Color-Changing Citroën's Got It Made In Two Shades

Don't it make your brown sides blue... or purple, in the case of a cool but crazy color-changing Citroën spotted in a Beijing, China, used car dealer's lot. Perhaps the owner got tired of bystanders asking what the car's true hue really is.

Custom car paints that appear to shift from one shade to another as the viewer changes position aren't exactly rare, though their use is mainly confined to high-end sports, luxury and super-cars... perhaps the treatment is an expensive indulgence.


The egg-shaped Citroën Xsara Picasso depicted here, however, is neither sporty, luxurious nor “super” in any way, shape or form. No wonder Pablo's granddaughter Marina tried to sue her uncle Claude in 1999 when he licensed the name to Citroën... and this car's paint job won't help matters. 

Classified as a 5-door compact MPV (multi-purpose vehicle), the Xsara Picasso was produced from 1999 to 2010 by Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile Limited (DPCA), a joint venture between Dongfeng Motor Corporation and PSA Peugeot Citroën.

It would appear the Xsara Picasso depicted here is a late-model vehicle showing little evidence of real-world use and/or abuse... the latter depending on one's opinion of a brown/purple car as an aesthetic statement.

On the other hand, this may be the only such Citroën Xsara Picasso in existence AND it's for sale though no window sticker is visible. What price do you put on this kind of exclusivity? (via Car News China)