The legendary French automobile maker, who etched a mark in the common car and rally car sections, is planning to unveil a concept car called the Cactus at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, which is only 5 days away. But technology got the upper hand and details about the new concept are already all over the internet.
The Cactus will be included in the ’C’ range that will take its place at the end of the brand lineup. It looks like a rough off-roader, that’s slightly more off the ground than other cars in production today. Huge wheel arches and dual tone body color give the Cactus a forceful one of a kind appearance. The ‘air-bumps’ around the car are protective pads that car absorb low speed impacts. Just like the C4 Picasso, the Cactus comprises of a split headlight assembly, this futuristic trait will be made standard on all the prospect C segment models.
The Cactus sits on huge 20 inch alloys, which definitely will not be a part of the actual production lineup. The rear of the car is analogous to the C-Concept Cactus that was exposed way back in 2007, it also has 3D stop lights that are based on the recent vehicles of the brand. As mentioned earlier the car has one of the most futuristic designs in the world today, so the interior also supports this concept. There are very few buttons that can possibly be, thus most of the operations has to be done through a big touch screen mounted on the dashboard. There are only three driving modes, forward, reverse and neutral, this basically indicates the use of a standard gearbox. Apparently the Cactus is powered by hybrid air technology, combined with a typical internal combustion engine and a pressurized air pump that drives the tires depending on the weight provisions.