NEW CITROňN C4 CACTUS
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THE ULTRA-COMFORTABLE HATCHBACK: ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
RIDE COMFORT: THE MOST COMFORTABLE COMPACT HATCHBACK
A EUROPEAN FIRST: SUSPENSION WITH PROGRESSIVE HYDRAULIC CUSHIONS ™ (PHC)
After the introduction of New C5 Aircross in China, New C4 Cactus is
the first model in Europe to be equipped with a new suspension system
that features Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™ (PHC), a CitroŽn
innovation that will be rolled out on future models. CitroŽn's
expertise in the field of suspension is undisputed. For 98 years,
suspension comfort has been embedded in the brand's genes. Over the
years, customers have grown attached to CitroŽn’s renowned comfort,
which is unique in the market. Drawing on its expertise and the
know-how of its engineers, CitroŽn has developed the new suspension
system to further improve the ride quality that is so typical of the
Some 20 patents were filed in the development of the new suspension
system. The way it works is quite simple. Whilst conventional
suspension systems use a shock absorber, a spring and mechanical bump
stops at each corner of the car, the Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™
(PHC) system adds two hydraulic stops on each suspension unit to
replace the mechanical stops. There is one hydraulic stop for
compression and one for decompression. The suspension therefore works
in two stages to match how the car is being used.
For light compression and decompression,
the springs and shock absorbers control the vertical movements, with no
assistance required from the hydraulic stops. However, the presence of
these new hydraulic stops means the engineers have greater freedom in
the car’s set up, allowing them to offer a ‘magic carpet ride’ with the
impression that the car is gliding over uneven ground.
During major impacts, the springs and
shock absorbers work together with the hydraulic compression or
decompression stops that gradually slow the movement to avoid sudden
jolts at the end of the range. Unlike a traditional mechanical stop,
which absorbs energy and then returns part of it as a rebound, the
hydraulic stop absorbs and dissipates this energy.
With this innovative technical solution, New
C4 Cactus offers incomparable levels of comfort, whilst taking nothing
away from the car’s handling and driving pleasure.
ADVANCED COMFORT SEATS
For even more comfort, the front seats in New C4 Cactus feature new
high-density foam that improves seating comfort even after long hours
at the wheel, or as the seats age over time.
In addition, New C4 Cactus introduces three interior ambiances
(Metropolitan Red, Wild Grey, Hype Red) with Advanced Comfort seats in
a world first for the brand. A wide range of seat design improvements
provides greater support for driving posture and ride comfort. The
front seats and rear bench are equipped with 15mm thicker foam to offer
even more comfortable seating, both physically and visually:
The visual comfort of the seats was inspired by the brand's renowned family cars, including the CX and Xantia.
The extra padding creates a real visual signature, with seats that look
comfortable before you even enter the car. The signature is enhanced by
the use of overstitching and graphic components similar to those used
in New C3, New C3 Aircross and New C5 Aircross.
Postural comfort is outstanding, with
broad seat bases and backs, reinforced support, height adjustment for
the driver and front passenger, and lumbar adjustment for the driver
for ideal back support. Combined with a height and reach adjustable
steering wheel, drivers can easily find their perfect position for
optimal driving comfort.
Physical comfort has also been improved,
with both softness and support provided on initial contact, thanks to
thicker surface foam.
Ride comfort, essential for correct
support especially on long drives, is enhanced with the use of a
high-density layer in the centre of the seat.
New C4 Cactus, CitroŽn is confirming the roll-out of its comfort
offensive with the introduction of two exclusive CitroŽn features
developed as part of the CitroŽn Advanced Comfortģ programme: the
suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™ in a European first and
Advanced Comfort seats in a world first. New C4 Cactus makes unrivalled
comfort accessible to the greatest number people, drawing on the
brand's know-how in well-being."
