French manufacturer confirms details for quirky Citroen C4 Cactus SUV
The little SUV with the puffy plastic side panels, the Citroen C4 Cactus, will be priced from $26,990 when the range arrives in Australia from February 2016.
Two different drivetrain options will be available for the Citroen C4 Cactus: the PureTech 1.2 litre turbo petrol three-cylinder engine that produces 81kW and 205Nm and is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and a 1.6 litre diesel that develops 68kW and 230Nm and is paired to a six-speed semi-automatic. The diesel is priced from $29,990.
A number of new and innovative features will be introduced when the Citroen C4 Cactus is launched including the Airbump side panels which are designed to minimise dents in carparks, digitised control panels and displays, large sofa-style front seats, a roof mounted passenger airbag and an optional panoramic glazed roof.
Citroen is targeting the Citroen C4 Cactus at younger buyers and as such is offering accessories – all of which are at an extra cost- such as coloured Airbump panels, roof rails, door mirrors, wheels, interior options and a palette of outlandish exterior colours. There are said to be 23,184 combinations available, so that it will be rare for any two Cacti to be alike.
Standard equipment will comprise of reverse camera with rear parking sonar, DAB+ Digital Radio with 6 Speakers and ARKAMYS Digital Amplifier, Bluetooth connectivity and USB input, automatic lights & wipers with Magic Wash, climate control air conditioning, cruise control and cornering fog lights.
Curiously, disc brakes are only fitted to the front wheels, with the rear wheels having to make do with drums.
All Citroen C4 Cactus models are covered by Citroen’s six year warranty, roadside assistance and capped priced servicing program.