CITROňN C4 CACTUS:
NEW WORLD, NEW IDEAS!
world is changing and so are consumer expectations, shifting at growing
speed. And cars? CITROňN has an answer to the questions of the day, a
real alternative to the compact hatchback: the CITROňN C4 CACTUS. In
the fiercely competitive C segment with its apparently immutable design
cues, the CITROňN C4 CACTUS stands apart with a unique design that is
both functional and attractive. An original vehicle that meets a
specific challenge: to bring customers more of what really matters.
The CITROňN C4 CACTUS heralds a new order in
more useful technology
…with optimised cost of ownership!
To solve the equation, CITROňN has adopted an
greater emphasis on what really matters to customers. Adopt
technological innovations reflecting decisive choices in design,
comfort, convenience and running costs:
an innovation by CITROňN. Useful, attractive and customisable, this
graphic feature enhances vehicle design while protecting the bodywork.
A fully digital, intuitive interface and airy,
connected driving position with controls grouped around a 7-inch touch
screen, fitted as standard.
Wide sofa-style seats at the front.
Front passenger airbag transferred to the roof
(Airbag In Roof technology), a world exclusive that creates more room
and storage space for the front passenger.
A panoramic glazed roof with advanced heat
protection to let the light in while protecting passengers from the
running costs by doing away with the superfluous. By combining an
optimised platform with efficient latest-generation engines, CITROňN
has been able to reduce the weight of its new vehicle by 200 kg
compared with a CITROňN C4. Result: driveability and low fuel
consumption (just 82g of CO2/km or 3.1l/100 km for the diesel version
and less than 100g of CO2/km for the petrol version).
design means reconciling looks and function, identifying the ideal
volumes and extending the pursuit of efficiency to the slightest detail.
CITROňN C4 CACTUS has unique styling that is both memorable and easy to
identify, like all the cars that have made their mark on their times. A
design that features:
pure, smooth surfaces,
flowing lines with no aggressive edges,
a floating quarter-light and roof,
a high-tech light signature with
daytime-running LED lights and headlights built into the Airbump,
features that each highlight a given function (protection with the
Airbumps and wheel arches, transport with the roof bars, and light with
the large panoramic glazed roof and advanced heat protection).
Airbump: a CITROňN exclusive
sum up the fundamental purpose of design: to combine style and
function. Fitted on the sides and bumpers of the CITROňN C4 CACTUS,
they add graphic structure to the pure, smooth lines. Available in four
colours (Black, Grey, Dune and Chocolate), they can be matched with the
ten body colours and three choices of interior ambience (Ambiance Stone
Grey, Pack Habana Inside and Pack Purple Inside) to offer a wide range
of possibilities for customisation
all, they provide real day-to-day protection. The supple TPU
(thermoplastic polyurethane) skin comprises air capsules to absorb
impacts. The Airbump require no specific maintenance and directly
contribute to cutting vehicle servicing and repair costs.
This attractive, functional innovation makes city
driving a more relaxing experience.
The proportions of the CITROňN C4 CACTUS are
optimised for styling, space and driving comfort:
a 2.60m wheelbase (equivalent to a CITROňN C4)
placing the emphasis on space,
the dimensions of a compact hatchback (length:
4.16m, width: 1.73m),
an ideal profile in terms of styling with 1/3
glazed areas and 2/3 side panels.
optimised height of just 1.48m for improved
shorter overhangs placing the wheels in the
first way to increase comfort is to free up space for the driver and
passengers. To declutter the cabin for a friendlier, more relaxed
The low dashboard with its
horizontal lines creates more space for the front passenger, with
generous, easily accessible storage. This result was obtained by
adopting a fully digital interface and optimising the driving position
airbag transferred to the roof (Airbag In Roof technology) and deployed
over the length of the windscreen, rather than in the dashboard as
buttons replaced by a 7-inch touch screen grouping all vehicle
functions (air conditioning, media, navigation, parameters, telephone,
connected services and driving aids),
conventional instrument cluster replaced by a
versions with the ETG clutchless gearbox, the conventional gearlever is
replaced by the “Easy Push” system. This simplified control function
comprises a “D,N,R” selection knob on the lower fascia and
steering-wheel paddles for changing gears manually.
The wide front seats also reap the benefits of
this new architectural approach, with a sofa-style design for a
more comfortable, user-friendly ambience.
the rear, passenger knee room is similar to that on the CITROňN C4. For
an equivalent wheelbase, the CITROňN C4 CACTUS provides the same amount
of space for more compact exterior dimensions. It is just 4.16m long,
for easy driving and handling in the city. It also provides generous
boot capacity of 358 litres.
The second way to enhance comfort is through the
ambience, which should be both relaxed and elegant.
clean design lines of the cabin showcase the interior styling. The
overall effect suggests the theme of travel, with a nod to the world of
handles that take the form of leather straps, bringing to mind luggage
trunks, and a storage compartment with hinge fittings and a pattern in
relief on the top part of thedashboard,
upholstery, door trim and dashboard in a choice of three colours:
Ambiance Stone Grey,Pack Purple Inside and Pack Habana Inside.
MORE USEFUL TECHNOLOGY
Easy to use, connected and accessible to all, the
technologies featured on the CITROňN C4 CACTUS focus on motorists’ real
A fully digital, intuitive full touch driving
as standard, a 7-inch touch screen with seven sensitive buttons, gives
access to a full range of modern vehicle functions (depending on
automatic air conditioning,
(including the digital radio, audio streaming, connection of mobile
appliances, and functions to store music and display photos),
(perspective view of maps, speed limit display, taking account of
traffic conditions and enabling you to select the most fuel-efficient
driving aids (display of reversing camera,
Park Assist, programmable speed limiter-cruise control),
telephone (hands-free function via the Bluetooth connection, directory
access, display of profile photos and double call management),
connected services (CITROňN Multicity Connect
portal via a 3G connection),
parameter settings (including an interactive
All these controls are grouped on a single screen
in order to be continuously available.
CITROňN C4 CACTUS can also be connected to the CITROňN Multicity
Connect application portal, controlled from the 7-inch touch screen
with a 3G connection. A range of apps designed for the road make life
easier for both driver and passengers:
use the "Fuel" app to find the nearest and/or
cheapest service station;
look for a hotel or restaurant with the
"Yellow Pages" or "Trip Advisor" apps;
check the "Michelin Traffic" app for traffic
or the "Coyote" app for alerts on high-risk
these applications are fully integrated with the driving interface.
They can thus take account of all vehicle-related information
(position, speed, route, fuel level, etc.) to provide the right
information at the right time and anticipate driver needs in all
For a more relaxed drive, the CITROňN C4 CACTUS
features a range of driving aids selected to make life
easier for the driver:
easy parking, the Park Assist system helps to find a parking space and
carries out parking manoeuvres automatically when a suitable space has
been found. The driver need only operate the accelerator and brake.
The reversing camera makes light work of
parking manoeuvres with the image displayed by the touch screen.
assist keeps the vehicle steady for two seconds on a slope. It lets you
start up again easily on slopes with a gradient of over 3% without the
vehicle slipping back when you release the brake pedal.
cornering lights provide an additional beam of light to light up the
inside of bends and improve visibility and safety at corners and
CITROňN eTouch service includes a localised emergency and assistance
call system, depending on the country. These two free 24/7 services
rely on an integrated SIM card. In the event of an incident or
accident, they ensure that the emergency services can locate and reach
the vehicle promptly.
innovations for increased comfort
comfort with a large panoramic sunroof featuring advanced heat
protection (the best on the market), designed to filter incoming light
and to keep the heat out.
similar to category 4 sunglasses, it provides effective protection from
UV rays. Excellent light, heat and acoustic protection make it
unnecessary to fit a blind. This reduces vehicle weight by 6kg and also
improves weight distribution, lowering the centre of gravity for an
Driving comfort with “Smart
Wash”, a simple, ingenious innovation that does away with problems of
visibility when washing the windscreen. The windscreen washer nozzles
are built into the tips of the wipers and release just a small quantity
of fluid. This maintains visibility during washing while also halving
the quantity of fluid required compared with a conventional system.
…WITH OPTIMISED COST OF
Deliver more of what is
really important for customers while remaining affordable.
solve this equation CITROňN adopted a pragmatic approach. A vehicle
budget includes not only the purchasing price but also the running
costs (fuel, servicing, etc.). CITROňN’s objective is therefore to
bring customers a pertinent response to each issue.
from purchase through to resale
an approach similar to mobile phone call plans, CITROňN brings C4
CACTUS customers a range of purchasing solutions in the form of a
monthly flat-rate or mileage-based payment, depending on the country.
This service, which is the first of its kind on the market, covers all
expenditure other than fuel during the period of agreement: financing,
insurance and servicing. For a fixed monthly payment, customers can
select vehicle trim (equipment, engines, etc.) and the level of service
they require without exceeding their budget (type of coverage, all-in
or mileage based, etc.).
Cutting fuel consumption
reduce fuel consumption without using costly technologies, it is
important to increase efficiency and do away with the superfluous. By
making the vehicle lighter, CITROňN has been able to adopt smaller
latest generation engines. This has the advantage of cutting fuel
consumption while maintaining driveability.
The vehicle weighs 965 kg, 200 kg less overall than a
CITROňN C4. This reduction was achieved through decisive choices:
a compact, lightweight platform,
latest-generation engines meeting the future Euro6 standard (PureTech
petrol and BlueHDi diesel with the Stop & Start system),
high-performance materials: very high yield-strength
steel, aluminium for the bonnet and front and rear beams.
weight-reducing features: aluminium bonnet, pop-out
rear windows (-11 kg), and single-piece folding rear bench. (-6 kg).
a result, the CITROňN C4 CACTUS is available in a petrol version
emitting less than 100g of CO2/km and a diesel version emitting a mere
82g of CO2/km for fuel consumption of just 3.1l/100 km.
reductions in the cost of ownership
beyond fuel consumption, CITROňN has reduced the overall running costs
of the CITROňN C4 CACTUS by almost 20% compared with the benchmark in
the compact hatchback segment. As a result of the efforts made to
optimise weight, the consumption of wear parts has been significantly
reduced. And thanks to the Airbump, repair costs are also considerably