C4 Cactus from Citron is a real looker

Citroen C4 Cactus
There are unique features. Economy and C02 emissions levels are on the floor. And running costs are 20% lower than equivalent models.

There are unique features. Economy and C02 emissions levels are on the floor. And running costs are 20% lower than equivalent models.

Welcome to the dashing new Citroen C4 Cactus. With prices ranging from €17,795 to €23,845 and featuring unique Airbump® technology to absorb minor impacts, Citroen reckon they have the car of the moment.

Visually striking, the C4 Cactus stands out in the competitive C, and not alone because of its modern design.

At the launch Citroen hailed such features as the revolutionary Airbump® technology, a stand-out design feature that absorbs minor impacts; a fully digital, intuitive interface with controls grouped around a 7-inch touchscreen; wide sofa-style front seats on ETG version (Efficient Tronic Gearbox); ‘Magic Wash’ windscreen wipers that reduce washer fluid consumption and reservoir size by 50%.

The range also features the world’s first roof-mounted passenger airbag, allowing for more in-dash storage and a panoramic glazed roof with advanced heat protection.

In terms of efficiency, owners can expect returns of up to 3.1l/100km (91mpg), with CO2 emissions from 82g/km. Running costs could be down by around 20% compared to a typical C segment hatchback, Citroen insist.

The C4 Cactus is available with three high specification trim levels, Touch, Feel and Flair. Prices start from €17,795 for the petrol

PureTech 75 manual Touch, rising to €23,845 for the BLUEHDi 100 Flair.

The C4 Cactus pioneers the concept of the ‘Crosshatch’, offering an alternative to a conventional C segment hatchback; more space than a B segment crossover and a downsizing opportunity from larger C segment crossovers.

The Cactus is available in 10 body colours. The standard specification black door mirrors and rear quarter-panel inserts can be changed to a choice of red or white. The roof bars can also be personalised, with an optional gloss white finish or standard gloss

black.

A range of stylish wheels come in 15” to 17” diameters, including four alloy designs. There are five choices of seat upholstery – including velour, cloth and leather options – complemented by three interior ambiences (door trims and dashboard) – Stone Grey, Purple Highlight and Habana Highlight.

Unique to the C4 Cactus and an instantly recognisable feature, Citroen’s new Airbump® technology provides an innovative solution to everyday problems in a stylish and practical way.

Fitted to the front and rear doors, the tough air-filled TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) capsules protect against minor bumps and scrapes. Airbump® panels require no specific maintenance and reduce the stress and expense associated with car park dings and dents.

The Citroën C4 Cactus is offered with five efficient powertrains, three petrol – PureTech 75, PureTech 82 and PureTech 110 S&S – and two HDi diesels - e-HDi 92 & BlueHDi 100. Engines are mated to either 5-speed manual or 5 or 6-speed ETG (Efficient

Tronic Gearbox) transmissions.