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2010 Citroen Metropolis Concept news, pictures, and information
EASTERN PROMISE CITROËN REVEALS LUXURY NEW METROPOLIS CONCEPTCitroën has revealed the spectacular new Metropolis - a sleek and muscular concept car that pays homage to China's extraordinary development. Created by Citroën's international design team - based in Shanghai since 2008 - Metropolis will be on show in the French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Fair from 1st May to 31st October, 2010.
Reflecting China's avant-garde status, grandeur and vitality, the sleek limousine concept immerses itself in ‘Créative Technologie', balancing environmental responsibility wîth luxurious comfort and driving pleasure. Incorporating a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and Hydractive suspension, Metropolis produces CO2 emissions of just 70g/km - approximately one fifth that of a conventional engine wîth equivalent performance.
Metropolis' distinctive silhouette is a vision of creative and sophisticated luxury wîth an imposing stature (5.3m long, 2m wide & 1.4m high), reflecting the dynamism and ambition of China in the 21st Century. Powerful and engaging, Metropolis' subtle ‘Pearl Silk' body colour changes under different light conditions, revealing the model's generous curves and ultra-honed detailing.
Metropolis blends taut lines wîth smooth surfaces, evidenced particularly at the front where the sculpted, incisive wings and kite-shaped grille merge wîth the harmonious contours of the bonnet. The streamlined headlamps have an imperious and steely look, giving Metropolis a natural air of authority.
At the rear, Metropolis carefully balances width and stability wîth flowing aerodynamic lines - incorporating an active spoiler - and signature Citroën design flourishes, such as a concave rear window. Chrome touches around the side windows visually elongate the cabin, while ‘origami' quarter-lights appear to float in the air - and also house a light source.
|Engine : 2.0 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 272 hp
Torque: 276 ft-lbs
Delivering a smooth and cosseting ride experience, Metropolis is specified wîth Citroën's renowned Hydractive suspension, which dampens even the roughest of road surfaces and improves the car's aerodynamic performance - further helping to reduce CO2 emissions.
China is the world's largest automotive market and Citroën's second largest outside Europe - having been established there for 20 years. The Shanghai World Fair is the perfect opportunity for the brand to reassert its international character and to show, once again, the importance it places on the needs and expectations of this rapidly developing market. With Metropolis, Citroën demonstrates that a blend of Chinese and French sensibilities can create a beautiful vision for the future.Source - Citroen
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