Citroen confirms Australian Cactus line-up

Citroen C4 Cactus rear

Citroen Australia has announced it will introduce two drivetrains for Cactus; a turbocharged petrol manual and turbo-diesel semi-automatic. Due for local launch during the first quarter of 2016, the Cactus will bring with a range of innovative technologies paired to unparalleled customisation and Citroen’s leading 6 year warranty, service and support program.

General Manager for Citroen Australia, John Startari, said the addition of C4 Cactus to the local line-up signals the rebirth of Citroen in Australia.

“The C4 Cactus is the best example of products coming from Citroen in the future; fun, vibrant, customisable, efficient, practical and absolutely unique,” said Startari

“In a market full of same-same styling the C4 Cactus makes a statement and it is one we believe will resonate with Australians.

“Paired with Citroen’s leading 6 year warranty, capped-price servicing and roadside assist program, the Cactus is a vehicle that will appeal to the heart and the head,” said Startari.

Locally, C4 cactus will be offered with two drivetrains, featuring stop-start technology as well as:

  • PSA’s highly awarded PureTech 81kW, 205Nm 1.2L turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine paired to a five speed manual transmission or,
  • A 68kW, 230Nm 1.6L turbo-diesel paired to a 6 speed semi-automatic transmission.

Drivetrains aside Citroen designers and engineers aimed to develop a vehicle that turns convention on its head, delivering unique solutions to issues surrounding modern motoring.

The response to the brief is captured in five key developments:

  • Airbump®, an innovation by CITROËN. Useful, attractive and customisable, this graphic feature enhances vehicle design while protecting the bodywork;
  • A fully digital, intuitive interface and airy, connected driving position with controls grouped around a 7-inch touch screen, fitted as standard;
  • Wide sofa-style seats at the front;
  • Front passenger airbag transferred to the roof (Airbag In Roof technology), an exclusive that creates more room and storage space for the front passenger;
  • An optional panoramic glazed roof with advanced heat protection;

While final specification is to be confirmed for Australia, the C4 Cactus is expected to highly specified.

As standard Exclusive petrol models are expected to feature:

  • 81kW, 205Nm 1.2 litre turbo petrol PureTech drivetrain with manual transmission;
  • 7” Touch Screen with eMyWay Satellite Navigation;
  • Reverse camera with rear parking sonar;
  • DAB+ Digital Radio with 6 Speakers and ARKAMYS Digital Amplifier;
  • Bluetooth connectivity and USB input;
  • Automatic Lights & Wipers with Magic Wash;
  • Climate control air conditioning;
  • Cruise Control & Speed Limiter with Favourite Speed Memory;
  • Cornering Fog Lights;
  • 17” Bi-tone Cross alloy wheels with 15” Steel spare tyre;
  • Tyre pressure monitors;
  • Electronic assistants (ABS/EBD/EBA/ESC/HSA);
  • Six airbags (front driver, roof passenger, front sides & two curtain);
  • Bi-tone leather steering wheel with chrome insert & controls;
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat;
  • Electric front windows and pop out (6cm) rear windows;
  • Electronically adjustable mirrors;
  • PLIP with central locking;
  • Seatbelt unfastening warning on all seats;
  • Piano black roof bars, mirrors, blank rear insert & rear spoiler surround;
  • Centre console and armrest with storage;
  • Ventilated disc brakes front and drum brakes rear;
  • Top box 8.5L storage compartment;
  • Black Airbump;
  • 12 volt socket and cup holder in cabin;
  • Front sun-visors with driver’s courtesy mirror;
  • 60/40 split rear seats;
  • Guide-me-home lighting, selective unlocking and auto rear wiper in reverse;
  • LED Courtesy and Map Lights.

Exclusive diesel models are expected to feature the following over the Exclusive petrol:

  • A 68kW, 230Nm 1.6 litre turbo-diesel drivetrain with six-speed semi-automatic;
  • “Easy Push” Gear Selector and paddle shifters on steering wheel;
  • Aircraft-style manual handbrake;
  • Bench seat with armrest.

A variety of optional equipment will be available across both models including; exterior colour, interior trim, panoramic sunroof, coloured bumps (includes front and rear highlights), roof rails, side mirror caps, C-Pillar highlights and wheels.

Final pricing and specification will be available following completion of local evaluation and closer to the models first quarter 2016 introduction.

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