Yes, That's An Engine In The Hatch Of This Awesome French City Car

One of my favorite cars from the 84th Geneva Motor Show must be the new Twingo. It's got a hidden engine in its boot which powers the rear wheels. That's pretty much the perfect recipe for an agile compact, but it's also unusual nowadays and different doesn't always sell in the automotive world. Corollas do.

Renault deserves a massive thumbs up for this, and I can only hope many will share the love. Don't forget, what you're looking at is also the base for the upcoming four-door Smart.

Yes, That's An Engine In The Hatch Of This Awesome French City Car

Yes, That's An Engine In The Hatch Of This Awesome French City Car

Yes, That's An Engine In The Hatch Of This Awesome French City Car

Yes, That's An Engine In The Hatch Of This Awesome French City Car

Yes, That's An Engine In The Hatch Of This Awesome French City Car

Exhibit 2 must be the new Citroën C1, which a certain American journalist called "the ugliest little turd".

Yes, That's An Engine In The Hatch Of This Awesome French City Car

It's not, and the craziness stays within the family as the new Aygo also got some Chemical-X. Both look great in person, so don't hold back those Euros.

Last but not least, let's take a look at the Citroën C4 Cactus. One would think Nike Air bumpers stay on concepts, but not at Citroën. The C4 Cactus is a production car, and it can do this:

Now, is that going to fail and fall apart after a few summers and winters on the street? I don't know. Do Citroën know? Unlikely. And when it falls apart, buyers will call the French surrendermonkeys again and buy a VW. They've been there, done that.

Yes, That's An Engine In The Hatch Of This Awesome French City Car

Yes, That's An Engine In The Hatch Of This Awesome French City Car

I love these cars.