(from Citroen Press
Release) SURVOLT: GLAMOROUS, FREE-SPIRITED AND HIGHLY-CHARGED!
Survolt is the continuation of CITROËN’S exploration of distinctive
and original electric vehicles, initiated with the Revolte concept
car revealed at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Survolt turns
received notions on their heads through its radically new vision in
a consummate blend of high-fashion glamour and extravagance with
The desire to overcome one’s limits, take things further, dare and
create is written in CITROËN’S DNA. Breaking with convention,
shaking up the rules, shifting borders and surprising continuously
is the passionate quest and leitmotiv of a brand that over its
90-year history has never ceased to develop innovative objects ahead
of their time. Survolt is one of these. It takes the genetic
material of Revolte and adds an extroverted sports dimension to the
Like a luxury accessory that transcends an outfit, Survolt is
CITROËN’S answer to an automotive universe that all too often seems
morose. Survolt casts aside protocol and transgresses existing codes
to initiate a new kind of stylish, sporty and elegant supermini.
Bucking current trends and pointing to the future of sleek coupés,
it unites elegance, glamour and sporting passion, sublimating this
last quality with its electric drivetrain.
Innovative and sensual
With its compact
dimensions – 3.85 m long, 1.87 m wide and 1.20 m high – Survolt
reappropriates sports car styling cues to form an all-new and
At the front, the distinctive vehicle badge reigns elegantly above
the large oval-shaped grille, its centre home to the striking double
chevron. The car’s “look” – charming and profound at the same time –
attracts and holds the viewer’s gaze with a promise of
transgressions suddenly made possible. Its slim, horizontal head
lamps, inspired by high-performance sports coupés, exert a magnetic
appeal, while an LED light signature adds a contemporary, high-tech
Survolt was made to gobble up the miles and glide over roads.
Low-slung and sleek, it features strong contrasts between the
voluptuous bonnet and generous, sculpted flanks, highlighted by
emphatic wheel arches that promise performance and thrills.
Survolt’s air-slicing, flowing design is heavy on excitement and
sensuality. It conveys agility, precision and vitality, barely
containing a powerful, well-defined musculature under refined and
luxurious wraps. The rear features the elegant light signature of
Revolte together with a spoiler in an essential reference to motor
Survolt is innovative and powerful but also knows how to turn on the
charm, revealing its finest assets to catwalk in motor sports
arenas. It features two-tone paint, hues of fuchsia and charcoal
grey, and plays with materials and volumes. The curves shift from
satin-smooth to shiny, breaking definitively with the classic
masculine codes of the sports world. Survolt continues the work
begun with Revolte by once again blending two universes with
contrasting appearances. Survolt eschews decorum to create its own
The inclusion of materials such as chrome and aluminium inevitably
recall the spheres of luxury goods and motor sport. Survolt is a
perfect combination between high fashion and car racing, a unique
alliance with the same philosophy and the same cues as Revolte,
namely performance, cutting-edge technology and excellence.
Survolt’s cockpit is
designed like a floating cell, a glass setting held between
chrome-finished roll bars like some magnificent piece of jewellery.
The leitmotiv with Survolt is to transgress the conventions of the
luxury world and combine them elegantly with those of the sporting
The cabin was imagined as a cross between two worlds that by their
essence are opposed. This union begets an organic universe, both
flowing and technical, from which the driver’s station springs
forth. The interior as a whole was designed to bring the two
occupants comfort and refinement, triggering singular pleasure and
an outstanding experience.
The car’s generous glazed area brings light and a sensation of
space, light years from that offered by today’s sports cars.
Transcendent power and excitement
Ahead of its time,
Survolt captivates with its innovative, environment-friendly
technology. Like Revolte, Survolt is powered by electricity, thus
combining sports performance with environmental respect and
sustainable development. Still particularly rare in the racing
world, this technological solution also embodies a previously
unthinkable alliance. But CITROËN dares and creates, transgressing
conventions to better sublimate them. With irreproachable ecological
credentials, the drivetrain blends driving pleasure, thrills,
performance and vitality, and all in extreme comfort, since the car
is silent in operation.
CITROËN is proposing a new automotive vision with Survolt, in a move
that is entirely consistent with its 90-year history as an
innovative brand focused on creativity and technology.