Citroen Has No Plans Of Resurrecting The Iconic 2CV

While many fans of the French brand would love to see a modern take on the iconic Citroen 2CV, the company’s CEO made it clear that this won’t happen.

During the company’s celebrations for its 100th birthday, Citroen’s CEO Linda Jackson told Top Gear that they are not interested in offering retro models.

“We evolve our designs by looking at the past,” Jackson said, “but what I don’t want to do is become a manufacturer that produces retro. I’m not going to produce a new 2CV. That had its time, it was right, but it’s about finding out the next design that’ll be right for the customer.”

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Citroen has proven that it knows how to offer distinctive-looking models in every segment so playing the nostalgia card isn’t going to happen anytime soon.

“We do frequently revisit the past,” Jackson added. “When I started at the company we took all the teams to our Conservatoire (Citroen’s historic collection). We sent them off and told them to come back and tell us what is ‘Citroen’.”

“They came back with the chevrons, the roundedness of design, and then they noticed through time that the designs sort of evolve and you see them moving from one time to the next, particularly around lighting structures. Next year, when we launch another vehicle, we’ll evolve our lighting signature again.”

You have to admit that the world needs more quirky-looking cars and while the beloved 2CV isn’t getting a direct successor, Citroen’s boss promises to offer different and innovative cars that have that special ‘Citroen’ touch.

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  • Julien Lachemoi

    Thank God. We need to move on.

  • charlotteharry57

    My next-door neighbors have the maroon&black one. It DOES get attention. BUT Citroen and Peugeot’s designs have evolved over time and stayed funky, which is something that Europe appreciates far more than us in the US.Therefore, only PARTS of the world need more quirky-looking cars; they’re for the most part frowned upon here.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    The thing is though, no one in Europe make a nice soft floaty ride suspension set-up anymore.
    It’s all 19″ wheels with rubber bands attached and sports suspension to “enhance” handling.
    It would be good to have the option.

    • Julien Lachemoi

      Citroën C4 Cactus is the only car in mind that went full confort rather than sportiness bullshit.

  • Six_Tymes

    Good, because as cool and historic that car is, doubtful many would buy it now.

  • Bash

    That would be something for sure.

  • onthetrack

    Would be kinda cool to see what a modern interpretation would look like.

  • Howfarr

    Untapped market for Liberty Walk in 2CVs

  • Miknik

    I’m kind of glad, all it would probably be is a retro design, removed from the iconic original concept as much as the New Beetle was from an air cooled one; That simplicity, slow relaxed and comfy approach, that lightweight thin construction, all not possible today;

    A retro vehicle also needs to capture the spirit of it’S original (Mini, 500 do that well), or they fail (most others), so given the spirit of the 2 CV can#t be captured today, I’m glad we are spared a half hearted retro styled car;

    (if anything, just like with the R4 where Renault played the Kangoo as a modern day successor in spirit, which is kinda true, an earlier Berlingo with a sun roof would be the closest to a 2CV you could have, but the new one is now really a rather large van)

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