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Citroen Cactus M Concept Unveiled for IAA

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Known for their often crazy ideas, Citroen is coming to this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) with a brand-new concept. Called Citroen Cactus M, this concept is an open-air crossover vehicle inspired by the legendary Mehari.

Those of you who know your concept Citroens have already notices that Citroen Cactus M is just an Aircross with the roof chopped off. That is true, but they have done a good job of modifying the body panels and upgrading the looks with new windscreen, protective parts on the sides, and that really cool rear column thingy. The whole screams fun and games.

Being a roofless open-top vehicle (it does actually have an inflatable roof that doubles as a tent), Citroen Cactus M Concept features interior materials inspired by open-air activities. The seats are upholstered with waterproof neoprene waterproof fabric. The entire cabin, in fact, can be hosed down. There are some fairly weird solutions here  as well, like how the passengers access the seats in row two by climbing over the sides of the car, using the built in steps on either side at the rear.

On paper the Cactus M appears to be a fairly capable all-terrain vehicle, equipment with stuff like Touch Drive interface and the Easy Push gearbox system as well as Grip Control function. The car is powered by a PureTech 110 petrol engine that does 58.9mpg (4.8 L/100 km) corresponding to a CO2 figure of 110g/km.

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