We were fans of the previous Citroen C4 Cactus, and we're not afraid to admit it. Not enough to buy one, though, and perhaps therein lies the problem. As a result, the company has responded with this, a new C4 Cactus, which seeks to tone down a little of the old car's overt Citroen-ness.
With the world and their dog now apparently making small SUVs, standing out from the crowd requires something a little different. Luckily for Citroen, 'different' is what they do better than anyone else. And so it is that the new C3 Aircross brings the company's inimitable sense of design to a market segment that can be a little... well, dull.
A few years ago, I pitched an idea to a number of car manufacturers, that of using the existing forward-looking camera that powers the wave of new safety features as a built-in dashcam. At the time, no-one seemed interested. But when the new Citroen C3 was unveiled, the company also demonstrated its new ConnectedCAM system. Turns out it's just as useful as I hoped it would be...
Citroen’s aim for the Cactus was to produce a car that takes the hassle out of modern-day motoring, offering not just a strong sense of design as demanded by today’s switch-on buyers, but also greater comfort, more useful technology and a low cost of ownership. Have they succeeded?
Sister car to the Toyota Aygo and Peugeot 108, the Citroen C1 offers the French company's unique stylish take on the small city car. Read our review to find out what it's like...
Watch our Citroen C1 Video Review.
Watch our Citroen C4 Cactus Video Review.
The new Citroen C4 Cactus is on sale now with prices ranging from £12,990 to £18,190. Based on the DS3 platform, the most striking element of the design is the protective panels on the doors.
Citroen has always been known for giving us something a little more left-field, and the Grand C4 Picasso – the company’s offering in the seven-seat MPV market – continues that tradition. Based on a new light-weight platform, the Grand C4 Picasso promises a blend of agility and environmental friendliness that's often been missing in large MPVs. Have Citroen got the blend right?
Watch our review of the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso.
From July the Citroen DS3 and DS3 Cabrio will feature redesigned headlights with a new LED signature, Xenon modules, and sequential indicators.
The new Citroen C1 will be priced from just £8,245 when it goes on sale this July. The C1 will be available in three trim levels - Touch, Feel and Flair - and in fabric-topped Airscape form.