The quirky Citroen C4 Cactus has had a large makeover and is set to land in Ireland towards the middle of 2018.

Notably Citroen are dubbing it as a hatchback, not a crossover, and that’s because production is ending of the rather unfashionable C4 hatchback, so the new Citroen C4 Cactus is to fill the gap.

The new car claims to merge the best bits of both cars: the comfort of the C4 and the individuality and personality of the Cactus.

The front end styling has been significantly revamped in line with the Citroen C3 family, while the back has also been revised.

Inside there is a new centre console, while many of car’s functions are controlled by the centrally mounted touchscreen. In-car technology includes Mirror Screen Function with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay™ and MirrorLink®, Citroen Connect Nav and Citroen Connect Box incorporating Citroen’s Emergency & Assistance system that links to a specialised assistance platform in the event of a breakdown or accident.

Citroen C4 Cactus
The interior of the Citroen C4 Cactus

Driver assistance equipment and technologies for the 2018 model year include Active Safety Brake, Lane Departure Warning, Coffee Break Alert, Speed Limit Recognition, Blind Spot Monitoring and Reversing Camera.

There is a revised engine line-up for new Citroen C4 Cactus of diesel and petrol engines, with units now developing up to 130hp.

New C4 Cactus is the first model in Europe to be equipped with the Citroen brand’s new suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™ (PHC), and the first in the world to feature Advanced Comfort seats.

Sound insulation has also been improved.

Customisation will still be a key feature with up to 31 exterior customisation possibilities, with nine body colours and four Colour Packs,

Caroline Kidd