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Citroen Reveals Luxury New Metropolis Concept
Citroen has revealed the Metropolis concept car â€“ a brand new luxury plug-in hybrid sedan, which will be officially unveiled at the Shanghai Expo next month.Created by Citroen’s international design team based in Shanghai, the Metropolis continues themes found across Citroen's latest models and concepts.
Incorporating a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and Hydractive suspension, Metropolis produces CO2 emissions of just 70g/km - approximately one fifth that of a conventional engine with equivalent performance.
Metropolis’ distinctive silhouette is a vision of creative and sophisticated luxury with an imposing stature (5.3m long, 2m wide & 1.4m high), reflecting the dynamism and ambition of China in the 21st Century. It builds on the themes established by the Hypnos concept, using a full-width Citroen double chevron in the grille, the same upright intakes ahead of the front wheels and even near-identical door mirrors. The complex turbine-style wheels are 21-inchers, with 265/35 tires.
At the rear, Metropolis carefully balances width and stability with flowing aerodynamic lines - incorporating an active spoiler - and signature Citroen design flourishes, such as a concave rear window. Chrome touches around the side windows visually elongate the cabin, while ‘origami’ quarter-lights appear to float in the air - and also house a light source.
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