Xavier Peugeot, CitroŽn's Director of Product Planning.
insulation is essential for driving comfort. Extensive tests were
carried out on the acoustics of New C4 Cactus, resulting in the use of
thicker glass, modifications to the rear windows, updates to the
sealing joints around all the opening panels, the use of an acoustic
windscreen and the specification of more sound-deadening material
throughout the car. New C4 Cactus offers optimised insulation from road
and wind noise, and substantially improved sound insulation around the
engine compartment and on the floor.
TRAVELLING COMFORT: MAKING LIFE EASIER
EVEN MORE SPACE
C4 Cactus boasts a spacious cabin thanks to its ingenious design. With
a 2.60m wheelbase, the car can transport five passengers in total
The uncluttered dashboard and the hollowed-out backs of the
front seats frees up knee room for all passengers. The ‘Airbag in Roof’
system frees up legroom for the front passenger, whilst rear passengers
can easily slip their feet under the front seats.
room has been increased through the use of sculpted door panels,
enabling passengers to place their arms naturally on the long armrests
made out of soft materials.The highly accommodating boot,
makes loading easier, with a 60/40 split-folding rear bench, which
provides a volume of 358-litres, increasing to 1,170-litres with the
rear bench folded down.
USEFUL AND INGENIOUS STORAGE COMPARTMENTS
New C4 Cactus is home to an array of ingenious, functional and well laid-out storage compartments:
On the dashboard, the large Top Box is
positioned directly in front of the passenger and is in arm's reach of
the driver. There is also a large non-slip cubby built into the lower
part of the dashboard on the passenger side.
On the elevated central console, there
is a deep and closed storage space, together with a smartphone docking
area with a non-slip coating alongside the 12V and USB sockets. Two cup
holders are positioned in front of the gear stick.
In the doors, large storage spaces are
able to contain several 1.5-litres bottles: one horizontally in each of
the front doors and two vertically in the rear doors.
Map pockets feature on the backs of the front seats.
EQUIPMENT TO SIMPLIFY LIFE, DAY AND NIGHT
It goes without saying that comfort also hinges on the equipment that simplifies day-to-day life on board:
LED ceiling lights are specified in the front and the rear,
especially handy when buckling children into their seats at night or
finding a misplaced object.
An electrochrome interior rearview mirror for relaxed driving at night without any glare.
Electrically folding door mirrors are specified to avoid
damage when parked or when passing another vehicle on a narrow street.
Folding mirrors also act as a visual check to ensure that the vehicle
is properly locked.
One-touch electric windows with an anti-pinch function, which
makes life easier notably when driving through tolls or entering car
COMFORT IN USE: TECHNOLOGIES FOR A SERENE DRIVE
12 USEFUL DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
New C4 Cactus is equipped with the latest driver assistance systems,
providing reassurance and safety in everyday use. They help to
simplifying driving when needed, protect against drowsiness and moments
of inattention and guard against the risk of accidents. These systems,
displayed on New C4 Cactus's fully digital interface, stand as the
initial move towards autonomous vehicles:
Active Safety Brake – Reduces the risk
of a collision by braking in place of the driver. The multi-purpose
camera at the top of the windscreen detects obstacles, for example a
vehicle moving in the same direction or when stopped. The system
engages the brakes automatically when a risk of collision is detected,
from 3mph (5 km/h) to 52mph (85 km/h).
Speed Limit Recognition and
Recommendation – Recognises speed signs and displays the information on
the instrument panel. The speed can be registered as an instruction for
the speed limiter/cruise control with one simple instruction.
Lane Departure Warning System – Active
at speeds of over 37mph (60 km/h), the system detects the accidental
crossing of continuous or dotted white lines when the indicator has not
been used. It warns the driver via a sound signal and visual alert on
the instrument panel.
Coffee Break Alert – This feature
prompts the driver to consider taking a break after they have been
driving for two hours at speeds above 43mph (70 km/h).
