THE MOTOR
November 10th 2014
A cactus consumes little (water)

cactus

|One day I drove with my 25 year old Porsche 911 to Ikea to get 20 cheap cushions. When I returned to my car, both doors were full of dents, made by all the big box packing Ikea goers, GRRR. The new Citroën Cactus’s unique air bumps were simply inspired by bubblewrap and give the car unique identifiable looks (although the designers have taken quite a good look at the Landrover Evoque). Since Peugeot Citroën has lost more than €7 billion in the last five years, this could well be their golden ticket since the car seems to attract people of all ages (my parents just bought one in dark purple). Unfortunately the orange leather interior from the concept car was killed. Car design Mark Lloyd

One day I drove with my 25 year old Porsche 911 to Ikea to get 20 cheap cushions. When I returned to my car, both doors were full of dents, made by all the big box packing Ikea goers, GRRR. The new Citroën Cactus’s unique air bumps were simply inspired by bubblewrap and give the car unique identifiable looks (although the designers have taken quite a good look at the Landrover Evoque). Since Peugeot Citroën has lost more than €7 billion in the last five years, this could well be their golden ticket since the car seems to attract people of all ages (my parents just bought one in dark purple). Unfortunately the orange leather interior from the concept car was killed. Car design Mark Lloyd

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