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Take ‘A Magic Carpet Ride’ In A Citroën Cactus C4

Written by: Neil

Citroën Cactus C4

It’s all about comfort and a comfortable ride with Citroën C4 Cactus. This new compact hatchback features the French brand’s new suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™ (PHC), creating a ‘magic carpet ride’ effect. It is also the first vehicle in the world to boast Advanced Comfort seats. Sounds cosy?

Citroën Hatchback With A Unique Personality And Bold Design

Citroën C4 Cactus naturally expresses its distinctive nature through a new, broad and expressive front end, restyled wings and doors, and a new rear end design creating a powerful body profile. Citroën offers exterior customisation possibilities, with nine body colours and four Colour Packs allowing each customer to express their own individual personality. Inside, the uncluttered and welcoming cabin immediately inspires a feeling of serenity. No fewer than five interior ambiances are on offer, providing a choice of bright, soft and refined finishes for the cabin.

Citroën Ultra-Comfortable Hatchback

Citroën C4 Cactus boasts extraordinary ride comfort thanks to the implementation of a new suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™ (PHC), which filters out road imperfections and gives passengers the feeling of travelling on a magic carpet. It is also the first model in the world to feature Citroën’s new Advanced Comfort seats. Similarly, New C4 Cactus makes a generational leap in terms of acoustic insulation and refinement. The New C4 Cactus also sees changes in terms of its equipment specification, thanks to the provision of 12 driver assistance systems and three connectivity technologies. The car’s high-performance and efficient engines also contribute to the pleasure and peace-of-mind felt at the wheel.

Citroën Technology For A Serene Drive

Citroën C4 Cactus’s comfort offensive draws upon its expertise and the know-how of its engineers. Some 20 patents were filed in the development of the new suspension system. The way it works is quite simple. Whilst conventional suspension systems use a shock absorber, a spring and mechanical bump stops at each corner of the car, the Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™ (PHC) system adds two hydraulic stops on each suspension unit to replace the mechanical stops. There is one hydraulic stop for compression and one for decompression. The suspension, therefore, works in two stages to match how the car is being used.

  • For light compression and decompression, the springs and shock absorbers control the vertical movements, with no assistance required from the hydraulic stops. However, the presence of these new hydraulic stops gives the impression that the car is gliding over uneven ground.
  • During major impacts, the springs and shock absorbers work together with the hydraulic compression or decompression stops that gradually slow the movement to avoid sudden jolts at the end of the range.

Citroën Advanced Comfort Seats

For even more comfort, the front seats in Citroën C4 Cactus feature new high-density foam that improves seating comfort even after long hours at the wheel, or as the seats age over time.
In addition, a wide range of seat design improvements provides greater support for driving posture and ride comfort. The front seats and rear bench are equipped with 15mm thicker foam to offer even more comfortable seating, both physically and visually.

Seven efficient and high-performance Citroën drive trains

Citroën C4 Cactus is available with the latest generation engines delivering top-class performance. For a high level of driving pleasure and outstanding efficiency, the engine and transmission range is perfectly adapted for city driving, weekend trips and travel to exciting destinations. New C4 Cactus is powered by PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines featuring technologies for greater responsiveness (International Engine of the Year 2015, 2016 and 2017 for the PureTech 110 and PureTech 130) and BlueHDi diesel engines, which deliver reliability, low fuel consumption, and reduced emissions.

Orders are currently being taken for next year’s release. Call FCS Vehicle Solutions for further details on 01235 773633.