Citroen released official details of the production version of the C4 Cactus, an unusual crossover vehicle that challenges the norm and explores new opportunities with it daring new design and features. Looking virtually the same as the concept version, the production Citroen C4 Cactus also features the concept’s Airbumps.
Airbump is an exclusive feature of the Cactus, and consists of numerous tiny air capsules fitted to the sides and the bumpers of the car. They are mainly a styling feature, but Citroen says that they also soften the impact in case of an accident.
Available in four colours (Black, Grey, Dune & Chocolate), the Airbumps can be matched with the ten body colours and three choices of interior trim (Stone Grey Ambiance, Habana Highlight & Purple Highlight). So lots of personalization possibilities there to make sure nobody will buy a second-hand Cactus!
As is usually the case with Citroens, underneath that quirky exterior the C4 Cactus is a very good car. Boasting a 2.60m wheelbase, the car offers a spacious interior which is packed with features such as a 7-inch touchscreen control panel for various features of the car, ‘Airbag In Roof’ technology, and sofa style seats. You also some nice little such as door handles that take the form of luggage inspired leather straps.
The concept version of Citroen C4 Cactus was powered by a high-tech air-hybrid system. The production model gets conventional PureTech petrol & BlueHDi diesel engines with Stop & Start. They are very economical though, offering in some version average fuel consumption of 91 mpg with 82 g/km CO2. There is also a new Efficient Tronic Gearbox (ETG) available with an ‘Easy Push’ system that further simplifies the interior.