Nine things to know about the Citroën Cactus M

The Cactus M concept is a modern take on the values that led to the development of the Méhari

The Cactus M concept is a modern take on the values that led to the development of the Méhari

Citroën has taken the roof off the Cactus and transformed it into a beach buggy, we find out more about the Cactus M writes Geraldine Herbert

  • According to Citroën the overall design of the cabin is suppose to resemble the hull of a boat and the surf-style seats are made from a waterproof neoprene fabric designed to resemble wetsuits
  • Further protection from the rain is provided by an inflatable top.
  • The Cactus M is inspired by the 1968 Citroën Méhari, a soft-top off-roading truck that was a huge cult hit in the 1970s and ’80s
  • You can’t get much more beach-friendly than the Cactus M there is even drainage outlets integrated in the foot wells so the entire cabin can be hosed down.
  • If you fancy a night on the beach the rear seat can become an extension of the boot to create a ‘couchette’ and the roof that can be made into a tent.
  • With a 108bhp 1.2 litre petrol engine under the bonnet If you are looking for power and vroom the Cactus M may not be the one from you
  • In terms of size it shares the same length and height with the standard Cactus but it is fractionally wider at 1.77 metres
  • Four drive settings allow you to choose grip control depending on the surface you are travelling on
  • Citroën insists the Cactus M is simply a concept for now but it will be on show at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

For more information on the Citroën Cactus  M check out Citroen.co.uk , the Citroen UK facebook page

Geraldine Herbert

6th September, 2015

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring journalist Geraldine Herbert is the founder of wheelsforwomen. A jury member for the International Women’s World Car of the Year, she has been a motoring journalist for over ten years and is the motoring expert for Good Housekeeping Magazine and their “Women at the Wheel” section of goodhousekeeing.co.uk. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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