Citroën Cactus concept with Air Bump technology confirmed for Frankfurt debut [w/Video]
by Rufus Thompson    28 Aug 2013
This teaser image shows us the Cactus will use the same split headlamp arrangement as that on the C4 Picasso. Click for larger images
Unfortunately we won't hear any more details on this Air Bump technology until 5 September

Citroën's Cactus concept featuring a mysterious sounding 'Air Bump' technology will be taking center stage at the carmaker's stand at this year's Frankfurt motor show.

The carmaker has released just one image of the concept along with a 21-second video (see left) showing a spongy panel labeled ‘Air Bump' being poked. Although this doesn't really tell us much about what this new technology actually does, we suspect the panels featured in the video are inserted into the bumper and can protect it from the smaller-scale collisions that can happen in everyday life.

From what we can see from the teaser image, the Cactus will share the same slim headlamps and arrangement as the new C4 Picasso, while the Air Bump panel can be seen sitting just underneath what look like high-beam projectors. 

The Cactus also features what looks like black plastic lower body cladding along the base of the bumper and wheelarch, which suggests the concept may be a crossover.

This isn't the first Citroën to bear the Cactus name, as the carmaker unveiled the C-Cactus hatchback concept at the 2007 Frankfurt motor show, so it may be this Cactus is a further study into developing a production model.

Citroën says more details on the Cactus will be released on 5 September, so make sure to check back.

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