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Citroën's 'green' revolutionary

2009-09-20 16:00
Citroën has joined the Frankfurt show band on its green parade, showing off a small hybrid concept called Revolte.

According to the manufacturer, this little city car combines luxury "with a touch of cheek".

Okay, so it's finished in glossy iridescent colours and has a cabin softened by smooth textures, but Revolte is also forward-looking with its rechargeable hybrid drivetrain.

Seemingly based on the eye-catching C3 and DS3 (which arrive in South Africa through the course of 2010), Revolte is just 3.68 m long which would make it perfect for city travel.

The three-seater has rear-hinged doors that provide easy access to the colourful and textured cabin and the rear bench is functional on several levels since it also houses the car's electric batteries.

Revolte's drivetrain features a small capacity internal combustion engine combined with an electric motor. It can also run in all electric zero-emission mode with the electric motor charging the battery pack.

Since this concept, which was purportedly developed in the spirit of the legendary 2CV, is more of a "look-and-see" exercise than a production-ready concept, no specifications were released by Citroën.

However, as is usually the case, don't be alarmed to see many of this car's details creeping into the exciting new wave of Citroëns.



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