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Friday, March 7, 2014

Cactus debut on Geneva

The news circulating that the French manufacturer, Citroen will give a fillip to its flagship car, the Citroen C4 seems to be true. Because the currently circulating a few photos that show a new look at the car's compact crossover models.

Citroen C4 Cactus was first exhibited in 2014 ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. This new model is the first in the model range and the Citroen C-Line became the world's first car that introduced the 'Airbump' - air-filled plastic panels on the front, rear and sides of the car are designed to protect the car body from small impact and scratches.
Citroen C4 Cactus. (Picture from: http://www.whatcar.com/)
Airbump panels are made of thermoplastic outer layer which has a 'bubble' of air shows - the idea is to avoid damage caused by everyday incidents such as collisions with shopping trolleys, car doors others or even scratches that occur when parking. Citroen claims that the panel Airbump in C4 will reduce the cost of repairs. The panel is designed for maintenance-free and weather resistant to heat, cold and extreme sunlight.
Front left side view of Citroen C4 Cactus. (Picture from: http://www.carscoops.com/)
C4 Cactus offers a number of options including a choice of colors for details Airbump available in four colors: black, gray, brown sand, and chocolate. In addition, also available 10 color options of the vehicle.

The front looks similar to Cactus C4 Citroen C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso, with LED lights which are separated by the main light. Citroen describes their new designs as designs 'pure and optimistic'.
Interior view of Citroen C4 Cactus. (Picture from: http://www.hkcarworld.com/)
C4 Cactus will be sold with the existing C4, but aimed at different buyers. Although 2 cm higher than C4 and SUV-like style, in the category C4 Cactus "is not crossover", according to Julien Montarnal, chief strategy and customer experience of Citroen.
Rear left side view of Citroen C4 Cactus. (Picture from: http://europe.autonews.com/)
Cactus C4 will only be available in a relatively small engine options, namely gasoline engine with a power of 82 hp and 110 hp or diesel engine with a power of 92 hp and 100 hp. Other details are still yet to be announced, but Citroen says that the gasoline engine will produce less CO2 emissions of 100 gr/km, while the most efficient diesel engine will only result in emissions of 82 gr/km with an average fuel consumption of 38.7 km/liter.

Cactus C4 fuel consumption is frugal, largely thanks to the light weight of the vehicle. Lightest version weighs just 965 kg and the heaviest is only 1,150 kg. Steps to reduce vehicle weight also includes the use of high-strength steel in several components, aluminum hood and rear window light and the rear seats can be folded.
For the interior, C4 Cactus retains the basic design concept version. Plastic retaining more simple, concise with a minimum control panel. Even the least expensive version of the C4 Cactus is also equipped with a seven-inch touch screen that regulates all functions of the vehicle. The interior design presents a unique design inspired door handle of the bag Paris, and the center armrest with integral seat gives the impression of a unified front seat.

C4 Cactus potential competitors include "urban crossover" like the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Kia Soul, as well as a compact MPV Fiat 500L and Kia Venga, which dominate yet another hatchback like the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

The price has not been announced, but Citroen said that the C4 Cactus is perfect for those with "limited funds" and the standard variant is expected to be priced at £14,000 (about Rp. 278 million) in the UK.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CITROEN | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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