Citroen is set to surprise the world and premiere its brand new, funky-looking two-seater concept car, the C-AirPlay, at this year’s Bologna Motor Show (1-11 December).
Masterminded by Citroen’s award-winning British car designer, Mark Lloyd, this fresh and futuristic urban run-around features a bold, dynamic exterior look, as well as plenty of ultra-modern styling cues.
Inside and out the C-AirPlay introduces striking design touches, including see-through ‘portholes’ in the lower sections of the doors to increase the sensation of speed. Discreet, touch-sensitive controls for the gears, electric windows and rearview mirror are moulded into the single-piece silicone front seat, whilst the eye-catching steering wheel incorporates two spherical driver information displays.
Even the colour scheme is ultra modern with the iridescent white bodywork contrasting neatly with the bright red cabin. But it’s the massive expanse of glass that creates the bright and airy interior that helps give rise to the C-AirPlay’s name.
Shorter than the Citroen C2, the C-AirPlay is powered by a 110hp petrol engine while, thanks to the SensoDrive gearbox, gearchanges can be made via the steering wheel-mounted paddles. Fittingly, for a futuristic interpretation of a supermini, this versatile concept car also features fuel-saving, emission-reducing Stop & Start technology.Published 1 December 2005