Above this smart plastic bodywork, the C-pillars offer a curious two-way mirror effect (now you see it/now you don’t) thanks to the original application of a slatted element which recalls, with extreme discretion and a pinch of irreverence, the handling of the historical DS models. “This solution has a very precise styling reason” explains Malval. “We wanted to cover the third side light in order to avoid having the car look like a small station wagon.
The elimination of glass in favour of steel, however, would have proven too cumbersome, so we opted for a compromise outside the box, a kind of louvered shutter.” That, however, doesn’t dampen the brightness of the passenger compartment, proving to be an original and functional ensemble. In the true Citroën spirit.