The roof has been removed, and in its place a front windscreen and rear roll-bar with mounting points for a pair of custom ‘Cactus M’ surfboards takes its place.
The rear doors have been scrapped too, replaced by a foothold in the body sides for rear passengers to scramble over.
The rubberised AirBump body protection of the Cactus remains, and on the front doors has grown to cover the entire door.
Should the weather turn, an inflatable roof stowed in the boot can be stretched over the cabin, with a built-in compressor used to inflate the three beams that hold it in place.
The surf-style seats are covered in waterproof neoprene fabric. The rear seats can become an extension of the boot, in what Citroen calls a ‘couchette’ and the inflatable roof can be used to create a freestanding tent for two people.
With interior and exterior surfaces designed to cope with salt and sand, the Cactus M is ready for a beachside summer. The whole interior is designed to be hosed out, with footwell drainage points in the floor.
Rolling on tall and narrow tyres, the Cactus M includes Grip Control with four modes: normal, all-terrain, snow, and sand to help it cross a variety of terrain.
Citroen hasn’t announced powertrain details, but the centre console shows the tell-tale signs of an automatic transmission lurking beneath the Hawaii Blue skin.
The regular Cactus range is expected in Australia soon, with Citroen Australia recently announcing preliminary details before the car’s official launch.
No word yet on an open-top companion, but expect the Cactus M to vary in a few details if it were to reach production.
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