Citroen shows their latest eco-tech with the C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept at the Paris Motor Show

Citroen is "strutting its eco stuff" at the Paris Motor Show with the C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept. Citroen took a production Cactus and applied the latest aero tweaks and their Hybrid Air technology to create a vehicle with class-leading fuel efficiency. Aerodynamics were improved more than twenty percent with extensive wind tunnel development (see pics) that lead to "cleaner" surfaces with the soon-to-see-production (hopefully) rear-view cameras (right) one of the more interesting outcomes. Vehicle weight was reduced with the utilization of lighter parts. Lower rolling resistance tires were used and the concept showcases Citroen's Hybrid Air tech (a 30 percent improvement). For more info, check out the brief release after the jump. More to come...

Source: Citroen - Press release after the "read more" jump. Previous Post.

Press Release:

Faced with urban concentration, environmental requirements and economic pressure, customers today see fuel consumption as a key concern. True to its DNA, CITROËN is applying its creativity and technology to a new challenge with the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. A true laboratory for new ideas, the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept is packed with advanced technologies illustrating the ambitions and ability of CITROËN to develop new and innovative responses to the automotive challenges of the present and the future.

With the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept, CITROËN delivers consumption of 2l/100 km. A breakthrough fuel consumption obtained with:

- optimised design with a 20% improvement in aerodynamics

- lower rolling resistance (Tall&Narrow tyres)

- efforts to use lighter parts and thus reduce overall vehicle weight by 100 kg

- the implementation of Hybrid Air technology, which cuts fuel consumption by 30%.

The birth of the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept

The C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L project was conducted as part of the “2l/100 km vehicle” programme set up by the Plateforme de la Filière Automobile, an industry group. The objective: to deliver practical solutions to reduce the impact of vehicle running costs, on household expenditure and to reduce the eco-footprint of car travel.

CITROËN has decided to develop this project on the basis of its new model, C4 Cactus. With this vehicle, CITROËN has made a commitment to bring customers more of what really matters today: more design, more comfort and more useful technology at an affordable cost. More than any other vehicle, the C4 Cactus lends itself to this particularly ambitious exercise: to develop a very-low consumption high-tech concept that is both efficient and attractive.