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Volvo and Citroën
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The 84th Geneva Motor Show which took place between March 6 and 16 was used to highlight a number of interesting concept cars.

01.04.2014 - Two of these were the Volvo Concept Estate, the third in a series of concept cars by the company, and the Citroën C1 Swiss & Me.

The Volvo continues the sleek exterior design of the first two concepts, but for the first time reveals how the interior of Volvo’s forthcoming models will both look and function.

Volvo is the company that redefined the Estate car by combining functionality, sturdiness and practicality with performance, and now the interior firmly has been firmly brought into the 21st century.

The traditional selection of buttons and controls have been replaced by one large tablet-like touch screen control panel in the centre console.

“Not having to deal with buttons and controls for a growing number of functions is like being freed from a pair of handcuffs,” says Robin Page, Design Director Interior of Volvo Car Group.

The generous dash to axle ratio, low bonnet, sleek silhouette and the glass roof all contribute to the impression of a dynamic, yet capable three-door sports wagon.

The C1 Swiss & Me, a bold version of the New Citroën C1 city car, bears

the colours of the Swiss flag and pays homage to the city of Geneva, the venue for its world premiere, perfectly demonstrating the personalisation possibilities of the New Citroën C1.

A bi-tone effect blends a red roof and a pearl white body with various splashes of red, including red wing mirrors.  The car also underlines the spirit of the New Citroën C1 – an everyday companion with a resourceful and, in the words of the company, “irreverent” approach to the urban jungle.

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