Citroen has unveiled a new ‘grown-up’ C4 Cactus, which is more refined and features less distinctive styling than the outgoing model.
The famous Airbumps, which made the original car such a stand-out product, have been redesigned and significantly shrunk.
It is now more closely aligned to the C4 hatchback, which it will temporarily replace, while the new Aircross range will take care of the SUV segment.
New C4 Cactus is the first model in Europe to feature the brand’s new suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions. It is also the first vehicle in the world to boast Advanced Comfort seats.
Citroen says this new model offers class-leading comfort and features 12 driver assistance systems, three connectivity technologies and a revised engine line-up, with power units now developing up to 130PS.
Extensive tests were carried out on the acoustics of New C4 Cactus, resulting in the use of thicker glass, modifications to the rear windows, updates to the sealing joints around all the opening panels, the use of an acoustic windscreen and the specification of more sound-deadening material throughout the car.
Assistance features include autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, park assist and keyless entry with push-button start.
A new turbocharged PureTech 130PS petrol engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox offers the highest performance. The PureTech 110PS, also turbocharged, is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox or the 6-speed automatic gearbox. The entry-level model is powered by the PureTech 82.
Two diesel units with 100PS or 120PS will also be available with manual or automatic transmissions.
Pricing and emissions data has yet to be released.