One thing is certain, carmaker Citroën has given us some spectacular and avantgarde car designs over the years. Starting with the the iconic Citroën 2CV and the Citroën DS from 1955 to many more innovative and even futuristic designs. Now in present days Citroën sticks to its methods and presents us yet another unique car, the Citroën C4 Cactus, a car for you and your family to enjoy at the fullest.
Although the name might mislead you this car will probably be found amongst others of his class mostly on the supermarket parking space. Its iconic “airbumps” the plastic panels fixed to the doors sides serve as a protection againts for example supermarket shopping carts that have gone out of control. One thing is for certain this car surely is a head-turner and we will probably see equally many amazed and annoyed people by it. It comes with a “funky” looking inside, smart touch and seats that make you feel like at home on your couch.
Catching anyones attention are probably the outside bumps but more than that the cost at which this car is running and its innovations are what make it even more amazing. For example it does come with a roof mounted passenger airbag, in order to have a very competitive price the inside is kept simple. Some parts such as sun blinds and electric seats are left out in order to achieve this price and save weight. A panoramic glass roof can be purchased additonaly. Due to its light weight (200kg less than an equal C4) it should save you roughly 20pc compared to similar family cars from other car brands.
Having tested the Cactus with and 1.6 litre engine (Diesel) it is supposed to need about 3.1 litres per 100 km and have a CO2 emission of only 89g/km. Prices for this jewel start at roughlty 18,000 Euro and go up to about 24,000 Euro ranging in engines power and equipment.
Being on the road the suspension makes you feel very at ease soaking up most of the big bumps and steering feels light and easy. Due to its body however wind and noise can be a bit up at times and be a bother. All in all Citroën has managed to create a stylish and innovative family car and surely not only people here in the United Kingdom but all over the world will like it. Soon we will see the Cactus all over the world, in the USA families and their pets, in Mexico familias and their Maskota and in France la famille and its animal de compagnie will be making tours in its brand new Citroën Cactus C4.