Look closer, however, and it quickly becomes clear that, apart from a general overall family look, this new electric buggy shares little with its Cactus siblings - above the surface and below.
On the styling front, E-Mehari introduces a more retro-styled look to the Cactus formula, its doors finished with grooves and protruding hinge covers, while the silver-finished upright window and rollover frames add additional flair.
And, as with the Mehari of the 1960s before it, the E-Mehari’s design focuses heavily on plastics, including a thermoformed plastic body developed to resist minor impacts.
Developed together with electric vehicle company Bollore, the E-Mehari is powered by an unspecified electric motor mated to a 30kWh lithium-ion battery power.
Citroen promises a driving range of around 200 kilometres and a top speed of 110km/h, with a full recharge period of eight hours.
A 2016 production launch is confirmed for the E-Mehari, with Citroen understood to be targeting hotels and resorts in southern Europe as the EV’s ideal customer base.