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Citroen’s new C4 Cactus Airflow

18.09.2014

IN RECENT economic and environmental times the need for affordable and eco-friendly cars has emerged, forcing motor manufacturers to adjust their cars accordingly. The new Citroën C4 Cactus Airflow 2.0-litre concept is based on the standard C4 hatchback and was born to be the only economic car you may ever need.

The C4 Cactus was part of the 2.0-litre/100km vehicle, which was set up by the Plateforme de la Filière Automobile industry group in France with the objectives of reducing the eco footprint and the running cost of households. The C4 has broken new ground by decreasing rolling resistance; changing style, thereby decreasing the aerodynamics by 20 percent and includes hybrid air technology, which decreases the fuel consumption by 30 percent.

Styling:

The vehicle’s been styled to decrease aerodynamic drag and yet retains its modern and stylish look. It boasts small changes, such as extremely small side-view mirrors to cut a smaller line in the air and a new front bumper with three different air intakes. These changes have drastically decreased fuel consumption.

Power:

The C4 Cactus Airflow 2L has an astounding engine using a three-cylinder PureTech petrol engine, a compressed air energy storage unit and an automatic transmission, which is controlled by an ingenious electric management system, which optimizes energy efficiency. The engines provide three different driving experiences such as: Air power, which provides zero emissions by only using the compressed air motor; Petrol power, which uses the standard three-cylinder internal combustion engine and Combined power, harnessing both the engines for maximum power output.

Using these changes as well as the amazing weight reduction, the C4 Cactus Airflow 2L can provide the targeted fuel consumption of only 2.0 litres/100km.

Article written by Autodealer
18.09.2014
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