A laboratory for new ideas, the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L is packed with advanced technologies that illustrate the ambition and ability of Citroën to develop innovative responses to the automotive challenges of the present and the future.
With the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept, Citroën is taking this approach even further.
On the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L, some styling features have been modified and others created in order to optimise vehicle aerodynamics. These can be categorised into two types: Variable-geometry components and Fixed-geometry components.
The C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept Variable-geometry components include:
The production C4 Cactus is already 200kg lighter than the Citroën C4 hatchback, yet the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept sheds a further 100kg. This means Citroën's designers have reduced the weight of the concept by 11% compared with the production vehicle.
To achieve this, the weight of many structural components has been reduced, with the body sub-structure featuring new materials including Aluminium and High-yield steels. These new materials are structural and help to soak up energy in the event of an impact. They also meet the highest standards in terms of mechanical strength.
The C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept Fixed-geometry components include:
With the latest-generation Euro 6 engines, the production C4 Cactus already ranks among the best in its segment with CO2 emissions from 82g/km and fuel consumption starting at just 91.1 mpg.
The C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept goes even further by adopting the Hybrid Air drivetrain. Presented by the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group in January 2013, and featured on a Citroën C3 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, this technology combines a range of proven sub-systems and technologies. Three operating modes are available:
This very low level of consumption is the result of: