Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Straight Line.

Europe is full of small cars, and after a while they all start to look more or less alike. One that always stands out to my eyes is the Citroen C2. No longer produced, it was available from 2003 until 2009. It is a small three-door city car (two side doors plus a rear hatch) that seats four people.

Built off of the platform that was the basis for the much more popular C3, a larger five-door, it still managed to sell over 600,000 copies in its seven years on the market. As with almost all small cars in Europe, gasoline and diesel engine were offered, along with manual or automatic transmissions.

What makes this litte car stand out, even four years after production ended, is the side window profile, and specifically the broken, crooked beltline:

The profile and design of the car may not be groundbreaking, but the kink to the side rear window really adds some character to the C2. It visually suggests that the car is leaning forward, ready to pounce, which is extra fitting on this bright-red VTS sport version that I saw in the street this morning.

With more and more cars looking alike these days, I applaud even small efforts like this one to differentiate from the crowd.

1 comment:

  1. Change is need of life, same tag line are used in automobile industry also.


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