During the Frankfurt Motor Show, Citroen Showed a cool SUV concept which was called Cactus. It was one of the coolest design at the show but we have got official details and pictures of production ready model which is almost the same as the concept. The production ready car will be called Citroen C4 Cactus. Size wize the crossover is slightly smaller than Nissan Qasqai. Most car manufacturers tend to downplay the design before the car goes into production.The design is almost unchanged as compared to crazy concept car which is not quite common in automotive world.
With C4 cactus, Citroen has introduce new design elements. Air filled cushions are present on the front, back-side and doors which are called Airbumps. They are designed to protect the passenger and car during minor accident. At the same time the Airbumps can be customized and are available in four colors black, gray, chocolate and sand dune. There are ten exterior colors to choose from along with three different interior trims. This makes it a highly customizable vehicle. Citroen C4 Cactus measures 4160 mm in length, 1730 mm width and is 1480 mm high. It has a wheelbase of 2660 mm similar to Citroen C4 but is 200 kilograms lighter, thanks to new EMP1 platform.
The interior is also clearly influenced by the concept. The design is clearly minimalist, with metallic details and black trim. The front row has slightly odd layout with sofa style seats. It gets a new infotainment system with large touchscreen and a further small digital instrument panel instead of analog. Also present is knob style automatic gearbox replacing the traditional lever. The newly designed steering wheel is almost square. Citroen C4 cactus will be available with three cylinder turbo gasoline engine and one liter turbo diesel engine. Both of these engines are equipped with excellent fuel economy and CO2 emmisions under 100 gm/Km. The most economical diesel engine delivers 3.2 liter/100 km(75 mpg). The new C4 Cactus model shows up at dealerships later this year and will be presented officially at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
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