It would appear that at the minute Citroen just can’t stop releasing fantastic looking concepts.  We covered their GQbyCitroen concept last month and today they have released their all new Metropolis concept.  The car is the child of the Citroen’s international design team and will be on show in the French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Fair from 1st May to 31st October, 2010.

Measuring from front to back a lengthy 5.3m, the Metropolis is evidently Citroen’s luxurious answer to Aston Martin’s Rapide and Porsche’s Panamera.  The Metropolis will also heavily feature hybrid technology thanks to an electric motor mated to a hybrid drivetrain that also connects the 7 speed, dual-clutch 272 bhp 2.0L V6 powerplant.  When wanting to make brisk progress to a business meeting, maximum power increases to 460bhp as electric and petrol motors join forces to deliver impress performance.

Citroen continues its recent aggressive styling with the Metropolis

Citroen’s renowned Hydractive suspension returns to muzzle any bump in the road and appearance wise the Metropolis has chameleon features to it in the form of its body colour that subtly changes under differing light conditions.  We’ll let you be the judge of the style contours and whether its streamlined appearance is to your liking.  One thing you can’t level at Citroen though is that it lacks boldness in its designs.  There’s been a trend recently for concept cars to make it into production with little changing in the way of the original design, so let’s hope the Metropolis continues along that trend.

Are you a fan of the Metropolis then?  Or would you rather cruise up and down the Autobahn in a Rapide or Panamera?  Check out this teaser video of the Metropolis on our SkiddPlayer to try and help you answer these questions.

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Rick Osborn

Rick has met and interviewed many well known names in the world of film, music and sport. He brings his enthusiasm for cars, technology and social media to SkiddMark.

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