Citroën has launched one of its innovative and exciting products locally, the C4 Cactus. The French marque believes the newcomer offers a unique blend of design, comfort, efficiency and innovation.
On the outside…
The C4 Cactus is set to shake up the compact crossover SUV segment with its striking design, roof racks, attractive alloy wheels, short rear overhang, and contrasting cladding. It measures 4 160 mm in length, 1 730 mm wide and 1 480 mm tall.
The exterior’s standout features also inlcude the Airbump – air-filled protective panels that line the profile. The Airbump is made of supple thermoplastic polyurethane that absorbs impacts of up to 4 km/h. The panels feature a black finish as standard, while optional colours include Grey, Dune, and Chocolate.
Spacious, feature-laden cabin
Inside, the C4 Cactus boasts a large, seven-inch touchscreen mounted mid-facia, while a digital instrument display is mounted in front of the driver. The flat-topped facia is uncluttered, with a handbag motif on the “topbox” compartment. The front passenger airbag has been moved to the roof to make more room available in the front of the cabin.
Fitted as standard on the entry-level Feel models are a four-speaker audio system, air-conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free telephony and audio streaming, cruise control, electric front windows and exterior mirrors, and a multifunction steering wheel.
Shine specification adds climate control, integrated satellite navigation, a reverse camera, front fog lights, rear privacy glass, interior mood lighting, and an uprated audio system.
Efficient engines on offer
The entry level 1,2-litre PureTech unit produces 60 kW, and 118 N.m of torque, while achieving a combined cycle fuel consumption figure of just 4,6 litres/100 km and emitting just 107 g/km of CO2. This engine is only available on the entry-level C4 Cactus Feel model. The only other motor available is the 1,2-litre PureTech Turbo e-THP with 81 kW and 205 N.m of torque which consumes 4,7-litres/100 km. Both engines are mated with a five-speed manual gearbox that drives the front wheels.
Impressive safety specification
The C4 Cactus’s active safety systems include ABS with EBD and EBA and electronic stability control, while cabin safety features include Isofix child seat mounting points, immobiliser, and front seatbelt pre-tensioners.
“The new Citroën C4 Cactus is a landmark product for the brand, both internationally and here in South Africa. It’s not only a bold statement in automotive design that breaks the conventional mould, but also a shining example of how innovation and intelligent engineering can produce a vehicle that delivers new and effective solutions,” says Francis Harnie, managing director of Peugeot-Citroën SA.
Citroën C4 Cactus 1,2 60 kW Feel – R224 900
Citroën C4 Cactus 1,2 81 kW Feel – R259 900
Citroën C4 Cactus 1,2 81 kW Shine – R284 900
Prices include a three-year/100 000 km warranty, with a five-year/100 000 km service plan, and roadside assistance.