Monday, September 21, 2009

La Deuche 2.0

The much anticipated re-edition of the 2CV was presented at the Frankfurt car show last week -- and what a disappointment. Though manufacturer Citroën claims that its neo-retro design was inspired by the Deuche's lines, it is hard to find anything reminiscent of the French icon. Indeed, the new hybrid, called Revolte, is marketed as the anti-2CV: luxurious vs. bare-bone economical; sophisticated and techno-savvy vs. basic; smooth and nervous vs. slow and bumpy. There goes the Deuche spirit -- and legacy.
illustration SIPA/Citroën via

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