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Test drive Citroen C4 Cactus: not indifferent

Test drive Citroen C4 Cactus: not indifferent

The first serial Citroen C4 Cactus I have seen in July last year on the roads of Spain – where he collected more admiring glances.

There are cars that look good in any color, so, it’s not about Citroen C4 Cactus. The important rule is: the more contrast and brighter, the better. Especially stylish looking car in the red and yellow coloring. Plumage of C4 Cactus unpainted plastic makes it clear that this is a crossover. It is interesting to look and side protective moldings Airbump on the boards of cars – which, incidentally, can be black, gray, sand and chocolate brown. Sami pads are soft and resilient – they are designed to protect the side of the machine, not only from the branches on the terrain, but also from contact with the doors of other cars that the car park meets all the time.

Citroen C4 Cactus: Budget nuances

C4 Cactus is able to surprise the outside, but if he can surprise inside? And how! Primarily due to the front seat, made in the form of whole couch. This is actually an optical illusion, the individual seats, with their regulations, and they can be split wide and comfortable armrests. By the way, this “sofa” is only in C4 Cactus with robotized transmission with the “mechanics” conventional chair.

Test drive Citroen C4 Cactus: not indifferent

Stylish looks and handles closing the front doors with leather straps, like in the old bag. Lovely, and most importantly – convenient to execute a block of control buttons robotic arm stoyachnogo transmission and brakes. Like a huge glove box with a lid that opens up. It also greetings from the past – is now such an arrangement does not meet the glovebox because the passenger airbag. But there retrobardachok Citroen and Air Bags Passenger engineers who have placed in the ceiling, saving space in the dashboard.

The Citroen note that C4 Cactus – budget crossover. At first glance it’s hard to believe. Interior materials quality, assembly is excellent, a lot of modern systems and equipment items. But during the operation begin to notice what to save the French. For example, a driver deprived tachometer. The front passenger will not find a mirror in the sun visor – okay if a passenger, or if the passenger? In the rear doors, in spite of the fact that the door is complete, the glass is not omitted, and only opened for ventilation, forming a small gap. When transporting a bulk cargo can be seen that the back of the sofa here whole.

Citroen C4 Cactus: There will be more

Since the crossover budget, under its hood does not meet very fiery heart. The most powerful C4 Cactus, sold in Ukraine, equipped with 92-horsepower diesel engine. We have the same test on more modest version – 82-strong, 3-cylinder gasoline engine. Both engines are aggregated for our market robotized transmission, but if the petrol C4 Cactus «robot” 5-step, then the diesel – one gear more. Crossovers with manual will have until the beginning of next year.

Test drive Citroen C4 Cactus: not indifferent

The front seats are similar to the sofa, but in fact they are regulated separately. Drivers and passengers can be separated from each other by a convenient armrest

Rear sofa even in the top one-piece version. Reserve a place at the head of a little taller passengers. When folded down level floor in the luggage compartment does not work

Test the power unit is familiar to our readers, because he had met at the Citroen C-Elysee and some models of Peugeot. Its weaknesses – twitching work “robot”, especially in toffee, and at the start of the climbs. Not perfect Protivootkatnaja system works, sometimes it does not see a slight slope, the machine may eventually fall back after you have gathered pace with the brakes. Accelerating dynamics also not impressive – 15 seconds to 100 km. But this engine is economical. The test on the combined cycle with the active driving consumption topriva was exactly 7 liters per 100 kilometers. On the track, we easily fit into 5 liters per hundred.

Test drive Citroen C4 Cactus: not indifferent

Spare wheel 185/65 R15 10 mm smaller in diameter regular wheels 205/55 R16, so it should only install ago

Test drive Citroen C4 Cactus: not indifferent

As for the off-road capability Citroen C4 Cactus, they are quite mediocre. The drive is only the front and a large geometric permeability limits the front overhang of the body for a smallish crossover bumper. However, for going on a picnic or fishing this car is much better suited ordinary cars.

Great save fuel in traffic jams staffing for all Citroen C4 Cactus system Stop & Go. As for the diesel version c engine 1.6 e-HDi, then we have to test drive visit it in the near future

Test drive Citroen C4 Cactus: not indifferent

Citroen C4 Cactus: Do not scratchy

Citroen C4 Cactus able to surprise even the most experienced drivers. It demonstrates how to completely new and forgotten solutions. Under a bright and futuristic appearance, which partly resembles the concept car, not a production model, hiding quite practical and convenient machine. At the same time it is relatively accessible.

Test drive Citroen C4 Cactus: not indifferent