Citroen Survolt & Metropolis concepts edge close to production

1825388414925999622 300x199 Citroen Survolt & Metropolis concepts edge close to production

After the successful test run of the Citroën Survolt at last weekend’s Le Mans Classic, inside sources at the French automaker say the car will get the green light.  The all-electric prototype uses two motors, and has a twin battery supposedly capable of a 124 mile (200 km) range.

“It’s still our intention to put the Survolt into low-volume production, and we’re pursuing the idea of a one-make race series,” a Citroën source told Autocar.  The two-seater is reportedly capable of a sub-five second 0-100 km/h time, with a top speed of 162 mph (260 km/h).

Concurrently, the automaker may also bring the Citroën Metropolis concept to market as the top shelf model in the DS line.  The long and smooth car would be another crack at the executive sedan market for Citroën, after dismal sales figures for the C6.

“We cannot afford to let the likes of Audi, Mercedes and BMW forge into Citroën’s heartland supermini territory without fighting back and pushing into theirs,” PSA boss Jean-Pierre Ploué said to Autocar.  “Selling large luxury cars in Europe is not easy at the moment, but I believe Citroën has a great deal more to bring to the market.”

If it comes to market, the Metropolis could be sold as the Citroën DS9.

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