Among all the discussion of the Citroen Cactus, reviewed here, is a small but pleasing detail.
I had a closer look at the Citroen Cactus a few days ago and noted the difference made by choosing the warmer colours. While the car is more of a design statement than a design-and-function statement, Citroen should be congratulated for permitting velour to make a comeback.
Woven cloths and leather have dominated car interiors for more than a decade. Velour has been absent as a result. But for the Cactus, a small rebellion means that the warm and durable material known as velour is part of the many nice details inside the car. This development is not important in the grand scheme of things yet it might be added to the small stock of reasons to cheer up a tiny bit.
The door pull is also rather good. What I am now waiting for is for such cheerfully unnecessary details to find their way into some larger cars. This kind of thing need not be the preserve of “youthful” smaller vehicles.