Citroën DS24 envisioned for 2019 [video]

Inspired by the DS19

Ugo Spagnolo, a student at the Institut Superieur de Design, has created these stunning renderings of the Citroën DS24.

Envisioned as a 2019 model, the car draws inspiration from the legendary DS19 that debuted at the 1955 Paris Motor Show. Ugo began working on the concept when he was an intern at the Citroën design studio and following his return to college, he teamed with up his friends (Aurelin Petit, Luzaen Benoit, and William Vass) to make the interior and promotional video.

As you can see, the results are pretty impressive as the DS24 looks like a futuristic four-door coupe with a floating roof and sliding rear doors. Inside, the amazing styling carries over with a focus on the "elasticity of the air and the flexibility of the water." While that sounds like typical design jargon, the cabin has an earthy feel as there's blue illumination and cloud-like white leather upholstery.

In a nod to the green movement, the concept also features a hydrogen fuel cell which provides power to an electric motor that is integrated into the chassis.

Source: cardesign.ru

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Bertoni shown with his DS2 what a class is in car design. This one is over-designed and savagely loutish. Designed probably by people who have no idea how use a tableware while eating.
Feb 20, 2011 4:23 pm
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If they ever made anything that comes close to this, it would change the way I think about citroen.
Feb 14, 2011 4:45 pm
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Citroen should hire these 4 Design Superstars (DS for short) imminently! I thought Renault is supposed to have the design vavavoom? Technologie indeed!
Feb 14, 2011 12:10 pm
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Is this the new Aztek? Look at that ugly front end!
Feb 14, 2011 10:05 am
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I don't know what you guys are smoking. It looks atrocious.
Feb 11, 2011 10:41 pm
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to bad, you must be a boring and ordinary guy, when you don't understand the emotion in avantgardistic designs
Feb 12, 2011 7:30 am
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F1LMx likes VW Jetta
Feb 12, 2011 7:38 am
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Or maybe I like designs that have a point instead of self-indulgent, busy, over-designed crap. Ah, you impressionable teens you.
Feb 12, 2011 10:20 am
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I respect your opinion, and I'll throw in my own. I think this car is just a tad "over-designed", but mostly it's complex - beautifully complex. Complexity is part of Citroen's current design direction, and they've re-interprited the DS in this new context. It would have been no use for them to put new rims and electronics into mostly the old DS; that would have just been essentially a resto-mod. This is an exploration.
Feb 12, 2011 7:38 pm
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Oh, I agree, it's damn nice!!!
Feb 11, 2011 8:20 pm
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Totally disagree, the 1955 DS looks much more pared down and modern, no freaky slashes and superflous design details. They should just use that old body with new everything else IMHO.
Feb 11, 2011 6:23 pm
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Totally agree. Absolutely stunning. Please make it! This is the way Citroens should be: innovative and sexy
Feb 11, 2011 3:44 pm
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Amazing! I think it is safe to say that now Citroen is a global leader when it comes to innovative design. I really want this car! I don’t care if it’s put together with spit!
Feb 11, 2011 3:16 pm
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