One of the biggest attributes of the original C4 Cactus was its simplicity. And even though the facelifted car has gone more mainstream and had one of its biggest and quirkiest charms watered down, with smaller Airbumps, it still has a lot going for it. The French car maker has shouted about the newly found ‘Citroën Advanced Comfort’ attributes of the C4 Cactus, including its progressive hydraulic cushions and armchair-like seating, but I reckon the launch of a new six-speed automatic gearbox must be the ultimate in laidback, relaxing motoring. It’s paired with a more powerful example of the renowned BlueHDi engine, this time developing 118bhp and 221lb ft of torque. It costs £1,565 more than the regular BlueHDi 100 unit, and I reckon it’s worth every penny.
You can read the full report on this Citroën C4 Cactus in the December 2019 issue of Diesel Car. Order a back issue by clicking here and choosing a single issue
Perky performance. Comfortable suspension. Simple and easy demeanour – like piloting a cloud. Cosseting seats.
High boot sill. Non-opening rear windows. The Airbumps have been toned down. Touchscreen could be more responsive.