The concept car Citroen Cactus, which debuted at the last Frankfurt motor show, will be presented to the public in less than six months by 2020.
A high-performance serial hatchback called the Citroen C4 Cactus will be shown to motorists on February 5 next year. The date was not chosen by chance - this day marks the 136th anniversary of the birth of the company's founder Andre Citroen and the DS line of premium cars will celebrate its fifth anniversary.
According to the representative of the French brand Pierre Monferrini, from the point of view of the stylistics of the exterior and interior, the product model will not seriously differ from the Frankfurt debutant. The most interesting design solutions in the exterior of the Citroen Cactus concept car are the absence of middle body pillars, a littered windshield, a flat roof a la MINI Cooper, narrow head optics on LED elements and special Air Bump plastic covers designed to protect the body from damage, for example, in a collision with a supermarket trolley.
“Of course, our car will receive classic doors and side windows, but you will see other details like a sofa in the cockpit and Air Bump covers on the sides of the product model. By the way, the brand’s designers are not going to refuse visually hovering rear pillars in the air,” - Autocar quotes the words of Monferrini.
Contrary to the initial assumptions of media representatives, Citroen does not plan to design the Cactus product version on the new modular platform EMP2, which served as the basis for the creation of the C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso, Peugeot 308.
"The question is not in the platform. The question is how much the car will weigh and how much CO2 it will have. Buyers want to know how much they will cost the newcomers to operate. In addition to the EMP2 platform, Citroen has a few trolleys. For example, we have the platform on which the C-Elysee, C4 and C4 Aircross are built, "the brand representative said.
As for engines, the basis of the Citroen Cactus range of rare cars engines will be small in volume and power gasoline and diesel units. According to Pierre Monferrini, the company does not plan to offer customers a new product with a 1.6-liter turbocharged THP unit developing 155 hp.
“To adapt the Cactus to a 155-horsepower unit, we will have to equip the car with more efficient brakes and work on the chassis. All this ultimately will only increase the value of our cross-hatch,” Pierre Monferrini said.