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2010 Citroen Revolte

The French automaker Citroen has just unveiled the Revolte concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Revolte is a compact city car that combines the upmost luxury with a touch of fashionable fun. The Revolte concept is not very big in size, measuring in at 3.68 meters long, 1.73 meters wide and 1.35 meters tall and features a three seater cabin design.

Citroen Revolte

The Revolte is powered by a rechargeable hybrid drivetrain that consists if a small displacement conventional combustion engine combined with an electric motor, with a battery supplying the electric motor with juice and both power plants able to drive the wheels. The French concept has no CO2 emission and also features a practical and quiet ride with a high level of driving comfort.

Citroen Revolte

The Revolte is all about extreme colors and interesting materials, like: woven black leather, thick crimson velvet and gleaming aluminum. Inside of the Revolte you won’t find the conventional materials like the traditional wood offerings and ordinary colors. The cabin incorporates a very contemporary meridian sofa whose flowing lines cover the entire rear area of the concept as well as the space that is typically reserved for the front seat passenger. In this case, the passenger sitting in the third seat can stretch his or her legs and enjoy the sensations offered by the cosy, luxurious ambiance.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Citroën is once more proving its credentials as a bold forward-looking brand with the concept car REVOLTE, an ultra-chic city car combining luxury with a touch of cheek.

Citroen Revolte

A compact city car, REVOLTE sidesteps the difficulties of dense urban traffic with a totally new approach to small car design. This bold, chic car opts for luxury with a touch of cheek, technology and glamour, power and verve.

With its iridescent, glossy colours, silky smooth textiles, and subtle, sophisticated materials, REVOLTE places passengers in a feminine, cosmetic setting, of bold and elegant design.
Spirited and lively, REVOLTE also has an eye on the future with its rechargeable hybrid drivetrain. This ecologically sound technology makes maximum use of electric mode and also contributes to the concept car’s agility.

Gloom, conformism and dullness are just not in REVOLTE’s vocabulary. Its personality and qualities lend colour to the city and to the world of luxury.

More broadly, REVOLTE reflects a concern with topical issues. Increasing urbanisation, new means of communication and the growing variety of mobility solutions show that we can expect the use of small cars to develop considerably. Mirroring changing social trends and lifestyles, small cars are taking on a new status and expanding their scope of action. Whether as economical cars, second cars, liaison vehicles or fashion accessories, small cars are attention-pullers that dare to be different. They offer particularly fertile ground for progress in automotive technology.

Citroën has long been a key player in the segment of small cars and has made them a preferred medium of expression. The latest events at the Marque are once more turning the spotlight on the small-car segment, with the launches of the new C3 and DS3.

REVOLTE, superbly transgressive, clearly distinctive

Citroen Revolte

With its forceful lines and compact dimensions, REVOLTE could simply content itself with being a conventional small urban vehicle. Living up to its name, however, REVOLTE has set its sights higher. This concept car takes a highly contemporary approach. It shares some of the characteristics of executive vehicles but, at the same time, it transgresses the codes of the luxury world as we know them to include references that are far removed from those usually associated with cars.

Far more than just a small, functional vehicle, REVOLTE is a high-spirited performer. Its character is illustrated by its size (3.68 m long, 1.73 m wide and 1.35 m tall), and also by its bodywork which shuns the strict, austere codes of conventional luxury to drape itself in an intense and radiant shade of violent.

A low-set vehicle sitting squarely on its four wheels, REVOLTE makes light work of urban driving. An impression confirmed by its proportions. With its strongly marked wheel arches, curving bonnet, and sculpted sides matching the line of the roof, REVOLTE is sleekly muscled and ready to pounce.

Citroen Revolte

The rear-hinged doors provide easy access to the cabin, revealing a multicoloured interior that resembles a box of make-up. This unusual idea of associating bright colours with luxury styling reflects Citroën’s bold creativity. Like the Hypnos concept car before it, REVOLTE reflects efforts to modernise the traditional notions of luxury.

The main materials featured in the cabin are: woven black leather, thick crimson velvet and gleaming aluminium. Out go conventional materials such as wood, and conventional colours. The onboard ambience of REVOLTE aims for a bold but luxurious feel.

REVOLTE also dares a three-seater cabin design, designed to resemble a lounge with seats similar to those found in home furnishings.

Citroen Revolte

The passenger area includes a meridian sofa of contemporary design whose flowing lines cover the entire rear area of REVOLTE as well as the space usually reserved for the front passenger. The passenger sitting in this last space can stretch out his or her legs and enjoy the sensations offered by the cosy, luxurious ambience.

It is also possible to install a rearward-facing childseat.
REVOLTE thus boasts an architecture never before seen on this type of vehicle, with original and distinctive forms.

