This is an independent design study by Dejan Hristov for the modern reincarnation of the Citroën 2CV, which is not affiliated with or endorsed by Citroën.
Despite the glorious history, Citroën seems to be negative about the retro-inspired trend that is popularizing among EVs, including such as VW ID. Buzzing, Fiat 500and Honda e. However, this did not stop the independent designer Acts of Christ from the proposal to the reincarnation of the iconic Citroën 2CV, which may return as an electric crossover with a minimalist design.
Christ admitted that 2CV inspired many young designers, but says most were afraid to stay true to the original. The same goes for Citroën’s own design studio, which used 2CV elements in the first generation C3, C3 Pluriel, The concept of REVOLTe 2009and fresher Ami heavy ATV, but never made a proper revival.
Instead of trying to invent the wheel, the designer retained the iconic silhouette original 2CV (1948-1990), including the rounded shape of the roof line, pronounced wings and a distinctive hood.
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Dark LED headlights, a minimalist radiator grille, a beautiful coating on the sculptural body, cameras that replace the mirrors, and full-width taillights carry the 2CV to the present with an interesting twist. Instead of choosing the usual supermini hatchback, the designer went for a raised crossover look.
This was achieved through large-diameter alloy wheels in the style of a turbine, shod in a set of coupling tires and increased ground clearance. Plastic cladding is limited to the bottom of the bumpers and side sills, while maintaining a stylish look. Remaining true to the essence of the original, much of the roof is retracted to enjoy driving outdoors.
What’s really different from the 2CV era is the equipment, as modern buyers couldn’t live with hand-held wipers and a lack of air conditioning. Thus, the five-seater 2CV EV cabin will have all the necessary amenities, including a touch screen infotainment system, climate control, electric windows and a proper audio system.
In terms of dimensions, the 2CV EV has increased by 381 mm (15 inches) compared to the original, resulting in a length of 4241 mm (167 inches). That would put it among modern B SUVs like Peugeot 2008 having a size of 4300 mm (169.3 inches). Although the design study is hypothetical and does not escape the digital world, 2CV EV may be based on Stellantis ’ STLA Small platform judging by his footprint.
As we mentioned earlier, this is not the first time we see an independent design study based on classic Citroën models such as the Spartan 2CV and stunning DS. However, we have to admit that the 2CV EV would have caused a sensation in the world of urban crossovers, proving that the timeless design of the original looks great paired with modern style replicas.