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Citroen introduces its Ami EV as a delightful off-road buggy

Camping or hiking just got cuter thanks to a new Citroën concept car. the My American buggy based on which Ami we all know and love, but adds some practical and stylish touches like wider studded tires, an LED light bar and removable canvas doors.

Above all, the buggy is an opportunity for Citroën’s designers to showcase their skills by “adding stylish attributes to underline its intrepid and friendly backpacker personality,” the company said. As such, they took inspiration from things like construction games, industrial design, and fashion.

Of course, it looks like your ten year old’s idea of ​​a buggy, provided the kid has some level of design talent. The color scheme in khaki, black and yellow is the first noticeable feature that gives it an outdoor camouflage feel and yet high visibility.

Another important feature is the doors or their absence. The regular ones have been replaced by removable canvas doors with zippers, which provide the much-needed air circulation and buggy atmosphere. With the gnarled and wider tires, you can take it on rougher roads too, as long as you keep in mind the ground clearance isn’t amazing. It also has headlight guards and a roof-mounted spare tire that adds “adventure spirit” and adds cuteness.

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Other additions include an LED light bar, a removable “Nomadic Speaker”, a roof cap to protect against the sun and a graphics package with the words “Pilot” and “01” on the driver’s seat and “Copilot” and “02” on the Passenger seat. It also features thicker memory foam in the seats, new storage compartments on the dashboard, and even a range of luggage items that Citroën said “fit perfectly into the interiors of the vehicle.” Other features like smartphone clamps, bottle holders and more have all been built using 3D printing so that they can be reproduced if necessary.

As a reminder, the Ami can reach a top speed of 28 MPH and travel 44 miles with its 5.5 kWh battery. In France and elsewhere in Europe, it is legal for teenagers over the age of 14 to drive a car. The company’s designers must have had a lot of fun with the My Ami buggy concept, but it is not yet known if Citroën will ever build and sell it – although the kid in us all certainly hopes so.

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