Hybride HDi Citroen C-Cactus

Keywords: hybrid engine, sober, clean, hdi, dci, sdi, recyclable materials

In the lineage of Citroën C3 CNG, we had been waiting for it for a very long time, here is the first Hdi hybrid presented publicly by a French manufacturer: Citroën.
The selling price should remain reasonable but a worrying uncertainty: the marketing remains hypothetical.

The C-Cactus was first world premiered at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.

citroën hybrid c-cactus

Citroën has developed a concept of small sedan (4,2 meters long for 1,8 wide meter) equipped with a hybrid HDi drivetrain at the price of an entry-level C4.

Its hybrid diesel engine combines a diesel engine HDi 70 ch DIN (equipped with a particulate filter FAP) and an electric motor providing additional power 30 ch DIN. It displays a consumption of 3,4 l / 100 km and a CO2 emission level of 78 g / km. Exceptional performance for a vehicle in its class.

In addition, C-Cactus uses a high proportion of recycled or recyclable materials.

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Citroën announces that if (so its marketing remains hypothetical) the start of production was to be done, it would not cost more than a mid-range family sedan. This is explained by a choice of new materials and a rationalization of its design that has reduced the number of parts used, in short a return to sobriety (apparent at least)? Just over 200 parts make up the cockpit of the C-Cactus, nearly half the size of a traditional sedan of the same size.

Despite its sobriety, many equipment such as automatic air conditioning and a high-end high-end audio system are integrated (see below) ...

The return to the economy car? We hope so ... if Citroën decides to market it one day ...

Technical characteristics of the Citroën Cactus

- Dimensions

Length: 4 200 mm
Width: 1 800 mm
Height: 1 490 mm
Wheelbase: 2 800 mm
Total weight under load: 1 306 kg (on-board batteries)

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- Performance and consumption

Maximum speed: 150 km / h
Mixed consumption: 3,4 l / 100 km
CO2 emissions: 78 g / km

- Diesel hybrid traction chain

HDi Diesel Engine from 70 CH with FAP and BVA 5 Reports
30 ch electric motor housed in the clutch bell
ZEV mode

- Aerodynamics

Cx: 0,35
SCx: 0,8 m²

- Ground connection
C4 platform

- Main equipment

Touch screen navigation system
Portable MP3 player with touch screen acting as a key
Automatic air conditioning
High-end audio system
Limiter / cruise control
Electric handbrake


C-Cactus discussion on forums

Download Citroën Hybrid Cactus Press Kit

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