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PROTOTYPES, CONCEPT CARS AND SHOW CARS

Like all motor manufacturers, CitroŽn has over the years produced prototypes and concept cars, most of which have never seen the light of day. Many of these vehicles have passed into CitroŽn folklore - the 22 CV and the D Sport spring to mind.

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2CV Super
A retro-styled 2CV prototype from 1974

2 CV prototypes
were secretly developed during World War 2

2CV Hatchback
A replacement for the Dyane

22 CV Traction Avant
The legendary V8 22CV was shown at the Paris Salon in 1934 but never made it into production


A8
The production version of the C3 Concept

Activa prototype
Activa pioneered the marriage of electronics with CitroŽn's proven high pressure hydraulics

Activa 2 prototype
Activa 2 also married electronics with high pressure hydraulics and could have gone on sale had the company had the vision...

Aircross
An SUV which will be unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show

Berlingo Coupť de Plage and Berlingo Bulle and Berlingo Grand Large
Three designs based on the Berlingo light van

Berlingo Mountain Vibe Concept
Just before the new Berlingo makes its debut in March 2015, CitroŽn is offering a preview in the guise of an upbeat, energetic concept car

BX Prototypes
A make or break mid-range model for CitroŽn

Project BX
Art Center College Of Design (Europe) was sponsored by CitroŽn to come up with ideas for a replacement for the BX

C-Aircross Concept
C-Aircross Concept heralds CitroŽn's global offensive on the compact SUV segment

C-Airdream
Pictures and description of CitroŽn's latest concept car

C-Airlounge
Lighting the way at Frankfurt 2003

C-Airplay
A new experience in driving sensations

C-Buggy
A small off-roader with a strong personality and original architecture

C-Cactus
A new ecological take on the essential car. Announced at Paris 2008 Motor show, C-Cactus upgraded to project status.

C-Crosser
CitroŽn will show their latest concept car - a 4 x 4 SUV, at the Frankfurt Motorshow in September 2001

C-M…TISSE Concept Car
Will be shown at the 2006 Paris Salon

C-Sportlounge
2005 concept car

C-XR
This concept car is a contemporary take on the SUV

C1 SWISS + ME concept
A nod to the Geneva Motor Show 2014

C1 Urban Ride concept
On show at the 2014 Paris Salon

C3
The C3 is CitroŽn's latest vision of the small monospace - a competitor to the Renault Twingo?

C3 Air
This concept eventually led to the Pluriel concept car and thence to the C3 Pluriel production car

C4-CACTUS AVENTURE Concept Car
Will be shown at Geneva 2014

C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept car
2L/100 km - 117 mpg

C5 Airscape
CitroŽn's latest concept car which is generally assumed to be a foretaste of the C5 replacement, will be on show at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007

C5 Break by Carlsson
CitroŽn will show their latest concept car - a C5 modified by Carlsson, at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2001

C5 By Wire
Steering the way without a steering wheel or pedals

C6 Lignage
...another show car and perhaps indicative of the XM Replacement

C6 Lignage design studies
Courtesy of CITROExpert

C-60 prototype
a cross between the DS and Ami

C8 and C10 or Coccinelle prototype
... but the company decided to proceed with the 2 CV-based `conventional' Ami 6

Cactus
...will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 5th September 2013

Cactus M Concept
A new take on the Mťhari

Citela
The electrically powered Citela featured modular bodywork

C8

CitroŽn Advanced Comfort ģ Lab
CitroŽn reveals its new suspension, seating and construction techniques

Classic Motor Show 2009
Thanks to CitroŽn UK, a number of prototypes were on display

C8

CXPERIENCE
Concept to be shown at the 2016 Paris Motor Show

Projet D29 and various design studies for new nose for the DS
As early as 1963, Robert Opron was undertaking studies for a redesign of the nose of the DS

Divine DS
Marking the launch of the new DS marque

DS
The AX (not the Saxo predecessor) and VGD eventually led to the DS

DSport- the search for speed -
including the long awaited (but never delivered) sports version of the DS

