Production version of Citroen Cactus Concept will be revealed in February 2014

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 1, 2013

The production version of Citroën’s Cactus Concept will be introduced on February 5, 2014. Exactly five years ago, the DS line was launched. It also marks the 136th anniversary of company founder Andre Citroën. At the launch of the C4 Grand Picasso, Autocar was able to talk to Citroën C Line boss Pierre Monferrini. He confirmed that the production version of the Cactus concept presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show will remain mostly true to the concept version.

He explained that the concept received “very positive” feedback. Citroën will use Cactus as a name for cars that are simple and have well-executed features but will not have some of the more exciting elements.

However, these cars are not budget vehicles. Monferrini hinted that this model won’t be based on Citroën's new corporate EMP2 platform used by the Peugeot 308 as well as on the new C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso models. Instead, the model will receive a different platform from PSA. He said that what matters is not the platform but its weight and its CO2 emissions figure as well as its price.

He mentioned the platforms available for this model include those for the EMP2, the C-Elysee (a budget saloon offered in China), the C4, and the C4 Aircross. He emphasized that there will be few changes to the Cactus’ design from concept to production. While the car features the classic doors and windows, it will still have the sofas, the Air Bump on the doors, and the floating C-pillar.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

In Japan, Toyota stays in the limelight by always cooking up something new for its famous 86 sports car. A colour orange Toyota 86 performance edition is one that’s hard...
by - December 4, 2016
Back in 2009, Nissan first introduced the Nissan Leaf, the company’s first all-electric vehicle. LEAF stands for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car and this particular EV has been considered as...
by - December 3, 2016
In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the...
by - December 2, 2016
Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by...
by - December 2, 2016
We have good news for those who are waiting for the latest version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. It was just unveiled in November at the 2016 Los Angeles...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries