Citroën C4 Cactus
|Citroën C4 Cactus|
|Assembly||Spain: Madrid (Centro de Madrid)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Platform||PSA PF1 platform|
|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.
Production and sales
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.
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.
- 2015 New York International Auto Show: World Car Design of the Year
- 2015 Geneva motor show (Car Design News): Production Car of the Year.
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- "Citroën France". Citroen.fr. 2015-09-15. Retrieved 2015-09-23.
- Catalogue de la Revue Automobile 2014 ISBN 978-3-613-30768-1 p. 180.
- "Citroen C4 Cactus Rip Curl edition rolls in (surf board not included)". AutoExpress. 2016-05-25. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
- "Citroen Launches C4 Cactus W Special Edition In The UK". CarScoops. 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
- "World Car of the Year 2015 revealed". Retrieved 2015-04-07.
- "Citroën C4 Cactus Wins Car Design News Award for 'Production Car of the Year' - Citroën United Kingdom". Citroen.co.uk. 2015-03-05. Retrieved 2015-09-23.
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