The Cactus concept from Citroën is a preview for the C-line models that will soon arrive. Citroën became inspired by the 2007 C-Cactus Concept and aimed to build a stylish car that “marries the aesthetics with the practical.” It features "Airbumps" on the sides to represent a supple material that can resist scratches and also create air capsules that absorb impacts. It doesn’t have the appearance of a compact hatchback but Citroën swears that it has a 21cm ground clearance, is 4.21m long, 1.75m wide, and as tall as 1.53m.
Its interior features a seven-inch screen that replaces the instrument cluster. The conventional control buttons were taken out to make room for an eight-inch touchscreen. Its passenger airbag is installed on the ceiling, and instead of a conventional gear stick, we see push-button controls.
Citroën also revealed that it is powered by a new iteration of the brand’s Hybrid Air system that consists of a PureTech engine and allows the Cactus to offer a fuel consumption of less than 3 liters / 100 km (78.4 mpg US or 94.1 mpg UK). No batteries are needed by the system so it saves on interior space. During urban driving, its fuel consumption rating is 45% lower than that of a car powered by conventional means.