Citroën C4 Cactus

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Citroën C4 Cactus
Citroën C4 Cactus BlueHDi 100 Shine Edition – Frontansicht (3), 2. November 2014, Münster.jpg
Manufacturer Citroën
Production 2014–present
Assembly Spain: Madrid (Centro de Madrid)
Body and chassis
Class Mini crossover
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform PSA PF1 platform
Related Citroën C3
Citroën DS3
Peugeot 208
Engine 1.2 L I3 (petrol)
1.6 L I4 (diesel)
Wheelbase 2,595 mm (102.2 in)
Length 4,157 mm (163.7 in)
Width 1,729 mm (68.1 in)
Curb weight 965 kg (2,127 lb) - 1,070 kg (2,360 lb)

The Citroën C4 Cactus is a mini crossover produced by French automaker Citroën in Spain. The C4 Cactus is considered as a compact SUV although it is based on the PSA PF1 platform that underpins the smaller Citroën C3 and DS3. A distinctive design feature is the “Airbump” panels on the car's sides, designed to protect the vehicle from damage in car parks. The Citroën C-Cactus concept presented at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show previewed the production version.[1]

Production and sales[edit]

Production started in spring 2014 at PSA's factory in Villaverde, Madrid. Sales commenced in France in June 2014. It is a 5-door SUV in Touch, Feel and Flair trim levels and is powered by 1.2 L Inline-three engine petrol and 1.6 litre Inline-four engine diesel engines.[2][3]

In 2016, three further trim levels were added to the C4 Cactus range: Flair Edition, Rip Curl and W.

The Rip Curl is a collaboration with the surfing brand of the same name and is marketed as a more adventure-based vehicle, with its 'Grip Control' feature meaning the driver can adjust the car to driving on either tarmac, snow, mud or ice. This works by the ECU adjusting the power delivery to each of the front wheels independently, based on whichever wheel has more grip at any one moment. Aside from 4-season Goodyear tyres, all other changes are purely aesthetic, with 'Rip Curl' graphics and orange seat belts amongst the differences.[4]

The 'W' trim is an all-white model, with a Pearl White body colour, plus white door mirrors, door handles, roof bars and alloy wheels.[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Claire Bal, May 23, 2014, "Citroen C4 Cactus brings Madrid factory back to life" ''Automotive News Europe''". 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Citroën France". 2015-09-15. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  3. ^ Catalogue de la Revue Automobile 2014 ISBN 978-3-613-30768-1 p. 180.
  4. ^ "Citroen C4 Cactus Rip Curl edition rolls in (surf board not included)". AutoExpress. 2016-05-25. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Citroen Launches C4 Cactus W Special Edition In The UK". CarScoops. 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  6. ^ "World Car of the Year 2015 revealed". Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  7. ^ "Citroën C4 Cactus Wins Car Design News Award for 'Production Car of the Year' - Citroën United Kingdom". 2015-03-05. Retrieved 2015-09-23.'cactus'