2015 Citroen C4 Cactus Review, Price and Release – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Citroen C4 Cactus Redesign. 2015 Citroen C4 Cactus is one brand new car from Citroen that will be release in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Citroen C4 Cactus.
Citroen has made its reputation building innovative and forward-thinking cars. Since the post WWII days with the Citroen DS , the French automaker has always thought outside the box, and this C4 Cactus is no exception.
The two defining outward features are unmistakably its unique yet familiar shape and the colored, bumpy panels affixed to its sides. While they are major components in making the C4 Cactus what it is, they aren’t its only innovative or interesting qualities. Other endearing qualities can be found within as well.
The C4 Cactus’ interior looks like a cross between an IKEA and a classy men’s wardrobe boutique, with Android software running the infotainment system and gauge cluster. Materials and their overall design are high quality with a certain vogue, yet timeless attribute.
Citroen seems most proud of saving customers money in the area of body damage. The Cactus’ Airbump system reduces the chance of parking lot dings and minor finder bender damage with its thermoplastic polyurethane construction and air-filled pockets. Even with their purposeful nature, the Airbump panels sure make a bold statement while living up to its Cactus name.
No official word has been spoken about pricing numbers, but it’s likely the Cactus will start around £14,000, or roughly $23,300 in U.S. dollars at the present exchanged rates.
Besides the unmistakable Airbump system, the Cactus’ shape is the first noticeable feature about this crossover. The look seems to be as much a mash-up as the interior, but that is not a bad thing. The Mini Cooper Countryman , Range Rover Evoque , and Jeep Cherokee all appear to have had a helping hand in the Cactus’ design.
The Cherokee’s stern eyebrow headlights are more at home here, while the roofline’s angle seems borrowed from the Evoque. The roof’s rear ending point on the C-Pillar recalls the Countryman, but the Cactus appears to pull it off better. The rear three-quarter view, while nowhere near a perfect match, just seems to say “Mini.” Again, these aren’t bad qualities.
The Airbump system is very likeable – both its idea and physical execution. The different colors available on the soft plastic panels helps owner personalize their Cactus with some very unique looks. Its usefulness is undeniable, to say the least. No more worries about shopping cart or door dings – as least if they hit within the Airbump area. That, perhaps, is the system’s pitfall. For the design’s sake, the air pocket panels don’t appear to cover quite enough area to be completely useful. This is especially true on the front and rear ends of the Cactus – areas that seems rather vulnerable during tight city driving and parking.
2015 Citroen C4 Cactus – Exterior Dimensions:
The new Citroën C4 Cactus reconciles the characteristics of good looks and functionality, with unique styling that is both memorable and easily identifiable.
This is a design that features:
Citroen says the front bench (a rarity these days) feels more like a couch and adds versatility to the first row layout. The second row bench adds even more versatility with its three-person capacity and folding trick. Unlike many modern crossovers and SUVs, the seatback doesn’t include a split fold. It’s either folded or upright. This is one of many weight-saving cuts Citroen included, along with the rear pop-out windows verses a full-glass power window unit.
Up front, the dashboard is an exercise in minimalism. The instrument panel is completely digital and the seven-inch infotainment screen looks like an Android tablet molded into the dash. Further right, the passenger stares at what looks like a nice piece of luggage. Interestingly, Citroen as moved the passenger’s airbag location to the roof just aft of the windshield in order to free up the dashboard for an airier feel.
Adding to the spaciousness is a panoramic sunroof that really opens up the cabin.
Citroen is planning several engine options for the Cactus. Two hybrid models complement the two internal combustion engines: a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder making roughly 82 horsepower and a diesel unit making around 100 horsepower. Not much else is know about them, but Citroen has said the diesel is expected to get 91.1 mpg on the European cycle.
Two transmissions will be offered: a six-speed manual and Citroen’s Efficient Tronic automatic gearbox with push-button gear selection and paddle-shifting capabilities.