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Dan J.
08-09-2005, 05:06 PM
Found this photo @ autoweek.nl <A HREF="http://www.autoweek.nl/forum/read.php?12,1501463" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autowwk.nl/forum/read.php?12,1501463</A> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/599/citroen2nx.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>CUTTING-EDGE CITRON STYLE WITH THE C-SPORTLOUNGE CONCEPT CAR</B><p>The latest example of cutting-edge styling from the Citron design team, the C-SportLounge concept car is set to wow the crowds at this years Frankfurt Motor Show (12-25 September). With its distinctive combination of powerful, sleek lines and 2+2 comfort and refinement, the C-SportLounge captures the true essence of a 21st century Grand Tourer.<p>The C-SportLounge boasts an imposing front end, with a large air intake and elongated, clear-cut headlamps. The eye-catching look is further enhanced by the flared wheel arches, wide stance, high waistline and dramatic alloy wheels, whilst the sweeping lines have been designed to optimise the aerodynamics, and result in a drag coefficient figure of just 0.26.<p>Inside, the driver benefits from an aviation-inspired design. The driving position features a steering wheel with fixed central controls and gear change paddles, while the one-piece drivers seat and central console ensure that the automatic gearbox and climate controls remain within reach, whatever the seat position. <p>The use of high quality materials contributes to the luxurious ambiance of the interior, where a light and airy feel is ensured by the large windscreen and sunroof. Enhancing everyday versatility, the C-SportLounge concept car is fitted with reverse opening doors for easy access to the rear seats. <p>newspress<p><br><i>Modified by Ascariss at 12:20 AM 8/10/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MOORHOUSE at 10:38 AM 8/10/2005</i>

Comrade
08-09-2005, 05:55 PM
WOW, it looks awesome!

memorae
08-09-2005, 07:06 PM
c4 Picasso...

JBlair
08-09-2005, 10:36 PM
It looks good, but Citroen needs to stick with one corporate face instead of several different variations.

Ascariss
08-10-2005, 12:21 AM
no way it will look that good, the car in the spy pics seems much taller and shorter. this seems much sportier and almost GST in nature.<p>looks great though.

the future
08-10-2005, 01:46 AM
All Citroen concept cars look great, but I hate Citroen because they don't produce them. Even their newest cars look totally different. The C6 would have been a great car to bring their concept car design to production, but they failed again.

bm88
08-10-2005, 02:37 AM
By far one of the best looking concept cars I have seen in a while.<p>Love the hunched up rear!

Top Secret
08-10-2005, 05:39 AM
Looks incredible. They pull of the 'groper mouth' front end much better than Pegeout does.

husseindesign
08-10-2005, 05:45 AM
Stunning! though they shpuld have been more careful with the color and the rims design. at first sight it looked to me like a Lambo!<br>btw, that's a 3D model right?

drugmirko
08-10-2005, 06:14 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It looks good, but Citroen needs to stick with one corporate face instead of several different variations.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>why? to make same thing like Audi, where you don't know which model is coming towards you until it hits you? ...and even then you can tell only by the weight of the impact <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> !?<br>this car is superb! in fact, all three of them C-AirDream, C-AirLounge and this one are so good that it's hard to say which one is better! and despite Ascarisses scepticism, this actually might be announcement for next Picasso! at least in the same way as C-AirDream was to C4 coupe... but, he's right about getting to production part. not much of it will end on a production car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> .... <br>and damn how that chrome eyebrow that extends to window frame is simple and good looking idea! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>here... just to compare... possible look of next 7. seat Picasso. there are some faint similarities:<br><IMG SRC="http://forum.autohoje.com/uploaded/Zizo/2005728115143_picasso2.jpg" BORDER="0">

Omar
08-10-2005, 07:26 AM
Wow, those rear lights look so funky!!! :D<p>They make the facelifted C5's rear lights look even weirder

fblacka
08-10-2005, 07:31 AM
looks really nice ... i like the design very much and this is the style imo they should stay with ... though the frontend has some Lambo style! btw im pretty sure its a 3D model ...