REVOLTE: intelligent technology in action

REVOLTE’s approach to innovation reflects its standpoint on luxury. The two are clearly indissociable. It is difficult to see whether the luxury of the vehicle inspired its high-tech content or if the technology is a medium for the luxurious design. REVOLTE immediately subjugates onlookers. Inside, technology and luxury form an ideal match, as illustrated by the following:

Citroen Revolte
  • the tactile screen of REVOLTE is encased in a crystal beam. The superbly crafted deep red crystals literally project the tactile screen into the cabin for an eloquent and original effect. This is not their only function, since they also serve to recycle air on board REVOLTE, like a respiratory system;
  • chic and elegant, the rear bench of REVOLTE is not only a brilliant demonstration of style. It also houses the concept car’s electric batteries. This clever stowage solution improves the look of the cabin as a whole;
  • on the outside, the bonnet of the car is covered in photovoltaic cells carrying out the electric functions linked to onboard comfort, including when the vehicle is stationary. This makes it unnecessary to use the resources of the electric batteries;
  • at the front of REVOLTE, the observer’s eye is drawn to a curved glass shape underlining the generous lines of the grille. The backlit translucent bottom of the glass brings out the chevrons to original effect, subtly identifying the concept car as a Citroën vehicle.
Citroen Revolte

The powertrain of REVOLTE also shares the concept car philosophy, in terms of technology, sophistication and ecology.

REVOLTE, a modern activist

The powertrain of REVOLTE shatters the view traditionally associating “small” with “basic”. The contemporary, sophisticated character of REVOLTE is also reflected in its powertrain, which has the future clearly in its sights.

Striking a distinctive note in the automotive industry’s ongoing quest for “all-electric” solutions, REVOLTE features a solution that is both exciting and credible: a rechargeable hybrid drivetrain.

The characteristics and features of the drivetrain are as follows:

  • a small-capacity conventional combustion engine combined with an electric motor, both able to drive the wheels;
  • the ability to run in all-electric ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) mode, i.e. without emissions;
  • a battery recharging function that supplies the electric motor.
Citroen Revolte

This rechargeable hybrid drivetrain places the emphasis on “all-electric” running. As well as producing no CO2 emissions, this mode delivers a quiet ride with a high level of driving comfort.

Even with this drive system, REVOLTE is not about to give in to boredom and indolence. Although we need not go into detail about its high top speed, this concept car is a lively performer with strong acceleration. REVOLTE respects the ecological constraints of urban driving in every way while also delivering an agile and spirited ride.

REVOLTE turns conventions on their head!

Citroën decided to take a bold approach to revolutionising the conventional image of small cars. The modern character of REVOLTE is therefore expressed through provocative styling inspired by one of its most illustrious ancestors: the 2CV. What car better embodies the small vehicle concept than that motoring icon, the 2CV?

Citroen Revolte

Adopting a heretic stance, REVOLTE reviews all the codes of the 2CV, systematically transforming all the values that made the 2CV the myth it remains today.

  • the 2CV was plain and neutral, REVOLTE is luxurious and colourful;
  • the 2CV was basic and simple, REVOLTE is intelligent and high-tech;
  • the 2CV was slow and bouncy, REVOLTE is lively and spirited.

In this way, REVOLTE expresses the creativity and dynamic vitality of Citroën, a brand in touch with its past but continuously in search of progress.
Citroën is currently celebrating 90 years of automotive success, technology and innovation that will serve as sources of study and inspiration for the decades to come.

Citroen Revolte


10 comments:

This car is perfect for women its small and cute. The color used is very feminine and fashionable vehicle. The extreme colors used is stunning.

This is so feminine. The lavender color makes it more attractive to women. It offers best driving experience and goof thing here is that, this car is a suitable for three persons and it has a hybrid drive train.

I can’t compare those two, for the uniqueness of their design and both company had a cute and awesome car.

It looks so awesome with its purple body paint! smiley I also love the appearance of it, which is unique and very aggressive. Anyway, its futuristic interior is as well looking awesome with it.

Citroen Revolte had a unique design and style and I have to agree with them that this car is really cute very futuristic. The automaker is so creative.

I have to agree with you Timothy Nives. I really love the over all features that this Revolte had and I bet this one will caught everyone’s attention.

Citroens’ cars are the perfect competitor of Mini cars, I guess! I can’t compare those two, for the uniqueness of their design and both company had a cute and awesome car.

I barely see violet cars on the road. It is quite cute in its color, as for the interior, I’m impressed with its technologies. I love this cute small car. I wish I could see one on the road. 

If its to be the new 2CV then citroen may have a winner on its hand even though the old one is the brunt of many jokes but it has one thing in its favor nobody will forget it and also the 2CV amazingly has its followers.

where on earth did the writer see "the 2cv lines" on this car? it has everything else but 2cv lines, except for being a small city car... most stupid thing Ive read in a long time. concept itself looks quite good!

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