It was belligerence, really, but often it produced some truly brilliant ideas that everyone else then had to copy. Like the air bumps down the flanks of the Cactus. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. Do not repeatedly press the buttons of your remote control out of range and out of sight of y our vehicle. The functional and stylish Airbump® technology enhances the personality of the C4 Cactus and protects its bodywork.
The suspension can struggle to soak up some bumps, though, and there's some road noise on coarse-chip road surfaces. These are figures the C4 Cactus driver can only dream about. An extra gear in the five-speed manual would make freeway cruising more relaxed but overall there's little to complain about. The Cactus might run discs at the front and drums at the back, but its lightweight and so the brakes will handle general use just fine. Show more Video walkaround Citroen C4 Cactus 1. We think it would be better with a few separate manual controls down below or to the side.
Fuel consumption is a combined 3. To activate or deactivate this function activated b y default : F P ress this button until an audible signal i s heard and a message appears in the sc reen. To be fair, Citroen has chosen this style of gearbox due to cost and weight benefits, with less parasitic loss compared with a conventional, torque-converter auto helping to provide phenomenal fuel economy numbers more on that later. Citroen's Cactus is designed to stand out in a crowd. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification. Its wide lounge chair-like front seats are as comfortable as they look, while road and engine noise are kept dutifully at bay.
Annoyingly the rear windows only click open like an old school supermini and rear passengers are not afforded a wind down window. F F it the new battery into its location observing the original direction of fitment. The orange safety belts contrast with the interior finish of the Mica Grey fabric seats standard specification or the black part-leather upholstery optional. As a result, the car tips the scale at just 1,055kg, despite its generous proportions. It's that cladding, probably more than any other single thing, that prompted most reviewers to class this car in amongst those in the industry's fastest growing market segment, that for compact 'Crossovers', compact family hatch and supermini-based models with an extra dose of style and attitude. Citroen says the materials used for making the Airbumps are resistance to ultra-violet rays and micro-scratches, as well as capable of springing back to its initial shape. This mode keeps you moving on loose ground or sand, and limits the risk of the car getting bogged down.
If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to , which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number. Some will love the look, while others will struggle to see the point. However, it is tuned to give a flavour of the past. Which means you are forever banging your head into what is essentially a bomb. These are figures the C4 Cactus driver can only dream about.
And, to be honest, the glovebox design is one of the least convincing design elements of this vehicle. Rounding out the feeling of nature, the Rip Curl is equipped with a panoramic glass roof that has thermal protection. Headroom is good in the front and the designers have liberated more legroom for the front passenger by deploying the passenger airbag from the roof instead of the dash. Headroom and overall rear space is excellent too, thanks to the boxy body. Why on earth does it not have the following: 1. Like the throttle and clutch pedal, the brake pedal is a little dead-feeling and spongy meaning that it can be hard to modulate the brakes without over- or under-applying them.
The Cactus has been a big hit so far and was awarded World Car Design of the Year at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Transporting long or voluminous objects If you want to drive with the boot open, p ress the central locking control button t o lock the doors. Browse or cars for sale on driving. This special edition is both modern and dynamic, reflecting the surfer ethos. Robotised manual gearbox, which Citroen calls an auto, is old and clunky. All of the things that make a C4 Cactus stand out are, according to Citroen, there for a very good reason.
Citroen intends for the most noticeable design flourishes of the Cactus to be functional… adornments for the sake of it really are a waste. Enter the Citroen C4 Cactus. There are no buttons for the aircon, which means you have to scroll through menus to adjust the temperature. On the inside, Citroën has gone with a rather bright orange accenting. Brake pads for the front start at around £23, but you could pay as much as around £75 for a pricier brand.
The steering is a variable electric power assist system, meaning that the rate of assistance changes depending on the speed, so, the slower you go the lighter the steering, and so on. The C4 Cactus rides on MacPherson front suspension and a torsion beam axle at the rear. Bootspace is 358L, with a full-size spare, or 1170L with the rear bench folded down. Through the association with Rip Curl — whose name alone has symbolised surfing since 1969 — Citroën is boosting the outdoor spirit of C4 Cactus through the introduction of an even more radical and adventurous version. Inside, you are confronted by a melange of uniquely French minimalism and cubism. This is the difference in value shown when we compare the advertised price of this car to the Parkers Guide price.
There is not a huge amount of adjustment in the front seat or steering wheel so that may not suit taller drivers. Like the throttle and clutch pedal, the brake pedal is a little dead-feeling and spongy meaning that it can be hard to modulate the brakes without over- or under-applying them. Driving A potential class leader with cushy ride, good grip in corners and excellent vision. And you will be extremely surprised by what happens next. The jury is out on whether the touchscreen controls and digital instruments are more practical than conventional layouts. Safety first: On occasion there are people who try to scam customers with fake car ads. Airbumps apart, the Citroen is a good-looking car, with a side profile and a front end that looks both stylish and sporty.