A modded Citroen C-Crosser wasn't enough to keep us awake on the Citroen stand
Citroen at the London motor show 2008
Ben Whitworth and CAR reader reporter Carcare
23 July 2008 15:49
A quiet show for Citroen, to be honest...
What’s new on Citroen’s London motor show stand?
Not a great deal at all, sadly. There’s the UK debut of the C-Cactus concept car – which we originally saw at the 2007 Frankfurt motor show. It’s a snappy bit of design that focuses on intelligent lightweight tech, but we can't help wishing there was something newer to look at, like the C3 Picasso.
In this industry, any concept older than six months is horribly dated. The C-Crosser concept smacks of last-minute stand-filling panic. Looking like a Max Power special with its aftermarket alloys and lurid paint job, the one-off model is rammed with gaming technology. There’s a Wii in the boot along with screens and a thumping sound system. Yawn…
CAR’s Citroen highlight
That’s a tricky one, to be honest. Without sounding jaded, C-Cactus aside, there’s little here that you couldn’t see at your local Citroen dealer.
What were they thinking?
We don't know, really. It may be a bit of a lacklustre display, but at least Citroen decided to exhibit at the 2008 London show. Which is more than can be said for BMW, Volkswagen, Audi...
In a nutshell
Nil points. It may sound harsh, but unless you’re gagging to see a moded C-Crosser or an oldish concept car, you’d be better spending your time elsewhere.
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