Citroën C4 Cactus
The Citroën C4 Cactus is the descendant of a Citroën concept car that marked its era: The c-cactus presented in 2007 in Frankfurt. Wanted as a new concept of the automobile, the C-Cactus preached lightness to consume less.
It is this philosophy that has guided the design of the C4 Cactus since it is, on average, 80 kilograms lighter than its competitors.
The C4 Cactus was introduced in 2013 as a concept before commercialization in 2014. The C4 Cactus is a concentrate of innovations:
- Airbumps integrated in the doors to protect the car from everyday shocks
- A passenger airbag integrated in the ceiling to free the dashboard and make it less massive
- Wiper blades that integrate the windshield washer tubes to better distribute the liquid and therefore reduce the weight of the washer.
Wanted as a crossover mid-SUV mid sedan, the C4 Cactus did not sell as expected suffering in particular from two major flaws:
- A fixed back seat
- Rear window entrabaillantes
The C4 Cactus was restyled sharply in October 2017 and slackened to replace the C4 and compete with compact sedans in Europe (308, Golf, Mégane). The new C4 Cactus will be marketed in March 2018.
Integrating the Citroën Advanced Comfort approach, the C4 Cactus integrates two innovations:
- Suspensions with progressive hydraulic stops in first European. equipped, the Citroën C4 Cactus allows a comfort of the foreground with a so-called "flying carpet" effect
- Seats with two foams of different density. A soft foam for comfort over a firm foam for support. The Citroën C4 Cactus is the first car in the world to be equipped with this type of seat.