2018 Citroen C4 Cactus – exclusive Reader Test Team preview

Join What Car? for an exclusive preview of the new CitroΓ«n C4 Cactus on Monday 29 January in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Words By Kris Culmer

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Join What Car? for an exclusive preview of the new CitroΓ«n C4 Cactus on Monday 29 January in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

When CitroΓ«n revealed the original C4 Cactus family hatchback back in 2014, it got quite the reception. Its unconventional styling, with the multi-layered front lights, rounded design theme and plastic Airbump door protectors showed that CitroΓ«n, a firm historically known for its bold and innovative designs – such as the DS and SM – had regained its confidence.

And clearly the public liked it, for the C4 Cactus was a hit and the latest additions to la famille CitroΓ«n – the C3, C3 Aircross and C5 Aircross – have all borrowed from its closet.

But with the increasing popularity of small SUVs, the C4 Cactus required an update, and the one it has received is billed by CitroΓ«n as the biggest it has undertaken on any model. This encompasses a styling overhaul, with a more aggressive-looking front end and the reduction and lowering of its Airbumps, new engines, extra safety kit and comfier seats. The biggest news, however, is the introduction of CitroΓ«n's new 'progressive hydraulic cushion' suspension, which is said to give the car a 'magic carpet ride'.

Prices for the new C4 Cactus, which is due on sale in April, start from Β£17,265.

If you're interested, come along and tell us what you think. At the event, you'll get a close-up look of the new C4 Cactus and a Q&A opportunity with the CitroΓ«n team, before being interviewed for our magazine and website.

To apply, email the following information to readertestteam@haynet.com

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your mobile number
  • Your occupation
  • What car you currently drive
  • Where you'll be travelling from
  • Why you want to see the new CitroΓ«n C4 Cactus

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