DS Range
The DS3 due in 2011

DS High Rider
DS concept car

DS4 Racing
Concept car to be shown at Geneva 2012

DS Numťro 9
Concept car to be shown at Beijing 2012

E-MEHARI styled by CourrŤges
...fruit of cooperation between two figureheads of French creativity

Projet E
An unofficial, unsanctioned replacement for the CX

ECO 2000 concept car
ECO 2000 was used to research fuel economy

Eole concept car
Eole was designed entirely by computer

Projet F prototype
designed to plug the gap between the 2 CV and the DS, this car nearly brought about the demise of the company

Projet G
GS prototypes

G-mini
A mid sixties replacement for the 2CV

G Camionette
A miniature H van - powered by the 2CV boxer

General Electric Vector
An AX-based plastic car

GQbyCITROňN
CitroŽn teams up with Britain's GQ magazine

GS coupť

GS-based coupťs by Ligier and Bertone

GTbyCITROňN
A style replica of a vehicle from the digital world

Heuliez Dyane Tout Chemin
...but the company opted to build the Mťhari.

High pressure hydraulics
The high pressure hydraulic system could have had numerous other applications aside from operating the suspension, brakes, steering, gear change and clutch.

Hypnos concept car
Creativity and technology

Karin concept car
Trevor Fiore's dream

Projet L - the CX
The replacement for the DS and Robert Opron's last design for CitroŽn

Projet M
The Ami 6 prototypes

M35
Wankel-engined prototype

Metropolis
CitroŽn's spectacular, Chinese-designed Metropolis

Mini~Zup
An urban car using the 2 CV's flat twin

Projet N2- the ZX
The first mid range car since the GS showed CitroŽn abandoning quirkiness for classic conservatism

Nemo Concetto
Micro MPV concept

Opron's design studies for new rear for the DS
In 1967, Robert Opron undertook some studies for a redesign of the rear of the DS

Osťe
The Pinifarina Osťe is based on CitroŽn mechanical bits

Osmose
CitroŽn will show their latest concept car at the Paris Motorshow in September 2000 

Pluriel
The Pluriel modular car was shown at the 1999 Frankfurt Show.

REVOLTe
A 'heretical' reinterpretation of the 2CV for the 21st century

S8
The AX was transformed into the Saxo in just 260 weeks.

S9
The S9 applied many of the lessons of the ECO 2000 to the vehicle that was destined to become the AX

SM prototypes
were clothed in a DS coupť body - a `DS 27'

Sbarro
The Swiss carrossier has transformed numerous cars, including CitroŽns

Spacetourer HYPHEN concept
CitroŽn turns up the volume!

Spacetourer 4X4 ň
Living the adventure with style

Survolte
Survolt is the continuation of CitroŽn's exploration of distinctive and original electric vehicles

Projet TA, Projet Y, Projet VD
led to the Oltcit, Axel and Visa

Technospace
A pointer to the future C4 Picasso

Projet TPV
An unofficial retro-styled project

Traction Avant
Defining the modern automobile

Tubik
A TUB for the 21st century

Tulip
CitroŽn's vision of the future

TUM
1979 Dyane-powered project by the Ecole Nationale Supťrieure de Mťcanique in Nantes

U60
Having rejected the Espace concept, PSA had second thoughts - the Evasion/Synergie prototypes

Projet VD, Projet Y, Projet TA
led to the Oltcit, Axel and Visa

Projet VP5- the Dyane
Restyling the 2CV to counter the Renault 3 and 4


Wild Rubis
Latest expression of the DS line

Xanthia
A 1986 concept car

Projet X - the Xantia
Design studies from PSA, Vťlizy and Bertone for the BX replacement

X4
C5 - the Xantia replacement

X7
Styling studies for the C5 Mk II

Xanae
The 1994 concept car that led to the Picasso.

Xenia concept car
Trevor Fiore's design for a single volume estate car

XM prototypes
The official replacement for the CX was far more conventional than any big CitroŽn since 1934

XM Series 3
A series 3 XM was mooted in the late nineties

Projet Y, Projet TA, Projet VD
led to the Oltcit, Axel and Visa

Zabrus
a Bertone concept car based on the BX 4TC