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Citroen E-Mehari ‘styled by Courreges’ at 2017 Frankfurt motor show

Published: 11 September 2017 Updated: 12 September 2017

► Electric beach buggy gets styling upgrade
► Includes new hardtop, white interior
► Still no sign of UK on-sale date. Boo

Remember the wacky Citroen E-Mehari electric beach buggy? Well, Citroen actually put it into production – and it seems it’s been enough of a success that at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show there’s a new limited edition version.

Called the E-Mehari ‘Styled by Courreges’, it is – as you can probably imagine – the product of collaboration between Citroen and French fashion boutique Courreges.

What’s special about this special edition?

More than just a token slap-on-some-stickers job, this new E-Mehari gets a new hardtop roof and all-white interior – the latter apparently being ‘characteristic’ of the Courreges brand.

You also get central locking and four airbags. Fancy. Hopefully the extra weight of this kit doesn’t halve the E-Mehari’s all-electric range…

How far and how fast does the E-Mehari go?

In standard guise it’ll clock 70mph if you really push it, though the subsequent impact of that effort on the claimed 125-mile driving range is perhaps worth considering – especially since the quoted charging time is 13 hours on a domestic plug.

We sort of want it. But equally, we sort of want to live in a villa in the south of France, and neither desire is likely to happen.

If you do fancy an E-Mehari here in the UK you can ‘register your interest’ on the Citroen customer site. But don’t get those hopes up too high – no UK on sale date has ever been confirmed, and we don’t expect that to change any time soon.

Click here for the full A-Z of the 2017 Frankfurt motor show on CAR magazine

By CJ Hubbard

Head of the Bauer Digital Automotive Hub and former Associate Editor of CAR. Road tester, organiser, reporter and professional enthusiast, putting the driver first