2018 Citroen C4 Cactus First Look Review

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus First Look Review

Citroën introduced the New C4 Cactus, its new compact hatchback. The Citroën C4 Cactus has been considerably upgraded, embracing the classic case of the section concerning engines and technology while continuing to stand apart through its singular personality and relaxation. The car’s styling is as bold and modern as ever but gains enhanced standing. Inside, the New C4 Cactus offers unrivaled relaxation, immersing occupants in an authentic cocoon. Benefiting from the Citroën Advanced Comfort® program, the New Citroën C4 Cactus is the first model in Europe to feature the suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™ (PHC), which makes the “magic carpet ride” effect access to the best number, and also the very first vehicle in the world to boast Advanced Comfort chairs. Using its unique personality, the New C4 Cactus is the last word in ultra-comfortable hatchbacks, set to shake up the marketplace in first-quarter 2018.

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exterior and Interior

Look hard enough and you’ll notice the C4 Cactus’ design has been altered slightly. The new car comes with a grille between the top LED lights, reshaped headlights and a customisable fog light surround to help it look more like the rest of the Citroen range.

The divisive Airbumps have been removed from the middle of the doors and under the lights — instead, they’re integrated lower down the body — and the roof rails are now an optional extra. . The rear now comes with slimmer brake lights to make the car look lower and wider than before.

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus First Look Review

Unlike lots of small SUVs, the C4 Cactus doesn’t aim to be sporty –you won’t find it setting a Nurburgring lap record any time soon. Instead, it aims at being one of the most comfortable cars on sale thanks to special suspension that’ll help it float serenely over even the most pockmarked British roads.

It’s down to hydraulic cushions at the end of the suspension travel that absorb the energy from potholes meaning you won’t feel bumps through your seat. The changes are so thorough that 20 patents were filed in its development. As a result, it offers a ride like a magic carpet — according to Citroen.

It’s not just the suspension that’s been tweaked — the seats are made of a special high-density foam that improves comfort, prevents subsidence on a long journey and stops the seat ageing so quickly. They’re designed to look like the plush seats of classic Citroens such as the CX and Xantia and should be just as comfortable in the back as in the front. Reinforced support, lumbar adjustment, seat height adjustment and a steering wheel with height and reach adjustment are all included as standard so you’ll have no trouble finding your ideal driving position

Sound deadening has also been overhauled in the Cactus, with more insulation, thicker window glass, better sealing joints and more material used in the floor and bulkhead. Because of all that effort, the C4 Cactus should be relaxing to drive, even at motorway speeds.

The minimalism of the outgoing Cactus’ cottage Has been kept with this new vehicle. The original Cactus was intended to be as light and calming as possible and the replacement — using its door straps and expansive dashboard — is not any different. The cabin was made to feel like a cocoon as well as the glovebox straps are meant to make it resemble old-fashioned luggage.

The C4 Cactus isn’t too expensive but all of the things you’ll frequently Use are decked in premium-feeling substances so that it feels far more costly. The panoramic roof certainly helps, which increases the feeling of distance.

There is plenty of headroom also, thanks to this Cactus’ square shape and tall roof. In the rear, passengers will have enough knee and elbow room to stretch out because the new car has hollowed-out panels in the seat backs and the doors. The armrests are made of a soft material like the seats, and you should be able to carry five people in comfort. Its square shape helps boost boot space too — the Cactus offers 358 litres with the seats up and 1,170 litres with the back seats down.

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Under the Hood

There are now 12 driver assistance systems fitted, including automatic emergency braking, speed limit recognition and a park assist system that will find and maneuver into a space without you needing to control the car.

The outgoing Cactus’ motors have been carried on to this new automobile, Although there’s currently a higher-powered 130hp edition of the 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline alongside existing 82hp and 110hp versions. The sole diesel engine available is a 1.6-liter BlueHDI unit with 100hp, but a 120hp variant with an auto gearbox will come in Autumn 2018.

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus First Look Review

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Cost and release date

The C4 Cactus will be in Citroen showrooms from the first few months of 2018, with prices set to remain the same. Entry-level petrol models Will price out of £16,395.