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As the Citroën C4 Cactus came on the market, he was a conspicuous outsider, a thorn in the compact class. However, with the Facelift this spring, the French to the pan cozy.



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Tuesday, 20.02.2018
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The first impression: With the Facelift of the Citroën C4 Cactus good. Even the distinctive Airbumps, the air cushion planks on the door sheets., have disappeared.

Says the manufacturer: convenience is the top Citroën product planner Xavier Peugeot during the C4 Cactus in the first place. For it is the most compact and prickly car, but rather one to Cuddle with. Because even if Citroën as a volume and not as a luxury manufacturer, understands, wants to convince the brand in the future, especially with comfort. Not for nothing, Citroën is looking for models such as duck and DS for compromise, ready-to-drive works, and the well-being on Board famous, it is called the responsible.

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Autograph Citroën C4 Cactus:
The Cuddly Cactus

The we noticed: Welcome to the living room. If you look for the first Time in the C4 Cactus, it is hard to believe that this is a car. A fortiori, none in the compact class. Because the seats are wider and more welcoming than a luxury sedan, even the Seating in the 1. Class of the ICE, or in the Business class of the Lufthansa looks against these armchairs uncomfortable.

The Citroën C4 Cactus in the Video:



The first to test the Seating: The seats are actually nice and comfortable. That’s because the keyword “Advanced Comfort” is the world premiere of a new special upholstery foam. The is 15 mm thicker than before, and noticeably more comfortable. To drive and drives without Fatigue.

The seats, however, are only part of the comfort-Offensive. It also includes a audible better insulation against Wind and engine noise as well as the Advanced Comfort suspension. This is just as effective as a cost-effective throwback to the hydraulic suspension of the legendary DS, with the spring and damper with two hydraulic stops will be combined.

The System for the Citroën 20 patents, has registered, operates according to the loading in two stages: In the case of light-pressure springs and dampers bring the vertical movement under control, but thanks to the hydraulic stops have a longer travel and iron, therefore, larger bumps smoothly. In the case of a greater pressure, the stops absorb parts of the kinetic energy and lead you, without that pesky Rear suspension.

While the VW Golf & co. with Board stiff suspensions torment the customer due to wrong understanding of the sport and for the compensation of the electronic controls and variable dampers need to stroke the Citroën engineers to the customer with this System. Of course, it is up to the air suspension on a Mercedes S-class is still miles away, however, among the compact cars, another comes to the Ideal of the flying carpet is barely as close.

What is striking in addition, during the Update of the C4 Cactus, is of the character that reigns in the interior. Yes, you can see the consoles that they are made of plastic and that Citroën may be different as a VW or even Audi do not demand sky – high prices. But what is wrong with the car at a Premium, the Designer with fantasy betting: the door handles or the decor will remind, were on the upwards-opening glove compartment in luxurious leather and stylish Luggage.

Take a look in the interior of the Citroen C4 Cactus – with our 360-degree photo:

Unfortunately, were not retained in the Revision only the Strengths of the C4 Cactus, but also of his weaknesses: That you can exhibit in this class, the rear discs only and not open, is not firstly and secondly, are not practical. And a lower loading edge also would not hurt if you understand the car as a practical family car.

The must know: That of the Citroën C4 Cactus thoroughly revised, as otherwise, in the case of a model of care, has a simple reason: The car must also the customers of the conventional C4 in the rod hold in the summer for the time being, without a successor is about to expire.

The fresh C4 Cactus is already starting in mid-April and at the dealers, with prices starting at 17.490 Euro. The customer can choose between three engines: a three-cylinder petrol engine with 1.2 Liter displacement and 110, or 131 HP and a four cylinder Diesel engine with 1.6 Liter displacement and 100 HP. Because it has big jumps in it, puts Citroën in the fall, and a second Diesel with 120 HP of power.

We will not forget: the view into the Cockpit. While the digital instruments in other cars can capture more view than the eye, is it the C4 Cactus, not even a tachometer, but the speedometer, fuel gauge and trip mileage. Less, so the message is sometimes more. And Drive the device in this living room on wheels anyway.

Vehicle registration certificate


C4 Cactus (2018)

Compact car

Three-Cylinder Bezindirekteinspritzer-Turbo

Six-Speed Manual Transmission


1.199 ccm

131 HP (96 kW)

205 Nm

From 0 to 100:
9.1 s

Maximum speed:
193 km/h

Consumption (ECE):
4.8 Liter

CO2 emissions:
110 g/km

348 litre

1.170 liters

1.120 kg

4170 / 1714 / 1480

20.190 GBP

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