The Citroen C4 Cactus M concept has been revealed ahead of a reveal at Frankfurt as ‘lifestyle’ permanently open-top take on the Cactus – a Cactus Beach Buggy.
Citroen are back at Frankfurt with another Cactus Concept (we had the Cactus compact SUV Aircross Concept at Geneva), and this time it’s Citroen’s take on a Cactus Beach Buggy – the Citroen C4 Cactus M concept.
Citroen say the Cactus M is inspired by the Citroen Mehari – a 2CV-based Citroen Beach Buggy that was produced from 1968 to 1988 – and it’s another example of a Citroen ‘simplified’ car concept which, to be fair, has proved a success in the production Cactus.
Front and back is much the same as the Cactus, but the Cactus M comes without a roof, gets just two long doors, a more upright screen and a fixed rear hoop. There’s also a canvas tent on-board that doubles up as a make-shift roof, steps cut in to the sides to hoist yourself in to the back seats and a pair of surf boards. The Cactus M is definitely a ‘lifestyle’ statement.
Inside is even more basic than the Cactus, with no material surfaces so it’s waterproof and beach-proof with drain holes in the floor so you can hose it out. Power comes from Citroen’s 108bhp 1.2 litre petrol engine.
We have no idea whether the Cactus M is heading for production, but we could see it arrive – in a slightly more usable form – as a production car with the Mehari badge, alongside the Cactus SUV to make up a Cactus family of Citroens.
The Citroen C4 Cactus M concept will get its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week.