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Citroen Survolt (2010) at the Geneva motor show

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0800

Citroen had a genuine surprise at the 2010 Geneva motor show – the sleek Survolt sports car concept.

Well, the pair shared the same rotating plinth on Citroen’s stand but that’s about it. Whereas the Revolte concept (revealed at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show) was a plug-in hybrid supermini, the Survolt is an all-electric sports car. It’s also tiny – the Survolt is just 3.85m long, 1.87m wide and 1.2m high.

There’s no denying the Survolt is pretty eye-catching though: it’s got the same small oval grille (complete with integrated double chevrons) as the Revolte, and the same voluptuous design language but stretched over the body of a small, two-seat sports car. The paintwork is purple and grey, and at the back there’s a massive rear wing.

Citroen didn’t release any technical details about the Survolt, but don’t expect such a sleek coupe in the near future – instead we’ll get the more expressive looks on Citroen’s next-generation of production cars.


 


By Ben Pulman