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Citroen Cactus M Concept Breaks Cover Online, Features Waterproof Interior

We all know how things work whenever a new model or concept is announced for a motor show: we get some teasers, then some pictures are leaked, and the carmaker has no other choice than to release official info and images.
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The same happened with the Citroen Cactus M concept scheduled to debut this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

It was only yesterday when we brought you leaked images with the prototype based on the C4 Cactus crossover, but now we get to see the concept in official photos.

Also, Citroen provided some info on the open-top crossover, so let's see what was their approach to this one.

The M Concept received a new windscreen, straighter than the one seen on the C4 Cactus. Moreover, the doors are made of plastic in order to keep the whole thing as lightweight as possible, just like the Mehari used to present itself 40 years ago.

As you can see, the cabin is completely open and passengers sitting in the second row of seats have to climb over the body side to get in by using an insert for support.

Speaking of the interior, Citroen fitted this area with drainage outlets in the foot well, which means the interior can be washed just like the exterior, you know, when too much sand finds its way inside.

We're mentioning sand because the prototype is inspired by the world of surfing. We're sure you've noticed by now how the waterproof seats resemble wetsuits.

Fortunately, Citroen also told us what the Cactus M will carry under the hood. French engineers will fit a PureTech 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine good for 110 horsepower. The unit will be managed by a six-speed automatic gearbox, and we expect the engine-transmission duo to find its way on the ongoing Citroen C4 Cactus in the near future.

The concept will be presented in Frankfurt, so we'll get to see it in the metal...or plastic.

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