DoMiNo
08-10-2005, 11:35 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>husseindesign</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Stunning! though they shpuld have been more careful with the color and the rims design. at first sight it looked to me like a Lambo!<br>btw, that's a 3D model right?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My thoughts exactly!<p>Pretty nice, love the dip in the DLO.

Redline
08-10-2005, 02:59 PM
Its a pretty good 3D but yeah, its definently 3D. It does look really awesome though.

~*~STORM~*~
08-11-2005, 12:52 AM
doesnt the front echo the Ford SAV too much??<p><A HREF="http://www.autogaleria.pl/tapety/img/ford/ford_sav_concept_2005_01_m.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autogaleria.pl/tape...m.jpg</A><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>actually the alloys are also pretty similar!!

Gunfire
08-11-2005, 05:24 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drugmirko</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why? to make same thing like Audi, where you don't know which model is coming towards you until it hits you? ...and even then you can tell only by the weight of the impact <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> !?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can't agree more... Although they are abandoning this "policy" for the much more bland corporate face approach, Renault have demonstrated that it is through REAL design that you can differenciate cars... (their cars had, a couple of years ago, nearly all different faces...) If you need a badge to distinguish a car from another, well...that's not good design in my book. Shape, surface treatment, details, themes, etc... make up a good car, not a three-pointed-star or a lion+bigmouth just glued on the front or back...<p>As for this yellow marvel <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> This is exciting, bold and so much Citron... I am glad that the people in Vlizy (is Boulay still Head of Advanced Design around there?!) are experimenting and looking at ways of reviving the image of the - historically, at least, before Renault took the role from them - quirkiest and most advanced of French (perhaps European) manufacturers. <p>And - going back to the corporate ID thing - Concept cars are MEANT to be different and experimental anyway... I am personally sick and tired of so-called concepts that only showcase future production car - where's the fun?<p>If the new Picasso looks anything like this (although I bet some of this will rather go into the next C5) it's going to be a stunner - and this is from someone who HATES profoundly the way the current egg-shaped Citron minivan looks...<p>This is just great: sporty, different, elegant, full of interesting details (the head & taillights, the "empty grille" - which has a whiff of Cx, BTW -, the silver winglets on the lower sides, the way the doors are cut, the small wheelarches that make the car look stuck on the road, the DLO, the...oh, I could go on forever!) and I cannot say loud enough that I LOVE IT (and love the idea that I am going to be in Frankfurt to see it in flesh and wheels...)<p>**apologies, getting a bit overexcited, here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> **

DrPetrus
08-11-2005, 08:05 AM
I think this concept is wonderful. Rear sight seems to be a bit limited though. Cant be a fun experience reversing this car when there are kids around.

taskbearer
08-11-2005, 10:24 AM
Yes DrPetrus, but same can be said for any other vehicle that has sport somewhere in its name. <p>I just love this concept. I see in it the next generation citroen C5 (I think the 3-box design should be killed) . Citroen like renault is on a roll with their design. Since the C3, all the citroens have looked ....well...citroen.

taskbearer
08-11-2005, 10:33 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>~*~STORM~*~</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">doesnt the front echo the Ford SAV too much??<p><A HREF="http://www.autogaleria.pl/tapety/img/ford/ford_sav_concept_2005_01_m.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autogaleria.pl/tape...m.jpg</A><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>actually the alloys are also pretty similar!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't think its that similar to the Ford SAV, it has more in common with the profile of the Mazda MX SportTourer

Bern
08-11-2005, 10:34 AM
Hmm I heard that the front end is exactly the one from the next C5...

