The all-new Citroen C4 Cactus has been confirmed for production and will be on its way to South African shores in 2015. This exciting-looking vehicle is claimed to break the mould in terms of car design and will address the customer needs in terms of better design, more comfort and innovation.
The Citroen C4 Cactus is a fascinating example of how a striking design can be both eye catching, yet practical and function. Citroen claims the C4 Cactus 'brings customers more of what really matters'. It features a dominating front end, complete with daytime-running LEDs and headlamps. These are protected by 'airbumps', which are designed to absorb smaller impacts such as those encountered by shopping trolleys and car doors in a mall parking lot.
It may look quite chunky, but thanks to some clever use of materials, the Citroen C4 Cactus is in fact 200kg lighter than its C4 sibling. It tips the scales at just 965kg, meaning it should have a decent power-to-weight ratio which translates into good performance. At this point we have no idea what engines will be coming to South Africa.
Innovative featuresThe Citroen C4 Cactus has many great, innovative features which we're keen on trying out. The big one is the Citroen Multicity Connect application portal. There are a number of apps available which are designed to make the driver and passenger's lives easier. You can download a fuel app, which sources the nearest petrol station. The Yellow Pages and Trip Advisor app assists with hotels and restaurants, while the Michelin Traffic app provides live traffic info. Finally, Coyote alerts you when you're in a high-risk area.
Standard features include automatic air conditioning, media connectivity, satellite navigation, reverse camera, park assist, speed limiter, cruise control, hands-free telephone connectivity via Bluetooth, hill-start assist, cornering headlamps to name but a few. Fingers crossed we get the Citroen eTouch service, which detects when the car has been in an accident and helps the emergency services can locate and reach the vehicle quickly.