The Citroën C4 Cactus marks the French brand’s returns to its traditional values of innovation and quirkiness after a too long period of blandness.
It’s arguably the most innovative design in its segment, both in terms of styling and engineering. It’s a very light SUV thanks to its C3-sourced platform, lack of four-wheel drive and use of lightweight materials, it’s very economical (at least diesel-powered models are), quite affordable to buy and Citroën claims operating costs are 10 percent lower compared to competitors.
Carbuyer’s Mat Watson wanted to check Citroën’s claims for himself, especially those regarding the Airbump system, which is said to offer protection against car park bumps and scrapes. The opening photo we used gives you a clear idea about how he chose to test the Airbumps, but the good news is the C4 Cactus suffered no damage whatsoever.
Find out what else is interesting about the French crossover in the following video.