• Oct 1st 2009 at 8:01AM
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Images assumed to be the final take on the Citroen C-Cactus have found their way online, and there is a whole lotta ugly going on up front. When we heard Citroen was actually going to make a production car based on the concept we wrote "let's just hope they don't keep too much of the melted-candle look." Thankfully, they didn't.
But what they did was squash the front end of the Citroen GT, add some Nissan-esque headlights and enough curvy shut lines to confuse a protractor, then topped it off with some Klingon forehead bulges running from hood to fenders. Then they gave it a tiny body and rested the package on little wheels. If nothing else, it is arresting.

Touted as a city car, the C-Cactus -- about the size of a Sandero -- would offer three powerplants: a 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder gas engine with 90 hp; a 1.4-liter diesel hybrid; and an electric car. This car could also be the first in Citroen's Essentielle sub-brand of Eco cars which are, according to latest reports, due to roll out in 2012.

[Source: Auto Internationaal via Euro Car Blog]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like they are copying the 370Z's headlight design a bit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "in before..." (OK, OK)
      can't wait till someone says "it is extravagant", "it is so much ugly that it is beautiful" or "it kinda starts to grow on me" (and someone adds "...like a fungus")

      This is plain ugly and it just proves what I think about french design - their designers suck badly, only from time to time somehow something decent fights its way through their approval process.

      "When you can't make something beautiful, make it weird at least."
      • 6 Years Ago
      Umm... no. I WANT '60s CITROEN BACK!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Usually I'm upset that we don't get some of the cars they have overseas. they can keep that garbage though. That car is absolutely horrible.
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