Getting a vehicle's price and specifications well ahead of its South African launch is a rarity. Usually manufacturers keep tight-lipped on the magic numbers and for the media, it turns into a race to see who can get the pricing and specifications published first. This time it's the Citroen C4 Cactus, a vehicle due for release towards the end of April 2015. I couldn't believe my luck when a Citroen dealership had a shopping mall promotion featuring this car and the salesman obligingly handed over all the details.
The Citroen C4 Cactus recently won a World Car of The Year Award in the design category, and its easy to understand why. It looks revolutionary and futuristic with its narrow headlights and armour cladding on the side. This armour is called AirBump and is the perfect defence to low-speed collisions with things like shopping trolleys. Combined with some customisation options like body colours and AirBump colours, you're looking at a very futuristic crossover.
Citroen C4 Cactus Price and SpecificationsWe'll be getting two engines and two specification levels called Feel and the other is called Shine. In terms of engines there's an entry level 1.2-litre VTI with 60kW, and there's a 1.2-litre e-THP with 81kW.
Feel ABS / EBA / EBD Electronic Stability Control Driver, front passenger, lateral and curtain airbags Radio Mp3 player with four speakers, Aux / USB socket Bluetooth Air conditioning Cruise control with speed limiter Remote central locking with deadlocks LED Daytime running lights Front electric windows Electrically adjustable door mirrors 7-inch Touch Drive interface Steering wheel controls 16-inch Corner wheel covers
Shine The Shine models come with the same safety features, but adds on the following: Automatic air conditioning Colour reverse camera with rear parking sensors eMyWay satellite navigation HiFi upgade (6 speaker, Jukebox, ARKAMYS amplifier) 16-inch anthracite 'Square' alloy wheels Automatic lights and windscreen wipers Front fog lights with cornering function Dark tinted rear windows LED interior mood lighting Heated door mirrors Front armrest Additional USB socked in top box
Citroen C4 Cactus Price in South AfricaFeel 1.2-litre VTI 60kW R224 900 1.2-litre e-THP 81kW R259 900
Shine 1.2-litre e-THP 81kW R284 900