2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Goes On Sale In UK Featuring New Hydraulic Suspension

Citroen has updated the popular C4 Cactus but instead of just doing the usual nip and tuck, they decided to premiere their new comfort-based hydraulic suspension in Europe with it.

The French company calls the new suspension “Progressive Hydraulic Cushions” and is offered as standard on Feel and Flair models, claiming it offers a “magic carpet ride effect”.

The new suspension is combined with Citroen’s also new Advanced Comfort Seats that come with adjustable lumbar support and are filled with high-density foam, as well as better soundproofing.

The exterior was restyled with new bumpers and new lights, while the characteristic AirBumps are now smaller and positioned lower, just above the sills. Citroen says the new C4 Aircross now offers 31 different combinations to choose from.

Customers in the UK are offered a choice between two versions of the 1.2-liter three-cylinder PureTech petrol engine -110PS and 130PS- and the 100PS 1.6-liter HDi diesel unit. A naturally aspirated 82PS version of the 1.2-liter petrol will be added to the range from May.

The range of driver assistance technologies includes 12 systems, like Active City Brake, Speed Limit Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Coffee Break Alert, Driver Attention Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Park Assist, Grip Control and more. A seven-inch touchscreen display serves not only as the infotainment system but also houses the controls for the air conditioning and comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink.

Prices for the 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus in the UK start at £17,965 for the 110PS petrol Feel version, with the first cars expected to be delivered at the beginning of April.


  • What happened to the front??? I prefer last year Cactus. What a car, shame that I can’t afford it!

    • KareKakk

      And the front seat “bench” is gone too… 1st Cactus was a fresh breath in the world of car design that actually made it into massproduction, and then they follow up with this bland copy. And not a word on how the hydraulics work? As if all the fans of the DS, CX, GS, BX, XM and other siblings are six feet under already…

      • Totally agree, it seems Citroen contradict their own statement at being revolutionary and different than other brands.

  • Deckard_Cain

    And yet, it still lacks a rev counter. Ugh…

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      I was lucky to drive the older one for a week recently. It was the non-turbo petrol (unsure if it was the 75 or 82 PS version).
      You didn’t need a rev counter. It didn’t need a clock either. A sun dial would have sufficed…

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    so they ruin the design !
    make it a hatchback instead of an SUV!
    the design is alot worse!

    • Yeah the previous Cactus is rather affordable, maybe now they realize people would still buy it with price hike.

  • StrangerGP

    They made it so much uglier with this facelift. Besides we got C3 Aircross in the meantime. That car has similar pricing, but it’s prettier and much bigger than the Cactus.

  • Eduardo Palandi

    the DS5 should have had this suspension first.


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