The new Citroen models of 2018-2019 represent the updated Citroen C4 Cactus, which received the official status of the hatchback and presented publicly on October 26, 2017.
In our review, the new Citroen C4 Cactus 2018-2019 – photos and video, price and specifications, specifications Citroën C4 Cactus, surviving restyling. The updated hatchback Citroen c4 Cactus was introduced to the public relatively recently, the restyling version received a modified exterior and a more comfortable interior. In addition, the range of powertrains significantly expanded. 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 of its predecessor with a hint of crossover (Airbump overlays on the doors are a thing of the past), is positioned by the manufacturer as a regular family hatchback and will replace Citroën C4 Cactus in the Citroën model line, Citroen C4. At the same time the novelty will please owners of the super comfortable suspension Progressive Hydraulic Cushions (carpet-plane) and soft Comfort Comfort seats made of polyurethane, which remember the form of the body of the rider.
The automaker in question has worked quite a lot over the last few years to create modern prototypes with original exterior and interior. They were the main ones when creating new generations of crossovers. Citroen Cactus 2018 has the 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 make the head optics as a continuation of the fake radiator grille. It is small, and the 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” with fully LED headlights, located on two levels, in addition to which the classic fog lights, a stylish stroke of a double chevron and a monumental bumper with a two-story air intake. In front, the new Citroen C4 Cactus demonstrates the new corporate identity of the French manufacturer, tested earlier on the models Citroen C5 Aircross and Citroen C3 Aircross.
The roof is slightly beveled, which determines the higher aerodynamic qualities of the vehicle.
On the perimeter there is a plastic protection, which protects the body from strong defects. There are additional plastic panels on the doors.
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 no longer adorned with the original name Cactus (the inscription moved to the rear pillar of the roof) and completely rebuilt. In the presence of a new tailgate, large, horizontally placed side lights with LED filling and a stylish three-dimensional pattern, a powerful bumper with solid plastic protection.
Rear lights are made in the form of a quadrilateral with rounded corners. At the same time the design is represented by diodes, at the expense of the car became 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 of this car has a very large number of features. An example of this is the following:
The steering wheel was made in classical style: two spokes with large key blocks, the lower support is represented by gloss. The design has an oval shape, which may seem an unusual solution.We will pay attention to the unusual instrument 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 front panel.
The central console is also represented by a high-quality display, which is pronounced against the background of the front console. Below are located a block with keys, which is responsible for the operation of certain functions. The display was brought out a little forward, since the control is sensory. Due to this, comfortable access to the multimedia system is ensured.
The front row is made in the form of a double sofa, with the central separation tunnel missing.
There is no automatic transmission control unit in the classic design. The switch was placed on the front panel, executed in a classical style.
At furnish the most various materials can be used, shades bright. Today, the method 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 the crossover, you can immediately note the attractiveness of the interior and unusual methods of design. Similarly, Citroën opens its vision of what cars should become in the future.
Hatchback has changed not significantly in contrast to the previous generation. Among the features we note the following points:
Mounted suspension type PHC. This design has high efficiency, copes well with irregularities on the road. High design efficiency is associated with the installation of a pair of hydraulic buffers. They extinguish strong strokes during 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 with heat removal.
The rear windows are in the form of a window, which folds to the side. This significantly reduces the cost of the car, since there is no need to install an electric drive. The tilting mechanism is very simple, made using plastic with a metal base.
Unambiguously pleased with the presence of a panoramic roof. It is made in the form of a glass cloth, on the lateral sides there are rails.
Another non-standard solution is the integration of the injectors of glass washers directly into the brushes. Due to this, it is possible to substantially save on the amount of liquid expended.
The gearbox is a simple and easy-to-use design. Maximum convenience in management 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 conducted researches specify that at road accident they very quickly open and close all a windshield.
Many of the innovations discussed above were introduced in order to significantly reduce the weight of the new crossover. So the weight of the car is 200 kg smaller than 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 2595 mm.
Installation of low-capacity modern-generation motors is being carried out, which are characterized by high efficiency with a relatively low standard. The line of motors is represented by:
Puretech is represented by a 1.2 liter engine with 3 cylinders. This design is characterized by lightness, low fuel consumption and high traction.
E-HDi is represented by a diesel design that operates the Stop / Start system. The automaker indicates low fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions.
The rest of the engines 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 1.2 PureTech (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 powerful 120-strong 1.6 BlueHD in the company with 6 MKPP or offered for a surcharge by the EAT6 automatic.
In general, we can say that the Citroen C4 Cactus 2018 is a comfortable car with fuel-efficient engines.
COMPONENTS AND PRICES OF CITROEN C4 CACTUS OF 2018
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 of sales of the updated C4 Cactus hatchback from Citroen in the European market is planned for the first quarter of 2018 at a price of slightly more than $ 21,000 for 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 crossover is an excellent offer from young people, which is associated with affordable prices and high performance. The offer from Nissan and Suzuki is not so attractive, as the automakers did not invent anything fundamentally new.