Citroen's Award-Winner A Fleet Fancy?

Citroen's versatile C3 Pluriel could find itself an attractive proposition to fleet managers when it becomes available next year.

As fleet managers consider 'trading down' to smaller models its credentials for this part of the market were highlighted by its victory in the 'Small Cars' category of this year's Institute of Vehicle Engineers Motor Show Design Awards, presented last night.

Although it will be primarily aimed at the retail market Neville Staines, fleet promotions manager for Citroen UK, said: “It will be available to both fleet and retail as it will have a wide appeal. It will probably win friends in fleet and people may well come down in class to get this car. It is distinctly a Citroen in that it's an image-enhancer that's also highly innovative.”

The C3 Pluriel's major innovation is its adaptable roof system that offers five different configurations that enable it to move from a “snug supermini to an open pick-up”.

Published 23 October 2002 Melanie Carter

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