Citroen has announced that it will show a new concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.
And, no, it won't be the car shown in these images. Instead of the usual shadowy teaser shots, Citroen has supplied a gallery of images of its bare-bones open-topped Méhari 'utility' that it manufactured between 1968 and 1988.
But there is a new Méhari coming - at least in concept form. And the new Citroen C4 Cactus is to provide its bones, in the same way that the original 2CV provided the underpinnings for the first Méhari.
And the name? Méhari is the name given to a type of fast running camel, pointing to the Méhari's practical no-nonsense frugality, in the same way the Cactus name does.
Some of the Méhari’s original features include a pre-coloured body made from impact resistant ABS plastic, with a soft top roof for a vehicle not dissimialr to a Mini Moke. The Méhari’s relatively simple construction meant it weighed under 600kg.
While Citroen is keeping details under wraps it is fair to expect this new C4 Cactus concept will appear without a roof, and be trimmed for a life outdoors.
The production C4 Cactus is yet to debut in Australia, but is expected to go on sale here early in 2016. It will arrive with the same 1.2 litre turbo engine and six-speed automatic as seen in the recently refreshed C4 hatch.
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