2010 Paris Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Citroen and Lacoste will display a joint-project concept car in Paris.
- The vehicle is 136 inches long, 71 inches wide and 60 inches tall.
- The blue-and-yellow interior has Lacoste apparel details worked into its design.
PARIS — Citroen and Lacoste, two of the best-known brands in France, have joined forces on a quirky "lifestyle" concept for the 2010 Paris Auto Show.
The Citroen Lacoste concept boasts a sporting motif executed in extremely compact dimensions: the vehicle is 136 inches long, 71 inches wide and 60 inches tall. Powered by a frugal three-cylinder gas engine, it is characterized by a high beltline, bulging fenders and short front and rear overhangs.
The concept's most distinctive styling features are the unusual alloy wheels — Citroen describes them as "golf ball style" — the cutouts that replace conventional doors, and the T-bar open-air roof structure that incorporates an inflatable soft top to protect occupants from the elements.
The interior has splashes of blue and yellow, with bench seats, numerous storage compartments and clever references to Lacoste apparel, from seat fabric that resembles that used in polo shirts to seatbelt anchorage points resembling the neckline in a polo shirt.
Edmunds.com says: Our early nomination for Cutest Concept at the Paris show. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent