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The CitroŽn C2 has been awarded today (5 May 2004) the title of most
beautiful city car in the world, joining the CitroŽn C3, which was
presented with the title of the world's most beautiful small car in the
world last year by a jury of the world's leading car designers, architects,
engineers and stylists.
The organizers of "L'Automobile piý Bella del Mondo" brought together more
than 50 new cars from Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW,
CitroŽn, Daewoo, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land
Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MG Rover, Nissan, Opel,
Pininfarina, Porsche, Renault, Saab, Seat, Suzuki, Toyota and Volkswagen to
be judged in a range of categories.
The judges included Bruno Alfieri, Ermanno Arslan, Gianni Berengo Gardin,
Rossana Bossaglia, Patrick Caulfield, Giulio Cappellini, Fulvio Cinti,
Gillo Dorfles, Piero Dorazio, Heinz Mack, Vico Magistretti, Kenneth Noland,
Mario Piazza, Antoine Prunet, Carlo Rivetti, Bruno Sacco and Massimo
Vignelli. They were tasked with choosing the car that was not just a good
looking car, but which has also made a significant contribution to car
design, which is distinctive and different from its competitors and which
stands out on the road as a new, different and vibrant design.
The award for the CitroŽn C2 was presented to CitroŽn at the Milan
Triennale, one of Europe's major arts and design events in the Italian city
renown for its art, design, engineering and automotive heritage.
The CitroŽn C2 was launched in Australia early this year in its most
exuberant version, the CitroŽn C2 VTR, the performance version of the range
which is a fully equipped pocket rocket ideal for city life, as well as fun
driving on the open road. Fully equipped with a 1.6 litre engine and
CitroŽn's SensoDrive sequential manual gearbox, the CitroŽn C2 VTR has a
recommended retail price of $23,490.