The lightweight, trolley-proof, front-wheel-drive Citroen C4 Cactus compact SUV from the French brand set chins wagging two years ago when it was revealed ahead of the 2014 Geneva motor show, and it could have the same effect that it has, at last, touched down.
The Citroen C4 Cactus will be offered in one specification level with a choice of two drivetrains – a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol version with a five-speed manual gearbox, or a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel with a six-speed semi-automatic transmission.
Yes, there is no conventional petrol auto – Citroen’s local arm says there is no such drivetrain offered as part of the current line-up anywhere in the world.
That said, 85 per cent of all Cactus buyers so far are opting for the diesel auto. That could be because it’s the only automatic, or because there’s only a small premium to pay.
Published: Tuesday, March 8, 2016