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CITROňN PRESS RELEASE 26 October 2017

NEW CITROňN C4 CACTUS


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October 2017 - CitroŽn has unveiled New C4 Cactus, its new compact hatchback. The car’s styling is as bold and modern as ever – and it now gains enhanced status. Influenced by the CitroŽn Advanced Comfortģ programme, New C4 Cactus is the first model in Europe to feature the brand’s new suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™ (PHC), creating a ‘magic carpet ride’ effect. It is also the first vehicle in the world to boast Advanced Comfort seats. With its unique personality, New C4 Cactus is set to shake up the market in the first quarter of 2018.

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Following the successful launch of New C3 in 2016 – and the SUV offensive in 2017 with New C3 Aircross and New C5 Aircross – CitroŽn is continuing the roll-out of its full product offensive and surprising the world once again with its new compact hatchback, New C4 Cactus. This new model brings a breath of fresh air to the hatchback segment by blending the singular personality of the C4 Cactus with the class-leading comfort of the C4 hatchback. The model's status has also received a boost through the addition of segment essentials, such as 12 driver assistance systems, three connectivity technologies and a revised engine line-up, with power units now developing up to 130hp.

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With its modern and distinctive design, New C4 Cactus brings its occupants an all-new experience of well-being.
CitroŽn took inspiration from its technological heritage in terms of hydraulic suspension systems, reinterpreted this technical expertise and has now created a solution that is accessible to the greatest number of customers. New C4 Cactus is the first model in Europe to be equipped with the CitroŽn brand’s new suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™ (PHC), and the first in the world to feature Advanced Comfort seats.

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New C4 Cactus brings a breath of fresh air and originality to the compact hatchback segment:
A HATCHBACK WITH A UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND BOLD DESIGN
New C4 Cactus naturally expresses its distinctive nature through a new, broad and expressive front end, restyled wings and doors, and a new rear end design. It shakes up the conventional cues in the compact hatchback segment through its well-proportioned shape, forming a pure and powerful body profile. The model's 2.60m wheelbase and short overhangs ensure compact dimensions for excellent agility and handling, while providing all the spaciousness expected in this segment. It features classic CitroŽn graphic elements underscoring the body shape, including Airbumpģ panels on the lower parts of the doors, a floating roof, CitroŽn’s signature two-tier front end and a broad 3D-effect LED light signature at the rear. New C4 Cactus offers 31* exterior customisation possibilities, with nine body colours and four Colour Packs allowing each customer to express their own individual personality. Inside, the uncluttered and welcoming cabin immediately inspires a feeling of serenity. No fewer than five* interior ambiances are on offer, providing a choice of bright, soft and refined finishes for the cabin.
* May vary, depending on the country.
THE ULTRA-COMFORTABLE HATCHBACK: ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
New C4 Cactus takes advantage of all the components of the CitroŽn Advanced Comfortģ programme. It boasts extraordinary ride comfort thanks to the implementation of the new suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™ (PHC), which filters out road imperfections and gives passengers the feeling of travelling on a magic carpet. It is also the first model in the world to feature CitroŽn’s new Advanced Comfort seats. Similarly, New C4 Cactus makes a generational leap in terms of acoustic insulation and refinement. The New C4 Cactus also sees changes in terms of its equipment specification, thanks to the provision of 12 driver assistance systems and three connectivity technologies. The car's high-performance and efficient engines also contribute to the pleasure and peace-of-mind felt at the wheel.

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"CitroŽn's objective is to be the benchmark in terms of comfort. And, as a mainstream brand, to bring this all-new comfort to the greatest number of people. With New C4 Cactus and the introduction of the new suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™, we are bringing motorists an original compact hatchback fully in tune with its times."
Linda Jackson, CitroŽn CEO

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A HATCHBACK WITH A UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND BOLD DESIGN
PURE AND ELEGANT BODY STYLING
A CHANGE OF STYLE: UPSCALED WITHOUT LOSING ITS UNIQUE SPIRIT
New C4 Cactus embodies the essence of the original C4 Cactus design, with its unique attitude, overall composure and generous forms. It has now been updated to adapt to the cues of the C-segment with extra status and a new purity to its styling. At the rear, the body coloured tailgate is highlighted by new 3D-effect LED lights, lending it a more contemporary look. The sides of New C4 Cactus host the new Airbumpģ design, more slim-line than before and set lower on the doors, adapting to the hatchback styling whilst ensuring body protection at all times. The new model is modern and fresh, which will appeal to customers looking for something new and different in a compact hatchback.
COMPACT AND SPACIOUS
New C4 Cactus has a robust stance, boasting an optimised architecture based on the PSA Group's PF1 platform. With a wheelbase of 2.60m, which is typical of most compact hatchbacks, the design ensures generous space for all passengers. With its compact exterior dimensions (4.17m long, 1.71m wide), and short front and rear overhangs, New C4 Cactus is truly versatile in town, in suburban areas and out on the open road.
ORGANIC DESIGN: FLOWING AND ELEGANT, WITH STRONG GRAPHIC COMPONENTS
New C4 Cactus possesses a flowing and well-balanced design, which is both dynamic and reassuring, but with no aggression in its styling. The seamless continuity between the front end, the sides and the rear end gives an impression of harmony and refinement, enhancing the vehicle's strong and distinctive personality. The flowing curves retain strong graphic components that are focused on functionality and are fully in line with CitroŽn's vision of style.

