The „compact saloon“ is a comfortable

Cologne, 27. October 2017

Since the market launch of the C4 Cactus at the 2014 Citroën referred to the model as a "compact sedan". We would categorize it more as a Crossover. Anyway, the car (which is based not on the compact C4, but on the small car platform PF1) is now being given a Facelift.

Hydraulic Spring-Stops

Among the technical innovations, a suspension with progressive hydraulic abutment (Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, PHC), which is from the C5 Aircross known. While a conventional rear Suspension consists of a damper, a spring and a mechanical stop, there is, in addition, two hydraulic stops – one for pressure and train. Compared to the mechanical stop, the spring-Back effect is eliminated here because the absorbed energy (can be discharged via the hydraulic oil). Overall, the comfort should be increased so significantly. The same purpose, to serve the new seats. You are now padded thicker and contain more solid foam. In order to reduce the noise development, the C4 Cactus also thicker slices, and a better body insulation.

Modified Airbumps and wider rear lights

Visually, it is striking that the Airbumps (reduces the size of the plastic pads to protect against minor Parking dents), and at the bottom were moved, like the C5 Aircross. At the Front of the two-storey luminaires division. However, between the slit-like daytime running lights, there is now a Grill with a built-in dual angle. In the bumper, the fog lights are highlighted by a frame in a contrasting color, in addition, there are vertical air slots in front of the wheel arches. Similar to the air vents found in the rear. Come to new, wider taillights with 3D effect. In addition, the tailgate is now painted fully in body color, the matte plastic parts in contrast color.

Dimensions: Practically constant

Nine exterior paint finishes and four Style packages (with Details in Black, silver, White, and Red) are offered. A total of 31 foreign variants. With five equipment versions and five different rims (16 or 17 inch). The dimensions change only slightly, so the length grows to about an inch to 4.17 meters. The boot capacity is 358 to 1,170 litres unchanged. Inside, it remains Essentially in the well-known, unusual concept: The driver is looking, instead of the conventional instruments on a rectangular screen in landscape format in the middle of the well-known Seven-inch infotainment monitor, is emblazoned. Straps and buckles in the Cockpit, reminiscent of travel trunks. What is new is that the seats in the higher equipment now have a horizontal line in the upper area.

More Diesel is added

The engine range starts with the well-known three-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline engine puretech 82 – of the previously offered 75-horsepower gasoline engine is eliminated apparently. It is the three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine puretech 110 and 130. On the diesel side, only the BlueHDi 100 so far, with the new C4 Cactus in the BlueHDi 120 and is joined in the autumn of 2018. For technology supply the camera-based emergency braking system Active Safety Brake, a road-sign recognition with speed limit in cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot assist, a Parking assistant and a rearview camera leave. Market launch for the C4 Cactus in the first quarter of 2018. The prices are expected to start at about 15,500 Euro.(sl)