: The Citroen Metropolis Concept



Lord Cadillac
10-27-10, 08:53 PM
Citroen plans on entering the luxury sedan market. It'll be interesting to see how much different the production model will be compared to this concept. It'll be launched first in China for their emerging market. Whether you like it or not, it's hard to deny it'll be a head turner...

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/05/bigcitroenmetropolis26.jpg
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/05/bigcitroenmetropolis32.jpg
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/05/bigcitroenmetropolis40.jpg

Destroyer
10-27-10, 09:25 PM
I always liked Citroen's. This one is beautiful!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-27-10, 09:30 PM
I too always liked Citroens and found them to be....interesting to say the least. I hope to see them again soon in the US market.

orconn
10-27-10, 09:54 PM
Doesn't look much different than the Lamborghini sedan or the new Lagonda ... but what the hey, it's a Citroen I am sure that underneath that svelt skin there is something interesting going on!

Rolex
10-27-10, 10:17 PM
That's a long, sleek, and sexy looking car. :cool2:

77CDV
10-27-10, 10:21 PM
I rather like it! :D

greencadillacmatt
10-27-10, 11:41 PM
That's a REALLY nice looker. So sleek and smooth... :thumbsup:

Stingroo
10-27-10, 11:57 PM
Damn those wheels are hideous.

greencadillacmatt
10-28-10, 12:06 AM
Damn those wheels are hideous.

I rather like them, actually. :hide:

77CDV
10-28-10, 12:51 AM
I rather like them, actually. :hide:

Agreed. They work on this car.

orconn
10-28-10, 01:00 AM
I don't like the wheels, I've just seen too many Cadillacs and other inappropriate cars with 22" versions to like their use on this Citroen. But while liking many Citroen designs, I have to say that the company seems to feel it is necessary to add unique "Citroen" feature so you are sure that it is French!

77CDV
10-28-10, 01:07 AM
But of course, mon ami! :D

Stingroo
10-28-10, 01:27 AM
To parody Family Guy:

Damn wheels, you scary!

They look like cheap hubcaps you see at your local auto parts store/walmart that people enjoy putting on Corollas and older Dodge Caravans.

Koooop
10-28-10, 01:42 AM
Outrageous.

But the wheels belong on my Gardeners peekup.

Lord Cadillac
10-28-10, 11:17 AM
I'm not crazy about the wheels. They look cheap to me. Especially on THAT car.

ga_etc
10-28-10, 01:42 PM
I really like it. That's sharp as hell. The wheels look a little too aftermarket, but the rest of the outside is stunning. Wonder how the interior looks. And I would have never guessed it was a Citroen.

orconn
10-28-10, 02:00 PM
It's interesting that some see the wheels on this Ciroen as being "aftermarket" and cheap! If cast in alloy and well finished I would imagine that these wheels would be anything but "cheap." But I understand, given the availability of wheels of similar design made from plastic and chrome "plated" from "Manny, Mo and Jack", that many, including myself, wouldn't like them.

I have be trying to visualize what design wheels would look good on this Citroen and really haven't come up with a wheel design that would look good. Maybe one of you can come up with a suggestion?

Lord Cadillac
10-28-10, 02:03 PM
Those wheels could be made with diamonds - they'd still look cheap to me - and I wouldn't want them. :p

As for Citroen - I really found the company interesting for the first time a few months ago when I saw how fast their little cars are when modified.

orconn
10-28-10, 02:03 PM
I really like the door handles? French design at its' best!

Stingroo
10-28-10, 02:06 PM
A simple, clean five spoke design would look excellent on that car. Something similar to the RX8's wheels:

http://img.wallpaperstock.net:81/mazda-rx8-wallpapers_3189_1024.jpg

orconn
10-28-10, 02:22 PM
Those wheels could be made with diamonds - they'd still look cheap to me - and I wouldn't want them. :p

As for Citroen - I really found the company interesting for the first time a few months ago when I saw how fast their little cars are when modified.

That's because you are too young to remember the Renaults, Peugeots and Citroens from the "70s and '80s. French cars with the Gordini touch were very competitive in European rally racing, as the high performance versions are today. The U.S. automotive press doesn't pay much attention because French cars are no longer sold here.

Lord Cadillac
10-28-10, 03:05 PM
I do hear about them from time to time and I rarely hear anything bad.


That's because you are too young to remember the Renaults, Peugeots and Citroens from the "70s and '80s. French cars with the Gordini touch were very competitive in European rally racing, as the high performance versions are today. The U.S. automotive press doesn't pay much attention because French cars are no longer sold here.

CIWS
10-28-10, 03:09 PM
Nice looking concept vehicle.

The Tony Show
10-28-10, 04:04 PM
The tail-end styling reeks of Bertone. If Stile Bertone didn't design it, then someone cribbed their style big time.

Either way it's a beautiful car.

orconn
10-28-10, 05:41 PM
The tail-end styling reeks of Bertone. If Stile Bertone didn't design it, then someone cribbed their style big time.

Either way it's a beautiful car.

Citroen's stablemate Peugeot has long been a user of Italian Industrial design houses for their car designs, as have numerous other car companies including Rolls-Royce, so it wouldn't surprise me at all to hear that this Citroen was designed by Bertone. The car also bears a strong resemblance to several other models offered by other automakers, Lamborghini and Aston-Martin come to mind.

Koooop
10-28-10, 07:59 PM
I had a laugh today. I saw a couple of fella's taking some 24" wheels and tires out of the bed of their Peekup today and roll them into a pawn shop.

I think there's a Citroen on blocks somewhere (or my Gardeners Peekup is on blocks)

Destroyer
10-28-10, 11:30 PM
Can we forget the wheels? The car is a stunner no matter what wheels it has. :thumbsup:

Koooop
10-29-10, 12:36 AM
I can't, it's burned in my brain. Stunning car, ridin' on Donks.

orconn
10-29-10, 12:55 AM
Hold everthing folks! The wheels are the least of the problems; have you seen the front end of this car? I just knew the pictures above were too good to be true .... the French habit of hoisting a good design on its' own petard has struck again. Google Citroen Metropolitan and take a look at the front end .... it looks like an angry Kirby vaccuum cleaner in search of dust bunnies! The grill on that thing so contradicts the sleek and beautiful silhouette it's enoungh to curdle your Brie!

Ooh La la! Sacre bleu! Mais non! Mais non! ..... C'est la merde.

Playdrv4me
10-29-10, 02:52 AM
There's a lot of BMW in this design. Those outlandish wheels just distract you from it.

Jesda
10-29-10, 05:06 AM
The future should have more of this long and low goodness. I'm sick of this trend where cars get taller and taller. They're all starting to share the proportions of the Metro.

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/vehicle-pictures/2001/geo-chevrolet/metro/97125011990204-480.jpg

77CDV
10-29-10, 02:18 PM
Now, Jesda, the Metro was a perfect average little POS.

77CDV
10-29-10, 02:20 PM
duplicate

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-29-10, 05:03 PM
I would argue that. I find the Dodge Omni to be the quintessential "average little POS". Everything about the car is mediocre and worth forgetting.

EChas3
10-29-10, 10:06 PM
It looks hard to get in and out. Beautiful and impractical.

Koooop
10-29-10, 11:49 PM
I've seen the pics, I like every angle, WOW! ('cept the Flavor Flav wheels)

I could live with a bit of impractical.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-30-10, 12:24 PM
The most beautiful/desirable/exotic cars always are impractical. There's nothing practical about a Lamborghini Countach (or any Lamborghini, really), just as the Maserati Quattorporte/Mercedes Benz CLS aren't terribly practical for sedans, either.