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The new front end has been given a broader look in the same spirit as other CitroŽn models. The two-tier light signature, with new LED daytime running lights, means the front of the car looks striking and high-tech. The new headlights are set in gloss black surrounds for additional contrast and depth. In another classic CitroŽn graphic touch, the fog lamp surrounds can be personalised. The air intake grille is underlined by a chromed strip for more refinement

  • New C4 Cactus has an impressive profile. With its ideal proportions – one-third glass and two-thirds bodywork – and a height of 1.48m (the segment average), the new model is strong on aerodynamics. It is topped by a floating roof supported by gloss black pillars set around the car. The glazed area extends around the entire body, which serves to highlight the originally-styled rear quarter-lights that are fast becoming a classic CitroŽn design feature. Stylish and practical roof bars are available as an option on New C4 Cactus (depending on the country).

  • New C4 Cactus is equipped with wheel-arch and sill protection, together with new slimmer Airbumpģ panels on the lower parts of the doors. This combines to make the new model the most resistant to minor damage in the compact hatchback segment, which keeps vehicle repair costs down to a minimum. The new positioning of the Airbumpģ panels also boosts the vitality and prestige of the body styling, and enlivens the sides of the car with touches of colour.

  • The new 3D-effect LED rear lights are instantly recognisable, immediately attracting the eye and highlighting the width of the car. The new, broader lights extend into the body-coloured tailgate, giving the impression of width to the entire rear end. The body-coloured bumper matches the fluid curves of the sides and the tailgate, heightening the model's smooth and pure look.

  •  The vents in the front and rear bumpers emphasise the impression of width and underscore the body's aerodynamics. They further strengthen the expressive nature of New C4 Cactus.

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A CABIN BATHED IN LIGHT
The interior of New C4 Cactus retains all the strengths of the original model, creating a sense of comfort and well-being. The warm and welcoming cabin – designed like a cocoon – offers soft materials and relaxing colours. The interior is also flooded with plenty of natural light for a modern, elegant and laid-back ambience.
New C4 Cactus features a low-set dashboard with refined tones and a horizontal design. The dashboard houses a central console and a fully digital instrument panel that displays all essential driving information grouped around the 7-inch touchscreen. The pure and uncluttered cabin immediately inspires a sense of ease and warmth.
Designed for well-being and peace-of-mind, the interior is home to the ‘Top Box’ glove box, which is equipped with straps, buckles and an embossed pattern that is inspired by the world of travel. This same spirit applies to the straps that serve as door handles, inviting passengers to take to the road.
For a heightened sense of space and comfort, New C4 Cactus has a strong design expressed in graphic continuity throughout the cabin, notably in the form of a contrasting strip across the top of the seat backs. This graphic design feature, applied to the front and rear seats alike, lends a touch of refinement and originality.
All passengers benefit from a feeling of well-being and space thanks to the panoramic glass sunroof that features a high level of thermal protection. The sunroof is designed to let the light in, whilst guarding against glare. In fact, it blocks out heat and UV rays to the same degree as Category-4 sunglasses. With its thermal and acoustic protection, there is no need for a sun blind, which serves to maximise the available space as there is no loss of headroom. Weight is also reduced and the centre of gravity lowered.
The New C4 Cactus cabin is home to numerous design touches with a gloss black finish, including the air vent surrounds, the ends of the dashboard, the lower central spoke on the steering wheel, the instrument panel and the 7-inch touchscreen surround, plus the new central console. These design schemes blend harmoniously with the satin chrome touches on the doors, the button panel under the 7-inch touchscreen, the gear lever surround on the new central console, the area around the door straps and on the Top Box. The new optional upholstery ambiances were selected for their soft and pleasant appearance.

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COMPREHENSIVE CUSTOMISATION
Outside, New C4 Cactus is eminently customisable and elegant, with a total of 31* exterior combinations. The palette of nine body colours highlights the cars personality with hues that are timeless (Polar White, Obsidian Black, Platinum Grey and Cumulus Grey), fresh (Sport Red, Tapenade Grey) and refined (Emerald Blue, Pearl White, Deep Purple).
Four stylish Colour Packs are available for customers looking to add even more style and elegance: Gloss Black, Chrome, Gloss White and Red. These restrained touches of colour contrast with the available body colours and subtly highlight the Airbumpģ panels and the fog light surrounds.
For even more personalisation, customers can choose from a selection of five* alloy wheels: Grey 16-inch SQUARE and Black 16-inch SQUARE wheels, for their purity and elegance, as well as Black 17-inch CROSS, Two-Tone Black/Alloy 17-inch CROSS and Two-Tone White/Alloy 17-inch CROSS wheels – the last two are diamond-cut for a truly high-end look.
Inside, the cabin materials are very inviting, particularly the dashboard which is covered in soft, textured material that coordinates with the seats. New C4 Cactus is available with five* elegant and warm ambiances for customising the cabin:

  • The Standard ambiance is clean and pure with Mica Grey cloth seat upholstery, a grey dashboard and grey armrests and straps on the doors.

  • The Metropolitan Red ambiance heightens the impression of space through its light hues and refinement, with Beige Silica cloth seats with a dark red strip at the top, a dark red dashboard, beige armrests and beige straps on the doors and on the Top Box.

  • The Wild Grey ambiance expresses more vitality and dynamism with Grey Silica cloth seats with a pale grey strip at the top, a grey dashboard, grey armrests and grey straps on the doors and on the Top Box.

  • The Hype Grey ambiance boasts an elegant premium feel with Black Grained Leather seats, a grey dashboard, grey armrests and grey straps on the doors and Top Box.

  • The Hype Red ambiance is all about exceptional prestige, with Beige Nappa Leather seats with a dark red Alcantara strip at the top, a dark red dashboard, beige armrests and beige straps on the doors and Top Box.

* May vary, depending on the country.

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© 2017  Julian Marsh/CitroŽnŽt/SA Automobiles CitroŽn