Among the many new vehicles on display at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the bright neoprene and Airbump cladding of the Citroën Cactus M concept stood out from the crowd. Ideal for adventurous drivers with a love of the great outdoors, the drop-top Cactus M is fully waterproof inside and out and is specifically designed to carry surfboards.
The quirky crossover is inspired by the iconic Citroën Méhari, which played a central role in rural and beach life in 1970s and 80s France. There are plenty of utilitarian style features: instead of rear doors, the Cactus M has footholds to allow the rear passengers to climb in. The seats and dashboard are covered with floral patterned neoprene (wetsuit material) and the footwells have drainage holes so that you can hose down the interior.
The Cactus M is extremely stylish as well as robust, with unique alloy wheels and signature rear light clusters. The rear loop has wooden veneers, and secure fixings to carry surfboards or wakeboards. The outdoor theme does not end at the beach, as the soft-top roof can also be deployed to the rear as a tent. Even the rear seats adapt for adventurers, folding down to make a bed so you can sleep under the stars.
The Citroën Cactus M is currently just a concept car – but after the success of the Cactus crossover, it may well make an entrance in the new model range in future. Register your interest with your nearest Hartwell Citroën to be the first to hear the latest news from the manufacturer. We can also take you through the new and Approved Used car ranges at our dealerships.