CITROEN C4 CACTUS 2018
The new Citroen models of 2018-2019 represent the updated Citroen C4 Cactus, which received theofficial status of the hatchback and presented publicly on October 26, 2017.
In our review, the new Citroen C4 Cactus 2018-2019 – photos and video, priceand specifications, specifications Citroën C4 Cactus, surviving restyling. Theupdated hatchback Citroen c4 Cactus was introduced to the public relativelyrecently, the restyling version received a modified exterior and a morecomfortable interior. In addition, the range of powertrains significantlyexpanded. Let us consider all the features of this sentence in more detail.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN
The new Citroën C4 Cactus, having lost the unusual, original appearance ofits predecessor with a hint of crossover (Airbump overlays on the doors are athing of the past), is positioned by the manufacturer as a regular familyhatchback and will replace Citroën C4 Cactus in the Citroën model line, CitroenC4. At the same time the novelty will please owners of the super comfortablesuspension Progressive Hydraulic Cushions (carpet-plane) and soft ComfortComfort seats made of polyurethane, which remember the form of the body of therider.
The automaker in question has worked quite a lot over the last few years tocreate modern prototypes with original exterior and interior. They were themain ones when creating new generations of crossovers. Citroen Cactus 2018 hasthe following features:
Head optics is made in a modern style: it is made in the form of a strip,represented by a combination of diode elements. Designers have tried to makethe head optics as a continuation of the fake radiator grille. It is small, andthe manufacturer’s badge has a continuation in the form of two strips.
Having survived the planned restyling of the body model C4 Cactus has lost
the soft linings Air Bump on the side and rear doors, the original roof rails
and the dull design of the front end.
Additional optics is represented by a massive construction, which is represented by a combination of optical lenses and diode light sources.
The front bumper has become the main element of the front of the crossover. It is in this part of the construction that a place is found for the radiator grating. In the lower part, there are small fog lights, as well as air intakes.
At the same time, the updated hatchback flaunts a new “face” withfully LED headlights, located on two levels, in addition to which the classic foglights, a stylish stroke of a double chevron and a monumental bumper with atwo-story air intake. In front, the new Citroen C4 Cactus demonstrates the newcorporate identity of the French manufacturer, tested earlier on the modelsCitroen C5 Aircross and Citroen C3 Aircross.
The roof is slightly beveled, which determines the higher aerodynamic qualitiesof the vehicle.
On the perimeter there is a plastic protection, whichprotects the body from strong defects. There are additional plastic panels on thedoors.
Side of the Citroen C4 body Cactus has changed minimally. In the past, the
Air Bump pads left, but there was more expressive protection of the thresholds
and lower parts of the side doors.
The design of the side mirrors built in turn indicators.
The rear of the body is made in a more restrained style. At the same time, the automaker made air intakes in the rear part.
The restyled version of the five-door hatchback Citroen C4 Cactus is nolonger adorned with the original name Cactus (the inscription moved to the rearpillar of the roof) and completely rebuilt. In the presence of a new tailgate,large, horizontally placed side lights with LED filling and a stylishthree-dimensional pattern, a powerful bumper with solid plastic protection.
Rear lights are made in the form of a quadrilateral with rounded corners. Atthe same time the design is represented by diodes, at the expense of the carbecame more noticeable.
It only remains to add that the buyer is free to choose from 9 colors of the body painting enamel, as well as 4 variants of the combination of the body painting and the roof.
The salon of updated Citroen C4 Cactus has changed not so dramatically as the body of the model. As before, the windows of the rear doors that can not be opened (if necessary, the glass can be slightly opened with a special fastening), a digital instrument panel, a convenient multifunction steering wheel, a multimedia system with a 7-inch color touch screen, an original front panel, a center console and door cards with handle-straps.
The interior ofthis car has a very large number of features. An example of this is thefollowing:
The steering wheel was made in classical style: two spokes with large keyblocks, the lower support is represented by gloss. The design has an ovalshape, which may seem an unusual solution.We will pay attention to the unusualinstrument panel, which is represented by a quality display. At the same time,it is made in the form of an external design that does not fit into the frontpanel.
The central console is also represented by a high-quality display, which ispronounced against the background of the front console. Below are located ablock with keys, which is responsible for the operation of certain functions.The display was brought out a little forward, since the control is sensory. Dueto this, comfortable access to the multimedia system is ensured.
The front row is made in the form of a double sofa, with the central separationtunnel missing.
There is no automatic transmission control unit in the classic design. Theswitch was placed on the front panel, executed in a classical style.
At furnish the most various materials can be used, shades bright. Today, themethod of contrasting the colors of individual panels is very popular.
Materials are represented by textiles and leather.
Of the innovations it is worth noting the new seats created by the Advanced Comfort program, installed on the Citroen C4 Cactus for the first time among all Citroën models. New lush chairs are filled with polyurethane foam and textured foam. These materials easily take the form of the body of a seated person and ensure the correct distribution of the load on all areas of the seat.