Krypton
08-11-2005, 11:19 AM
Incredible, one of the best looking concepts in a while <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

_PiCASSO_
08-11-2005, 04:50 PM
Wow. <p>I can only dream that something like this will hit the North American shores.<p>Wow.

taskbearer
08-12-2005, 10:58 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bern</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmm I heard that the front end is exactly the one from the next C5...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And I truly hope so. The first thing I thought of when I saw the concept was C5! not a concept picasso as most people were thinking.

Gunfire
08-13-2005, 11:55 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bern</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmm I heard that the front end is exactly the one from the next C5...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was suggesting that myself - glad to hear I am not the only one thinking it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ...<br>Still looks a TAD too sporty to be the "face" of the next big Citron, though - should look a bit more, erm, "dignified"<p>Where did you get this info from, Bern?

SV
08-14-2005, 09:05 AM
oh my god, that's amazing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> french car design never ceases to amaze me. this is probably one of the best concept cars i've ever seen. beautiful...<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by SV at 11:11 AM 8/14/2005</i>

geary
08-14-2005, 02:35 PM
Awesome.<p>Does anyone have the links to any high-res images of this? 1280 and above?

drugmirko
08-15-2005, 02:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>geary</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Awesome.<p>Does anyone have the links to any high-res images of this? 1280 and above?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>here you go...if you download them on your computer they can be viewed in all their 4500x2250 glory! in let say... IrfanView... or you can zoom in as much as you like in Windows Picture Viewer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> :<p><A HREF="http://www.citroen-presse.de/servlet/PB/show/1641508/CSportLounge-0514001.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.citroen-presse.de/s...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.citroen-presse.de/servlet/PB/show/1641509/CSportLounge-0514002.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.citroen-presse.de/s...2.jpg</A>

blackcipanz
08-17-2005, 02:50 AM
this looks reallyyyyyyyyyyy good. i think i like the citroen design direction although some model is a bit odd( C1 and C5).<p>but is this a full scale model or just a rendering?

stephane
09-12-2005, 04:36 AM
From planete-citroen.com :<p><A HREF="http://www.planete-citroen.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26429" TARGET="_blank">http://www.planete-citroen.com...26429</A><p>All photos in ZIP :<p><A HREF="http://www.citroenpresse.de/servlet/PB/show/1655497/Citroen_IAA2005_C-SportLounge.zip" TARGET="_blank">http://www.citroenpresse.de/se...e.zip</A>

scorpio14
09-12-2005, 04:38 AM
those are great pics there... i love this concept

Gian86
09-12-2005, 04:45 AM
After i saw those pics u send i love it, more better than first official shots i've seen before. It looks MPV before but now it looks taller hatchback coupe. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

drugmirko
09-12-2005, 11:50 AM
THIS CAR IS SO FAR OUT THAT IT CAN ONLY BE CITROEN!!!<p>that's why I'm die hard fan of them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> !!

drugmirko
09-20-2005, 01:13 PM
presentation video of C-SportLounge:<p><A HREF="http://mms://a500.m.akastream.net/7/500/5598/v0001/empreinte.download.akamai.com/5598/tvk/citroen_export/wms0916150358hd3.wmv" TARGET="_blank">http://mms://a500.m.akastream....3.wmv</A><p>source planete-citroen<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by drugmirko at 1:19 PM 9/20/2005</i>

drugmirko
09-20-2005, 01:24 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drugmirko</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">presentation video of C-SportLounge:<p><A HREF="http://mms://a500.m.akastream.net/7/500/5598/v0001/empreinte.download.akamai.com/5598/tvk/citroen_export/wms0916150358hd3.wmv" TARGET="_blank">http://mms://a500.m.akastream....3.wmv</A><p><br>source planete-citroen<p><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>ok. beat's me... this doesen't work here on CSS, but it works just fine on other forums I linked it... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>

CosworthKid
09-27-2005, 11:44 AM
One of the best concept cars ever i reckon!If Citroen commits to cars like this then we have finally hit the 21st century in automotive design.Fantastic! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0">