Why the new Citroën C4 Cactus is an award-winner

Citroën's C4 Cactus arrived on the scene as a truly innovative vehicle that has no immediate rival. The model can be classed as a crossover but its combination of unique good looks, exceptionally high fuel economy and groundbreaking design separate it from all others. It is no wonder that the car has been recognised with awards from a number of the industry's leading publications, including Carbuyer's Car of the Year accolade. Below we outline the main reasons why the model is Carbuyer's favourite.

It's styled like no other

Citroën is known for its progressive design approach and the C4 Cactus takes this to a new level. LED daytime running lights sit separate from the headlamps and unconventional roof bars stretch across the roof. Buyers can also personalise the finish with a choice of exterior and interior colours to make the car their very own.

It's full of innovative features

A wide range of innovative features make the crossover a standout choice, and one of the most prominent is its Airbump system. This places air-filled capsules on the side and front to protect the body from minor bumps. Inside, the front passenger airbag has been positioned above the dashboard to free up space for a clever top-opening glovebox.

It's incredibly fuel-efficient

When the 1.6-litre diesel engine is fitted to the Cactus it can return a staggering 91.1mpg combined and emit just 82g/km of CO2. This not only makes it one of the cleanest on the road, but also means you won't have to pay road tax.

It's great fun to drive

As well as being eco-friendly, the C4 Cactus is great fun to drive. There are energetic turbo petrol engines in the line-up which accelerate confidently, while the handling is sharp for easy manoeuvrability.

It's superb value for money

Low running costs are enjoyed alongside a competitive price tag, as the vehicle undercuts many of its rivals with an affordable starting price. You can pay more for added features, but the cost will never be anything but fair.

For more on this award-winning vehicle please visit our new car pages, or browse our Approved Used car stock online to find a quality pre-owned version. Simply contact the Hartwell Citroën team at your nearest dealership to make an enquiry.