Hidden away in Citroen's latest press release concerning the manufacturer's rebrand was the revelation that its revolutionary greener-than-green C-Cactus concept would go into production.
In the press release Citroen states: "...going forward, our Citroen C-Cactus project will be an even more accomplished solution."
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Debuting at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, the C-Cactus concept was powered by a 70bhp 1.4-litre turbodiesel-electric hybrid powertrain capable of nearly 70mpg and emitting under 80g/km of CO2.
Power options for an on-=the-road model may include diesel-electric, electric or sub-1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine.
The concept used recycled materials and did away with a dashboard. While such details are unlikely to make the transition into mass production, the C-Cactus is likely to be produced as a stand-alone vehicle, rather than a replacement to the C4, suggesting that ti could be positioned as a radically 'green' model.
There are no further details at present, but a production model is unlikely to see the light of day before 2012.
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