Citroën UK is calling its Facebook community of 81+ thousand members take part in developing a new version of the C1 city car, the Citroën C1 Connexion. The auto brand is putting the future of the car into the hands of users by asking them to determine what look, equipment and details the special edition vehicle will have. To contribute to the project under the ‘You like it. We make it.’ slogan, users are invited to join the activity through the dedicated app.

Automobiles often become canvases for artworks and a source of inspiration for divine visual renditions, gathering creative minds from around the globe with numerous projects and competitions. Following other auto giants and building on the success of the inaugural year of its Créative Awards, Citroën announces the launch of the new competition under this title and calling all talented designers to join in.

A city as a source of the ‘creative spark’. Urban streets as basis for bold and massive campaigns. For many decades, smaller towns and megalopolises have been inspiring advertising agencies behind multiple marketing projects, which on the one hand are targeted at promoting brands and, on the other hand, encourage consumers to compare different cities, unveil creativity and strong dedication to sport, cinema and quests, or even bring rural accents to urban settings. We at Popsop have reviewed global brands’ ad activity during 2010 and first two months of 2011 to see how they’ve been embedding city into their promotions. Now, we are presenting our 3-part study dedicated to the subject. The first section of this review will highlight competitions, cross-city studies, urban sport-related promotions, which have been taking place within big cities around the globe and in a way were dedicated to them.

Citroën is offering auto fans an opportunity to experience the ride in a fun and entertaining way. The brand puts drivers behind the wheel of its C4 model in the digital movie and offers them to choose how the plot will develop. The online-project entitled ‘Positive Power’ is more like an action movie, an “interactive voyage of mystery, suspense and excitement,” where you are the protagonist.

Citroën in cooperation with France-based aerodynamic simulation software company EXA announced EV Design Challenge—a contest for students of Royal College of Art in London. The future designers were tasked with creating a compelling ultra-compact model that could establish a unique Citroën e-vehicle aesthetic for the future. In course of the challenge, the car manufacturer unveiled some key industry figures to the students, thus providing them a better insight into car design industry. It also organized a trip to PSA design center — where the most eye-catching concepts of Peugeot and Citroën’s models are born.