Ordering has opened for the updated, more comfortable but less quirky Citroen C4 Cactus, with prices starting from £17,265.
That’s rather more expensive than the distinctive-looking outgoing model, but the firm believes a raft of ‘Citroen Advanced Comfort’ improvements (and, presumably, the more conventional appearance) should help justify this.
The French company has given Citroen Advanced Comfort a registered trademark, so it’s taking it pretty seriously. For the refreshed C4 Cactus, it brings revised suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, plus Advanced Comfort seats – which use various different densities of foam for improved comfort and support.
Citroen’s selling it in two core trim lines, Feel and Flair, but will also offer a Feel Edition launch model, fitted with the 1.2-litre PureTech 82 turbo petrol engine. Pick it in two shades of white, two shades of grey or metallic black. All come with black 16-inch alloys and a Deep Red colour styling pack.
Other engines include 110hp and 130hp versions of the PureTech engine – one of them has an automatic option – and a 1.6-litre BlueHDi 110 turbo diesel that, in the current climate, isn’t likely to be the most popular choice (not least because prices start from £18,995).
Citroen has upped the number of personalisation options for the new C4 Cactus: nine body colours and four colour packs give 31 different combinations. It also now offers four different interior styles: Wild Grey, Metropolitan Red, Hype Red (which actually has beige Nappa leather – go figure) and Hype Grey.
First deliveries are expected from April 2018 – and if you want the Feel Edition launch model, best be quick: that’s only on sale until the end of May.