The manufacturer for the updated Cactus announced thicker glass, improving the noise and sound insulation of the cabin, as well as a huge selection of trim options: five types of fabric, Nappa leather and artificial suede Alcantara. We add a number of innovations to the asset of novelties: the system of automatic braking, the system of recognition of traffic signs and tracking the physical condition of the driver, the multimedia has got Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Considering thecrossover, you can immediately note the attractiveness of the interior andunusual methods of design. Similarly, Citroën opens its vision of what carsshould become in the future.
Hatchback haschanged not significantly in contrast to the previous generation. Among thefeatures we note the following points:
Mounted suspension type PHC. This design has high efficiency, copes well withirregularities on the road. High design efficiency is associated with theinstallation of a pair of hydraulic buffers. They extinguish strong strokesduring compression and release, thus ensuring smooth running.
The brake system is represented by a disk structure. At the same time,ventilated discs can be installed for a surcharge, which effectively cope withheat removal.
The rear windows are in the form of a window, which folds to the side. Thissignificantly reduces the cost of the car, since there is no need to install anelectric drive. The tilting mechanism is very simple, made using plastic with ametal base.
Unambiguously pleased with the presence of a panoramic roof. It is made in theform of a glass cloth, on the lateral sides there are rails.
Another non-standard solution is the integration of the injectors of glasswashers directly into the brushes. Due to this, it is possible to substantiallysave on the amount of liquid expended.
The gearbox is a simple and easy-to-use design. Maximum convenience inmanagement is achieved due to the presence of only 3 buttons.
The exclusive system is represented by the arrangement of airbags in the roof.Due to this, the front panel has become much more spacious. The conductedresearches specify that at road accident they very quickly open and close all awindshield.
Many of theinnovations discussed above were introduced in order to significantly reducethe weight of the new crossover. So the weight of the car is 200 kg smallerthan the standard version of the C4. Body dimensions are as follows:
The length is 4157 mm.
The width is 1729 mm.
The height is 1480 mm.
The distance between the front and rear wheels is 2595mm.
Installation of low-capacity modern-generation motors is being carried out,which are characterized by high efficiency with a relatively low standard. Theline of motors is represented by:
Puretech is represented by a 1.2 liter engine with 3cylinders. This design is characterized by lightness, low fuel consumption andhigh traction.
E-HDi is represented by a diesel design that operatesthe Stop / Start system. The automaker indicates low fuel consumption and lowCO2 emissions.
The rest of theengines moved to the renovated hatchback from the pre-reformed car.
These are gasoline engines:
Atmospheric 1.2 PureTech (82 hp) in tandem with 6 MKPP and turbocharged 1.2PureTech (110 hp) paired with 6 MKPP or optional EAT6.
And diesel engines:
1.6 BlueHD with a capacity of 100 hp from 6MKPP and a more powerful120-strong 1.6 BlueHD in the company with 6 MKPP or offered for a surcharge bythe EAT6 automatic.
In general, we can say that the Citroen C4 Cactus 2018 is a comfortable carwith fuel-efficient engines.
COMPONENTS AND PRICES
The new crossover
is available in two versions. It is not yet clear whether several versions will
be available. For example, the following versions:
1. Feel – basic equipment, which can be purchased at a price of $ 8,100. In this configuration, it installs 1.2 and 1.6 liter engines, as well as a robot and an automaton. When installing the automatic transmission with a 1.2-liter motor, the price is $ 9,500, and the diesel and robot version costs $ 9,000. This version of the equipment is represented by a very large number of additional options. Already in this equipment a rear-view camera is installed with a marking on the display, which will significantly simplify the parking.
2. Shine can be purchased with the AKPP version at a price of $ 10,200, RKPP at a price of $ 8,900. Unlike the previous configuration, the air conditioner is not installed in this one, it was replaced by climate control. Also, for an additional fee, two packages are installed, which provide for the presence of front parking sensors and a parking assistance system. The car manufacturer performs tinted rear windows. The multimedia system is represented by a 7-inch display with 6 speakers and a USB connector for mobile devices. R17 wheels, they are light-alloy and have an attractive design.
This car can be called a kind of experiment, which is carried out by the automaker. This is due to the fact that the crossover does not have a familiar tunnel, the instrument panel is represented by a display, the exterior is also very unusual.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
The start ofsales of the updated C4 Cactus hatchback from Citroen in the European market isplanned for the first quarter of 2018 at a price of slightly more than $ 21,000for a car in the basic configuration.
This car turned out very unusual, it is a combination of new ideas and modern technologies. However, the crossover is a representative of the middle class, it is impossible to speak about high comfort. The main competitors are:
Nissan Juke – $20 000*
Mazda CX-3 – $20 000*
Peugeot 2008 – $22 000*
Suzuki SX4 – $18 000*
* – price from $
The new crossoveris an excellent offer from young people, which is associated with affordableprices and high performance. The offer from Nissan and Suzuki is not soattractive, as the automakers did not invent anything fundamentally new.