Citroën Karin

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Citroën Karin
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Karin rear end (far left)
Overview
Manufacturer Citroën
Model years 1980
Designer Trevor Fiore
Body and chassis
Class Concept car
Body style 2-door coupe
Dimensions
Length 3,700 millimetres (150 in)[1]
Width 1,900 millimetres (75 in)[1]
Height 1,075 millimetres (42.3 in)[1]

The Citroën Karin was a concept car presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1980. It featured a striking, pyramidal design and was designed by Trevor Fiore. The exterior of the car incorporated flush glass panels, faired rear wheels,[1] and butterfly doors.[2] The roof of the Karin was only the size of an A3 sheet of paper due to its truncated pyramid shape.[1] One of the Karin's most noticeable interior features was the unique three-seat layout with the driver located in the middle of the two passengers. Also among its features were a 4-cylinder engine, front wheel drive, and a hydropneumatic suspension like the Citroën DS.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Flavien Dachet (2013-12-20). "Concept Car of the Week: Citroën Karin". Car Design News. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  2. ^ a b Julian Marsh. "Citroën Karin". Citroënët. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 

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