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Citroën beats up an SUV with a Cactus stick

Following the critical and commercial success of the C4 Cactus, Citroën figured it might as well try applying the same theme to a larger crossover and created the Aircross Concept.

(Slightly) less polarizing then its smaller sibling, the Aircross features plenty of the design cues that make the Cactus stand out: Air Bump inserts, funky lights and wrap-around glasshouse on the outside, minimalist dashboard design with a separate screen instead of an instrument binnacle on the inside.

What I’m really curious about, though, is whether any production model this concept may spawn will also benefit from the unique engineering approach that made its little brother so appealing: lighter weight, smaller engines, smaller components, simple solutions. Seeing as this car is more likely to be aimed at China (Citroën’s largest single market (!), with over 25% of their sales) where solidity is valued more then efficiency and clever engineering I am pessimistic, but I’ve said that before and time and time again Citroën proved me wrong. Hope they do so again!