citroën and typically Lacoste. Positioned at a crossroads where the car meets the worlds of fashion and sport, it has a unique and sporty style.
The concept is 3.45m long, around half a metre shorter than a Nissan Juke. The concept has special features, including an inflatable roof that comes out of the centre roof rail. It also has a steering wheel that can be moved to improve access. This concept was inspired by the 1970s Citroën Méhari and the 2007 concept, the Citroën C-Cactus.
The Citroën Lacoste concept car has a T-shaped structure instead of a fixed roof, which is handy when you're getting into the car. It also includes an ingenious self-inflating hood.