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Andrus 09-05-2013 11:19 AM

2015 Citroen Cactus(new C line model)
 
Cactus prototype spied in Southern Europe

mick78 09-05-2013 12:12 PM

Looks pretty much like a "de concepted" version of the current Cactus concept. Not bad, but probably a bit plain for a Citroen? And the rather low ride height makes me wonder whether this will be a SUV, a Cross Over or a DS5 like in-between every segment car (and the DS5 doesn't seem to sell overly well...)

drugmirko 09-05-2013 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mick78 (Post 456161)
Looks pretty much like a "de concepted" version of the current Cactus concept. Not bad, but probably a bit plain for a Citroen? And the rather low ride height makes me wonder whether this will be a SUV, a Cross Over or a DS5 like in-between every segment car (and the DS5 doesn't seem to sell overly well...)

true..."de concepted" sums it up nicely... and sadly, if I may add... because it will obviously lose concepts best features; thin&sleek profile (taller side windows and thicker body beneath them) and LED head lamps (lower mounted "conventionals" will completely alter its nose). but I do hope its interior (minus front bench) will stay as it is... because its charming&frivolous simplicity is one of the best things of the concept...

drugmirko 12-21-2013 11:01 AM

they opened official mini site for it, but the "days counter" is still well in the double digits, so it is too soon to open thread for it in New cars section...
but, there are some funny&not much revealing sub-section animations that can be cropped....:

http://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/14/14/63/55/captur10.png

http://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/14/14/63/55/captur11.jpg



the one that IS interesting is this one...as Iink, because of its size:

http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/179608motorcar.png


interesting, because we can see that they did it again!! rear door windows are FIXED :D, because their glass is obviously too large for the "door cut-out" to be lowered and besides that, there is a window buckle, clearly visible on the inside of rear right doors window...

on the mini site, this teaser is covered with balloons, but somebody managed to "clear" them.. and if they were just a "layer" over the picture, what we see up there is real and not "a fruit" of somebody's imagination... though I'll make my "final judgement" about it, when I'll see the rest of the car, I find it "wacky".... but I cant wait for Swizz to start mentioning words like "idiosyncratic"... :D :D ;)

english version minisite: http://c4cactus.citroen.com/uk

drugmirko 09-23-2017 11:01 PM

Cactus is up for its mid life overhaul... it was caught on video while shooting its promotion materials:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuQlakw4mJQ


and here are two screen captures:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0CLJE1PhP.../s1600/100.jpg
https://servimg.com/view/17861020/244

source: worldscoop.forumpro.fr

as it seems, an extensive one, because it is getting new "family face" of C3, C3 Aircross and C5 Aircross... it obviously is loosing its roof bars too ... also, its airbump panels are decreasing in their size and number, while the side ones are moving to lower end of doors....
by some (yet unconfirmed ) info much could be changed under its hood too... it might get new engines (new 1.5l diesel and even 130hp 1.2l turbo gasoline), particle filters on all types of engines, new 6 speed manual and updated 6 speed automatic gearbox, as well as new progressive hydraulic dampers that had their "debut" on C5 Aircross ...

If you ask me... I'm kind of sorry about this "unified face" design change... I kind of liked it having its own face and
rather unique "I don't give a f**k" personality, while still being instantly recognized as Citroen! and I kind of don't understand their model strategy... they made this wacky, "bubble wrapped" B segment crossover but, they named it with C segment name as "C4" Cactus.... then they made themselves another B segment crossover (C3 Aircross) on the same mechanics and with practically identical dimensions as replacement for their B segment MPV (C3 Picasso), but thankfully, with different face (and without airbump "buuble wraps")! now, they are face lifting "C4" Cactus with C3 Aircross face and with much less airbumps... but, to -check this- "differentiate" it from C3 Aircross, they are removing its roof rails, so it would look "less crossover" and could "serve" as "mitigation model" for their aging C segment compact (C4) until its true replacement comes somewhere in 2020....
go figure :D :P

swizzle 09-24-2017 12:14 AM

This is progress. The Craptus looks less hideous than before and is now marginally acceptable.

Naga Royal Guard 09-24-2017 01:41 AM

Cant wait to see it, I love some Citroen.

Tomm14 09-24-2017 05:36 PM

It's more than a simple lifting of the C4 Cactus :)

Nicktyelor 09-24-2017 07:01 PM

They're getting rid of the air bump moldings:

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7PUiD44bl...oen-cactus.jpg

http://www.burlappcar.com/2017/09/20...en-cactus.html

Stupid stupid move. Just removing any bit of character and making it more streamlined for the masses. It puts more emphasis on the C pillar treatment which is odd and fitting of the outgoing model's quirkiness, but looks out of place now.

swizzle 09-24-2017 08:37 PM

Great move. That was by far one of its ugliest features. Goodbye and good riddance, I say. It's starting to look quite nice actually.


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