Pure, simple and laid-back, without stinting on sophistication, the Citroën Lacoste takes another step towards the car of the future: a vehicle aimed at putting an end to the “always more” mantra that frequently holds sway in the automotive industry
Two names, Citroën and Lacoste, and a shared vision: to cultivate boldness, creativity and optimism.
This concept car is both decisively Citroën and typically Lacoste. Positioned at the crossroads where the car meets the worlds of fashion and sport, it makes a number of references to the last two sectors.
Stylishly minimalist and elegantly laid-back, it features an off-beat sporty design, with its high waistline, bulging,textured wings; minimal overhang, and golf ball-style wheels, placed in the furthest corners of the body.
In its own way, the car explores the modern concept of augmented reality, in which perception takes on new sharpness and the senses are heightened.
The Citroën Lacoste concept car has no need of a large engine to deliver driving thrills.
It opts for a responsive, economical and ecological 3-cylinder engine that is well able to power a vehicle of this size and weight.
This engine is a perfectly fit with the approach pursued by the Citroën Lacoste concept car and its focus on the essentials.
Cabin access couldn’t be easier, since the doors have been replaced by broad cut-outs in perfect harmony with the body styling.
The cabin features a range of storage compartments for travelling comfort, discreetly positioned under the ends of the dashboard and in the two bench seats. The seats are upholstered in white cotton piqué, with a weave closely resembling that of the iconic Lacoste polo shirt.
The dashboard fascia becomes a screen with oversized pixels to display driving information. Behind this naïve appearance lie cutting-edge technologies
The headlamps are discreet to the point of being invisible unless they are on, concealed under the car’s dark blue bodywork. This design choice turns the lighting into a magical spectacle.