The Citroën Cactus compact crossover was spied undergoing final winter testing ahead of a confirmed debut on February 5th.

Set to join Citroën's budget C-Line, the Cactus was previewed last year by an interesting concept exhibited at IAA in Frankfurt. It had so-called "airbumps" made from a resistant and durable material which will make it to the production model (in a variety of colors) as a feature to protect the vehicle from small impacts.

Also borrowed from the concept is going to be the lounge-like interior while a panoramic sunroof will be offered as well. The compact crossover will be available with several PSA-developed gasoline and diesel engines but don't expect high outputs since Citroën wants to keep the model affordable. For the same reason the French marque has decided not to use the recently launched EMP2 platform and will offer only simple gearboxes.

The Citroën Cactus production version will be revealed in full on February 5th and will likely be showcased in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

Citroen Cactus compact crossover spied ahead of next month’s reveal