Pricing and specification information has been released for Citroën's C4 Cactus, with order books now open and first deliveries expected in October

Order books have opened for Citroën's new C4 Cactus, which has gone on sale priced from £12,990 with first deliveries expected in October.

The Cactus, described by Citroën as "a fresh philosophy for a constantly evolving world", was revealed in production form at the Geneva motor show earlier this year. That came only a year after the Cactus concept car was first seen in 2013, which pioneered the model's Airbump impact-absorbing panels.

Pitched as a radical alternative to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, the Cactus aims to be cheap to own and run. It's also very light, weighing in at just 965kg in base form - some 60kg lighter than an entry-level Ford Fiesta.

Autocar has so far tested two versions of the Cactus, an entry-level 1.2-litre Puretech 82 with 81bhp and the 91bhp e-HDI 92 Airdream ETG6

Three trim levels are available, dubbed Touch, Feel and Flair. Basic Touch models come with cruise control, Citroën's seven-inch infotainment system, front electric windows and a DAB radio. Feel specification adds a leather steering wheel, air conditioning, an arm rest and Bluetooth connectivity, while top-spec Flair versions get integrated satellite navigation, a rear parking camera and tinted rear windows.

Pricing for the C4 Cactus starts at £12,990 for a Puretech 75 manual model in Touch trim, and rises to £18,190 for an e-HDI 91 ETG6 in plush Flair specification.

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2 July 2014
Having read about this in the magazine this / last week, this car piques my interest by virtue of the fact it is SO different from anything else out there. Even in base form (and that is a cracking price for a C segment car) this car is an interesting product.

Even if the driving dynamics are so so (it's never going to be up for best handling car award because it has been designed for comfort), it deserves to do well.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

2 July 2014
so, after a few weeks, it will be £9,000 - £14,000 after the usual Citroen discounts, and thats a great price point, i might even be tempted, I sat in one a few times over the GFoS weekend an was blown away at how comfortable it is, its like going back to the 80's and having great soft chairs again, and no gadgets, yippee, less to go wrong.

Most people are happy NOT to have fripperies, as long as air con is added, I will be happy... and in the dark graphite colour they had on the stand, that really stood out as something special.

Citroen has really got this right, good luck to them, I hope they sell millions, they deserve to, having something that outrageously good looking, makes other brands now look as dull as ditchwater.

2 July 2014
jonboy4969 wrote:

so, after a few weeks, it will be £9,000 - £14,000 after the usual Citroen discounts.

I disagree. I think this will follow the model laid out by the DS brand and discounts won't be readily available.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

2 July 2014
TegTypeR wrote:
jonboy4969 wrote:

so, after a few weeks, it will be £9,000 - £14,000 after the usual Citroen discounts.

I disagree. I think this will follow the model laid out by the DS brand and discounts won't be readily available.

But discounts are readily available for the DS models, particularly the DS3, even though Citroen originally said there wouldn't be. I was looking at buying one earlier this year, straightaway there was a discount as I was trading in a MINI (conquest sale), then there was free servicing thrown in, then a bit more, and when I said I wanted to think about it, another £1500 was knocked off there and then. The finance deals were great too. It was a very tempting deal, and I know others who have been offered similar, helped no doubt by the fact that the dealers seem to have plenty of unregistered models ligned up outside. Very good news for the customer though, and hopefully after the initial fuss has died down the Cactus will follow suit.

4 July 2014
jonboy4969 wrote:

so, after a few weeks, it will be £9,000 - £14,000 after the usual Citroen discounts, and thats a great price point, i might even be tempted, I sat in one a few times over the GFoS weekend an was blown away at how comfortable it is, its like going back to the 80's and having great soft chairs again, and no gadgets, yippee, less to go wrong.

Most people are happy NOT to have fripperies, as long as air con is added, I will be happy... and in the dark graphite colour they had on the stand, that really stood out as something special.

Citroen has really got this right, good luck to them, I hope they sell millions, they deserve to, having something that outrageously good looking, makes other brands now look as dull as ditchwater.

I wouldn't be so sure... Citroen don't do heavy discounts anymore. They haven't for about three years. But even at the £12k starting price, that's around the same point as a DS3 but for a much larger car, I agree - it should do well and certainly deserves to do so.


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2 July 2014
Different and I hope it's a success. Now if only they add a Turbo to that petrol 3 cylinder which can produce 100hp for £600 more it would appeal to an even bigger audience. I'm sure it's in the pipeline somewhere so don't leave it to late Mr Citroen

 

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2 July 2014
xxxx wrote:

Different and I hope it's a success. Now if only they add a Turbo to that petrol 3 cylinder which can produce 100hp for £600 more it would appeal to an even bigger audience. I'm sure it's in the pipeline somewhere so don't leave it to late Mr Citroen

They already have, the 1.2 110PS turbo from the 308, lists at £15790 for the mid-level trim.


2 July 2014
bomb wrote:
xxxx wrote:

Different and I hope it's a success. Now if only they add a Turbo to that petrol 3 cylinder which can produce 100hp for £600 more it would appeal to an even bigger audience. I'm sure it's in the pipeline somewhere so don't leave it to late Mr Citroen

They already have, the 1.2 110PS turbo from the 308, lists at £15790 for the mid-level trim.

Nearly £3,000 is a big jump but still seems pretty good value when compared to a Polo/Fiesta or Golf/Focus

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

2 July 2014
bomb wrote:
xxxx wrote:

Different and I hope it's a success. Now if only they add a Turbo to that petrol 3 cylinder which can produce 100hp for £600 more it would appeal to an even bigger audience. I'm sure it's in the pipeline somewhere so don't leave it to late Mr Citroen

They already have, the 1.2 110PS turbo from the 308, lists at £15790 for the mid-level trim.

The 130PS version already in the 308 is one i'd be interested in. Without any go-faster bits, just a quick-ish wafter. This is a real winner for Citroen. I plan to get one, pending test drive.

2 July 2014
that the company must be hoping is able to follow up the success of the DS3. There's no end in sight to the ever growing trend of SUVs.

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