Driver Attention Alert – Warns the
driver when the system detects lateral movement relative to the road or
lane margins using the multi-function camera at the top of the
windscreen. The feature is especially suited to motorway use at speeds
over 40mph (65 km/h)
Blind Spot Monitoring System – Lights in
the door mirrors warn the driver if a vehicle is present in the blind
spot on either side of the car.
Park Assist – Makes parking easier and
safer. This system provides active assistance for parallel and
perpendicular parking. On the driver’s request, the feature
automatically detects a parking space then safely steers the car into
Reversing Camera – When the driver
selects reverse gear, a camera displays the rear view of the vehicle on
the 7-inch touchscreen. The image is supplemented by colour reference
points indicating proximity to any obstacles. This extended vision
makes for easy manoeuvres.
Hill Start Assist – To make hill starts
easier, this system prevents any undesired vehicle movement on inclines
when the brake pedal is released. The function activates on inclines of
over 3% by holding the vehicle in position for two seconds.
Front Fog Lights with Cornering Function
– Depending on the angle of the steering wheel, the left or right fog
light activates in addition to the main headlights to illuminate up to
a 75į angle to the right or left of the vehicle. The system operates at
speeds above 24mph (40 km/h).
Keyless Entry and Start – This system
allows the driver to lock, unlock and start the car without taking the
key out of their pocket.
Grip Controlģ – Enables the vehicle to adapt its front wheel grip depending on the surface (snow, mud, sand etc.)
THREE CONNECTIVITY TECHNOLOGIES
New C4 Cactus offers intuitive and leading-edge systems to ensure
continuity between the driver’s digital world and their car, ensuring
they can stay connected, navigate to a destination or simply relax.
Mirror Screen Function with Android
Auto, Apple CarPlay™ and MirrorLinkģ: The driver can enjoy the
multimedia content and apps on their smartphone – in complete safety –
by replicating and controlling them via the 7-inch touchscreen.
CitroŽn Connect Nav: A latest-generation
3D connected navigation system with a host of advantages. Combined with
the 7-inch touchscreen, this system boasts voice recognition for
controlling navigation, phone and media functions without the driver
having to take their eyes off the road. The system comes with connected
services such as TomTom Traffic (for real-time traffic information),
fuel station and car park localisation and prices, weather information,
and a local point-of-interest search function. Users will also
appreciate the accident black spot alert feature.
CitroŽn Connect Box: Incorporating
CitroŽn’s Emergency & Assistance system, this important item of
equipment links to a specialised assistance platform in the event of a
breakdown or accident.
SEVEN* EFFICIENT AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRIVETRAINS
New C4 Cactus is available with the latest generation engines
delivering top-class performance. For a high level of driving pleasure
and outstanding efficiency, the engine and transmission range is
perfectly adapted for city driving, weekend trips and travel to
exciting destinations. New C4 Cactus is powered by PureTech 3-cylinder
petrol engines featuring technologies for greater responsiveness
(International Engine of the Year 2015, 2016 and 2017 for the PureTech
110 and PureTech 130) and BlueHDi diesel engines, which deliver
reliability, low fuel consumption and reduced emissions.
Petrol: The highest-performance version
of New C4 Cactus is available with the turbocharged PureTech 130
S&S mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The PureTech 110, also
turbocharged, is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox (PureTech 110
S&S manual) or the EAT6 6-speed automatic gearbox for maximum
pleasure and comfort at the wheel (PureTech 110 S&S EAT6). The
entry-level model is powered by the PureTech 82 with a manual gearbox.
Diesel: New C4 Cactus is available from
launch with the BlueHDi 100 manual and the BlueHDi 100 S&S manual.
In the autumn of 2018, it will be available with a diesel engine
combined with an automatic gearbox, the BlueHDi 120 S&S EAT6, for
high-mileage drivers preferring an automatic transmission.
For world export markets, these seven engines are rounded off by the BlueHDi 100 S&S ETG6.
* May vary, depending on the country.
Marsh/CitroŽnŽt/SA Automobiles CitroŽn