martin hajek imagines citroen's 2CV as a modern day electric mobile
 

martin hajek imagines citroen's 2CV as a modern day electric mobile

designer martin hajek has imagined what an electric version of the iconic citroen ‘2CV’ car could look like. the netherlands-based 3D-modeller designed the car to be a contemporary twist on the original design that was first introduced 70 years ago known officially as the citroën 2 chevaux vapeur.

martin hajek imagines citroen's 2CV as a modern day electric mobile designboom

all images and artwork © martin hajek

 

 

hajek imagined the the modern day makeover as a level 5 autonomous driving car removing the steering wheel completely. meanwhile, it echoes original features including its three-bolt wheels, a bold interpretation of that famous C-pillar and a ‘floating’ front bumper with raised elements.

martin hajek imagines citroen's 2CV as a modern day electric mobile designboom

 

 

the ECV’s design is characterized by its soft shape and sinuous curves. it features large circular doors that open backwards and a large panoramic window on top, which is tinted for privacy.

martin hajek imagines citroen's 2CV as a modern day electric mobile designboom

 

 

‘with electric cars becoming commonplace and autonomous driving on the horizon, carmakers are increasingly bringing their design classics into the 21st century,’ says hajek.

martin hajek imagines citroen's 2CV as a modern day electric mobile designboom

 

 

‘about 1 year ago it struck me that one of europe’s most iconic cars, the citroën 2CV, could do with a 21st century make-over,’ he adds. ‘over the last year in my free time i re-imagined, re-designed, re-built in 3d the electric, self-driving successor to the iconic 2CV.’

martin hajek imagines citroen's 2CV as a modern day electric mobile designboom

 

 

hajek also designed a taxi version of the ECV which he imagined as part of a fleet to be put to use in paris.

 

‘when I was in paris over a year ago it struck me that when it comes to taxis the french capital does not really have an ‘icon’,’ explains hajek.

martin hajek imagines citroen's 2CV as a modern day electric mobile designboom

 

 

‘london has the famous black cabs, new york has iconic yellow cabs and even tokyo, for better or worse, has the toyota crown comfort. paris on the other hand has…an eclectic offering of car brands with a simple ‘taxi parisien’ sign slapped on the roof.’

 

‘what if paris decided to clean up it’s act of not having an iconic taxi and at the same time clean up the air in the city by making the citroën ecv the official taxi for paris?’

martin hajek imagines citroen's 2CV as a modern day electric mobile designboom

 

project info

 

designer: martin hajek

type: concept car

client: citroen

model: ECV

  • I only wish he would put as much energy into the design as into the presentation. There is nothing about this car that brings it into the 21st century – besides the use of led lights. The citroen 2CV was designed to be produced in a easy and cheap way more than trying to be a design icon. Here there is only a 90s retro form, not design, not a thought about mobility of the future, of how we move and how cars could look in a different way and what passengers could do when there is no steering wheel needed anymore.
    This is a nice presentation of poor design.

    Tobias says:
  • Certainly look like a lazy couple hours job on CGI.
    Uninspired round modern art blob, emotionless, lacks detailing and don’t look like innovating as the original car.
    A true insult to the legacy and original designers of the 2CV.

    Some Random At Internet says:
  • Love it and I would have it and I think it would fit in with today’s Society. But just the one thing top frunt back all good. But the side sorry it looks like some think frome the flint stones like a cartoon. It needs to be more straight. I do love it thow well dun

    Thomas forbes says:
  • Interestingly enough, there used to be an electric 2CV in a motor museum in ,Châtellerault, France a few years ago..

    Nick Thomas says:

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