Citroen Cactus M Concept is Just Beachy
3 Septembre 2015 - Autoblog
Oh Cactus, my Cactus. As if the production C4 Cactus couldn't get any weirder more awesome, Citroën chopped off its roof to create this cool concept that'll debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month. It's called the Cactus M, and I love it.
But what's not to love? Okay, the styling is subjective, but the Cactus M takes all of the inherent oddness of the production car and turns it into something really fun. Those funny ridges on the side? Airbumps. That rear arch? It's modular, and allows users to attach surfboards to the top. The little inlets behind the doors? Those are steps so people can climb into the back seats.
Speaking of seats, they're covered in a waterproof, neoprene fabric with a surf-esque design. There are even drainage outlets in the footwells so the whole cabin can be hosed down for easy cleaning. In fact, the seats can be turned into a sort of "couchette," as Citroën says, for lounging. And should the weather turn sour, there's an inflatable roof that stretches over the top of the Cactus, with a compressor in the rear that inflates three tubes to keep the top in its correct position. How freaking awesome.
The Cactus M is a sort of modern take on the classic Citroën Méhari, which also featured an open-top design and a go-anywhere attitude. The Cactus M comes with Citroën's Grip Control traction system, with four selectable modes: Normal, All-Terrain, Snow, and Sand. Power comes from a gasoline engine, mated to an automatic transmission – probably the horrible automated manual found in the production C4 Cactus.