Citroen Reveals e-Mehari Hard Top

FEB 12 2018 BY CHRIS BRUCE 4

Now, people can drive the E-Mehari any time of the year.

Citroen e-Mehari Hardtop

The Citroën E-Mehari is a hyper stylish, retro-inspired EV with a glaring problem in its standard guise – even with the flimsy roof in place, the vehicle’s open layout makes it uncomfortable to drive when the temperature gets chilly.

A big update for the model now eliminates this issue because there’s now an E-Mehari hardtop with a roof, side windows, and opening rear glass.

The improvements to the E-Mehari go far beyond the addition of the hardtop variant to the lineup. All examples of the updated EV have extra amenities like central locking, airbags, automatic high beams, and tire pressure monitoring. There’s also better insulation for reducing cabin noise and improved thermal management.

On the outside, the E-Mehari doesn’t change much, other than using black versions of Citroën’s chevron logo. Inside, the cabin features a revised dashboard with body-color trim and new seats.  The center stack also gains storage compartments for holding small items. Customers can choose between Beige or Orange upholstery with a floral insert.

Citroën has powertrain upgrades for the E-Mehari, too. The electric motor now produces 122 pound-feet of torque (166 Newton-meters) – a 20 percent boost in output. Range falls slightly to 195 kilometers (121 miles) in the New European Driving Cycle test instead of 124 miles (200 km) previously (think about 85 miles range in the real world/EPA cycle).

After applicable incentives, the updated E-Mehari Soft Top starts at 19,500 euros ($23,350 at current exchange rates), and the Hard Top goes for 20,700 euros ($24,790). Buyers can choose among four body colors with whimsical names like Into the Blue, My Funny Clementine, Say Yellow, and Stellar White. There are also Black or Orange choices for the soft top. The hard top only comes in gloss black.

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4 Comments on "Citroen Reveals e-Mehari Hard Top"

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James

Would be great for South Africa. But Citroen just left … sad 🙁

a-kindred-soul

This car should not be sold, because it is not “green”. The battery of company Bolloré empties itself in two days when the car isn’t used, because the battery must be kept at a high temperature. Using the grid for miles not driven is criminal.

Mister G

FUGLY LOL

wavelet

The e-Méhari is rather a niche… Why are we not seeing decent BEV versions of the better-selling models like Berlingo (and not just 22kWh and the panel van… at least 33kWh like the Kangoo if not 41kWh, andof course Multispace), not to mention C3 and C4 Picasso.
PHEVs would also be welcome, and not just expensive DS-brand or C5 Aircross.