With Citroen looking to move upmarket with its new DS line, the French company is looking to produce two striking new concepts to help boost the brand’s image.
The outlandish Survolt concept car, an all-electric sports car, is under consideration after it completed a race at the LeMans circuit. The Survolt puts out 248 horsepower and over 700 lb-ft of torque. “It’s still our intention to put the Survolt into low-volume production, and we’re pursuing the idea of a one-make race series,” a source told Autocar.
Closer to reality, the Metropolis concept car may be produced as a spiritual successor to the legendary Citroen DS, produced from 1959 to the mid 1970’s. The car would be badged DS9, as a homage to the original DS19. While a Citroen exec concedes that selling a Citroen luxury car in Europe would be tough, China is an ideal market for such a vehicle.