Citroen Revolte: Small, purple and stylish

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In 2009, Citroen made this cute little thing called Revolte. It’s based on the design of the iconic 2CV. According to Citroen, the Revolte represents many changes that might happen in the future hot-hatch world in terms of style, practicality and economy.

2CV's modern brother. Credit: Auto Express

To be honest, Citroen was pretty brave with the overall design as well as the color. They reckon that this shade of purple makes the car look livelier. To be honest, the 2CV was so plain and dull it barely stood out. On the other hand, Revolte looks luxurious and colorful. That’s not just because of the color, but also because of its shape. It’s not too complicated; the styling-line that stretches from the windshield, over the roof and to the rear bumper adds quite a lot of “liveliness”. There are no striking and crazy details that could ruin the looks of it.

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From the inside, it has a 3-seat layout. Front doors are standard while at the back, you have suicide doors. The interior is just a lounge on wheels, except that Citroen will not use that term. They prefer to call it “contemporary meridian sofa”, which is just a fancy way of saying “lounge”. And when you get in it, you can enjoy looking at a futuristic dashboard while doing some...umm...lounge-y things, perhaps?

A lounge for doing...lounge-y things. Credit: Car Revs Daily

The Revolte never went beyond the concept stage, but Citroen was planning to make it. There were even rumors that it might wear a DS2 badge. If they are still considering this, it would be a good idea for this car to wear the “DS” logo, because they are known for making wacky cars.

This wild supermini has a small-capacity petrol engine and an electric motor producing a joint output of 323hp. It is also able to drive by only using its electric motor, producing zero-emissions of CO2 thanks to Citroen’s ZEV mode (Zero Emission Vehicle).

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On the roof, you have solar cells which are used to power onboard systems, reducing the amount of batteries put in the car. But, if you don’t need them, you can simply fold the roof (as on a Fiat 500C) together with the cells. The car is capable of accelerating 0-100 km/h in 5 seconds, while the top speed is 225 km/h (140 mph).

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