CC Outtake: Two Modern Cars

In a post a few months back, I asked when cars became “modern“. Two milestone cars I mentioned were the Citroen DS (in a comment) and the Nissan Leaf (in the original post). So imagine my surprise when I found a Leaf parked in front of my neighbor’s DS. Technically, the similarities  pretty much end with front-wheel drive, but the shapes have a lot in common, taking into account the Leaf’s modern upright proportions.

In this view from the back, the similarity between the DS’s C pillar buttresses, and the shape of the Leaf’s tail lights, seems more than a coincidence. Hard to believe that nearly 60 years separates these cars.