What's Changed with the New Citroen C4 Cactus?
When it was first launched in 2014, the Citroën C4 Cactus stood out in a crowded market mainly thanks to its unique airbumps. It was something of a new step for the French vehicle manufacturer but one that paid off, with the compact SUV selling well and soon becoming a common sight on our roads, despite the quirkiness dividing opinion.
Even in 2017, just over 6,000 New Citroën C4 Cactus models were registered. However, after nearly four years on sale, the New C4 Cactus has undergone a few big changes in its first facelift.
A More Conservative Appearance
The most striking thing about the New Citroën C4 Cactus for sale is the toning down of its unique style. Only about ten per cent of the airbump exterior panels are present and they’re positioned a lot lower down, at the bottom of the doors. Despite this, Citroën claims they still provide 360-degree protection. Plus, the roof rails are now just an optional extra and don’t come as standard.
Overall it appears a lot smoother and rounded, with the modern Citroën front nose replacing what was previously a chunkier design. In terms of colour scheme choices too, this has been dulled down with whites, greys and blues replacing the brighter options of the original models. A more conservative appearance means while it has lost some of its quirkiness that made it appealing to certain drivers, it looks smarter and more sophisticated that should help it reach a wider market.
It’s not just the looks that have been revamped, under the bonnet a few tweaks have been made. There’s a greater focus on comfort, with a new suspension system in the form of the Progressive Hydraulic Cushion (PHC) that adds an extra pair of hydraulic dampers into each coil sprung suspension corner.
The range of engines have been increased with the introduction of a new 128bhp petrol model. There are four options in total:
- 1.2-litre PureTech petrol 81bhp
- 1.2-litre PureTech petrol 109bhp
- 1.2-litre PureTech petrol 128bhp
- 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesel 98bhp
All of these engines produce low levels of CO² emissions, below 110g/km, making their VED rate at the lower end of the scale. For high mileage fleets, the new diesel option is being touted as a good choice, while a Citroën C4 Cactus automatic will be available with the 1.2-litre 110bhp Flair trim, featuring an EAT6 automatic gearbox.
Technology and Trims
Trim levels include the entry-level Feel, Feel Edition and top of the range Flair. The Feel trim includes a seven-inch touchscreen with Mirror Screen, cruise control and 16-inch ‘Square’ alloy wheels. Feel Edition adds deep red fog light surrounds and Metropolitan Red interior ambience. While the Flair trim includes a panoramic glass roof, Citroën Connect Nav, rear parking sensors and reversing camera.
Some of the other driver assistance systems include lane departure warning, keyless entry and start, speed limit recognition, hill assist and more. The New Citroën C4 Cactus is designed to be a safe and stylish compact SUV that will suit a variety of drivers.
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