Citroën C4 Cactus production model stays true to the concept [video]

This is the production version of the Citroen C4 Cactus, and surprisingly it very closely echoes the concept car, even the futuristic Airbump system, from the original concept is back on the production model.

The front has a distinctive front fascia with LED daytime running lights and headlights that are surrounded by Airbumps, that are also found on the side and rear.

The Airbump is available in four colours (Black, Grey, Dune & Chocolate), and can be matched with the ten body colours and three choices of interior trim (Stone Grey Ambiance, Habana Highlight & Purple Highlight) to offer a wide range of customisation options.

The Airbump is not just a style feature, but also provides real day-to-day protection, as the supple thermoplastic polyurethane skin comprises air capsules to absorb impacts. Think of shopping carts and other car doors in parking lots.

There is also plenty of plastic body cladding, a panoramic glass roof and a distinctive C-pillar.

The compact C4 Cactus is 4.16 metres long, 1.73 meters wide and 1.48 metres tall with a wheelbase of 2.60 metres. The boot capacity is 358-litres.

The cabin is just as nice as the exterior, showing sofa-style seats, a digital instrument cluster and a standard infotainment system with a 7-inch display.

Technical details are limited, but thanks to a lightweight platform, an aluminum bonnet and other weight-saving materials it weighs just 965kg. That is very impressive, making it 200kg less than the C4.

Engine specs will be announced closer to market launch, but Citroen did reveal a petrol variant has CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km and a diesel variant has a very impressive fuel economy of 91.1mpg with CO2 emissions of 82 g/km.

The C4 Cactus is really different from anything else on the market and we are curious to see it in person.


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