Competitor Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks from Citroen: official photos of the salonJuly 25, 2018
In Europe, the cardinally transformed Cactus debuted at the end of last year. Recall, after restyling the European model was demoted from crossovers to hatchbacks, clearing the way for C3 Aircross. But for South America prepared another C4 Cactus: on this continent it is still positioned as an SUV. For the Old World, an updated hatchback is produced in Spain, while the C4 Cactus SUV assembly is installed in Brazil. Exterior intended for the South American market crossover brand declassified in May 2018. Not so long ago, the network posted spy images of the cabin cross-Brazilian assembly, now the company Citroen has distributed official photos of the interior.
If the exterior of the C4 Cactus SUV is not much different from the Eurohatch (roof rails, two-color body painting), then the interior is redesigned much more seriously: the crossover has received a different front panel and chairs; the screen of the multimedia system is built into the central console, whereas the European version has a “floating” tablet; The virtual “assembly” is also different – it is “inscribed” under the standard visor, like the Brazilian version of the Citroen C4 sedan (in the European Cactus the digital “assembly” rises above the panel). Even SUV’s door maps are new. In addition, the SUV’s glass in the rear doors are lowered, and the hatchback C4 Cactus they can only be slightly thrown aside.
The first market for the new C4 Cactus SUV will be Brazil, where the model will be offered with a turbo four 1.6 THP (173 hp) and atmospheric 1.6 FlexStart, working both on gasoline and ethanol (118 – 122 hp ). For both engines there is a six-speed automatic transmission, the two-fuel motor is still combined with the 5MKP. In Europe, the hatchback C4 Cactus is presented with a petrol turbo engine 1.2 PureTech (130 hp), atmospheric 1.2 (75 or 82 hp) and its turbo version with a return of 110 hp, four-cylinder turbodiesel 1.6 BlueHDi (99 hp). Hatch is available with manual, robotic or automatic transmission. The drive for all the modifications is only front (in the pre-reform Cactus, too, there was no version of 4 × 4).
By the way, the European five-door hatch got a new suspension with hydraulic limit stops (Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, PHC): standard shock absorbers added a couple of hydraulic buffers, which “extinguish” blows during compression and rebound. The crossover did not get such a suspension.
The novelty will be released to the Brazilian market in the near future. In Europe, the restyling Cactus now competes with the Volkswagen Golf and Opel Astra, in South America the same C4 Cactus SUV will try to entice buyers from Hyundai Creta, Honda HR-V and Nissan Kicks.