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GQbyCITROEN Concept Official Details

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Following on from 2008’s striking GTbyCitroen concept car, French automaker Citroen has unveiled a brand new concept car designed for the compact sports car segment. The latest concept was developed in partnership with the fashion experts GQ magazine and has been designed to provide "the ultimate gentleman’s drive".

Responding to a brief by GQ’s editor, Dylan Jones, Citroen’s team, headed by the British designer responsible for the new DS3 hatchback, Mark Lloyd, took a new look at the grand tourer theme and integrated it with a trademark Citroen design elements to bring the GQbyCitroen from design outline to concept reality.

Some unique features include the sculpted front end, rounded rear and concave rear windscreen. The cabin is accessed by rear coach doors and is spacious, comfortable and very futuristic.

Under the pretty sheet metal is an advanced plug-in hybrid drivetrain consisting of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with direct injection technology. According to its designers the GQbyCitroen can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

The Citroen GQ concept will make its world debut at a special event in London this week and sadly, there are no plans for productions.

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  1. Citreon can make a pretty and funky car, but quality and reliability seems to continue to be their weakness. Hybrid simply means more complexity and more French electonics to go wrong.
     
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  2. Where last year's GT pushed the stylistic envelope, this "concept" seems more restrained than some of Citroen's actual road cars! This particular car looks closer to launch. To echo previous commentators, it wouldn't surprise me if it had a great engine, lovely handling and lousy electronics...
     
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  3. I like it, if their parent company PSA Peugeot Citroen buys Mistubishi, I hope this comes to the States in some form.
     
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  4. I hope PSA does not buy Mitsubishi. As long as PSA have reliability and quality issues, and the USA retain strong lemon laws, there is no chance of these french cars returning to the States. There are other markets where they can sell these pretty amd stylish "citrons"
     
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  5. Peter just because you hate French cars does not make them bad, Peugeot makes some really excellent small cars.
     
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  6. NoName. I love French cars. I have owned them (a Peugeot)and those old French suspension & shocks were wonderful. They used to be able to stand above the crowd. Don't blame me that they are currently selling rubbish. Let owners surveys, and customer complaints speak for themselves. You can do the web searches. The Dog and Lemon guide is good start. AL4 gearboxes sealed for life (=death), electrics, electrics, oh...did i mention electrics.
     
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