The Citroen Metropolis was designed by a team at Citroen's
international studio - which has been based in Shanghai
since 2008. The concept is designed to appeal to China's
elite, and people who prefer to be driven, rather than
The solid and imposing stance of the Metropolis concept
is accentuated by the crisp shoulder line which emanates
from just behind the front wheel. The front wheel arch
itself gets a prominent air intake/outlet which is somewhat
reminiscent of the slash-style vent found on the Nissan
The front of the Citroen Metropolis receives the same
distinctive Citroen face as all their new models. It quite
clearly has some GTbyCitroen
in the design.
Powering the Citroen Metropolis is a hybrid drivetrain
which features a 2.0 litre V6 petrol engine and a 7-speed,
dual clutch, gearbox with electric powered hybrid assistance.
At lower speeds the concept operates solely on electricity.
The electric motor provides a consistent 55 horsepower,
but when needed it can produce 95 hp in short bursts.
When driving at faster speeds the Metropolis relies on
the 272 horsepower provided by the V6 engine. But when
you really want to get moving both power sources work
together to offer up to 460 horsepower.
The Metropolis' passengers are kept nice and comfortable,
even over relatively rough roads, thanks to the integration
of Citroen's renowned Hydractive suspension system.
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