Citroen C4 Cactus (2014–)

Model History

February 2014

Citroen C4 Cactus revealed

Visual features that each highlight a given function – from Airbump and wheel arch protection to the strong useable roof bars and the large panoramic glazed roof with its advanced heat protection.

Citroen C4 Cactus Wheel and tyre sizes are 15-inch with 195/65 R15 tyres; 16-inch with 205/55 R16 tyres; 17-inch with 205/50 R17m tyres; 18-inch with 205/45 R18 tyres.

Available in four colours (Black, Grey, Dune & Chocolate), Airbump can be matched with the ten body colours and three choices of interior trim (Stone Grey Ambiance, Habana Highlight & Purple Highlight) to offer a wide range of customisation options.

Above all they provide real day-to-day protection, as the supple TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) skin comprises air capsules to absorb impacts. Airbump requires no specific maintenance and directly contributes to cutting vehicle repair costs. The result is an attractive, functional innovation that makes city driving a more relaxing experience.

A 2.60m wheelbase (equivalent to a Citroen C4) places the emphasis on space. The dimensions of a compact hatchback (length: 4.16m, width: 1.73m) and a height of just 1.48m for improved aerodynamics.

The low dashboard, with its horizontal lines, creates more space for the front passenger and offers generous and easily accessible storage. This result was achieved by adopting a fully-digital interface and optimising the dashboard layout.

The driver and front passenger both gain from this new interior architecture. The wide front seats are designed in the style of a sofa, to create a more comfortable and user-friendly ambience in the cabin.

In the rear, passenger legroom is similar to that of the Citroen C4. With an equivalent wheelbase, the C4 Cactus provides the same amount of space, but with more compact exterior dimensions. At just 4.16m long – for easy driving and handling in the city – the C4 Cactus also provides generous boot capacity of 358-litres.

The Citroen C4 Cactus weighs just 965kg, 200kg less overall compared with a Citroen C4, a reduction achieved thanks to a compact, lightweight platform. As a result, the C4 Cactus is available with a petrol version emitting less than 100g/km of CO2 and a diesel version emitting 82g/km with fuel consumption of 91.1mpg.


1.2-litre PureTech 75 three-cylinder petrol. 75PS at 5750rpm, 118Nm torque. 0-62mph 12.9 seconds, top speed 103mph. Economy - 61.4mpg and 105g/km CO2.

1.2-litre PureTech 82 three-cylinder petrol. 82PS at 5750rpm, 118Nm torque. 0-62mph 12.9 seconds, top speed 104mph. Economy - 61.4mpg and 107g/km CO2.

1.2-litre PureTech 82 ETG6 three-cylinder petrol with stop & start. 825PS at 5750rpm, 118Nm torque. 0-62mph 15.0 seconds, top speed 107mph. Economy - 65.7mpg and 98g/km CO2.

1.2-litre PureTech 110 three-cylinder petrol with stop & start. 110PS at 5750rpm, 205Nm torque. 0-62mph 9.3 seconds, top speed 117mph. Economy - 61.4mpg and 105g/km CO2.

1.6-litre e-HDi ETG6 four-cylinder diesel. 92PS at 4000rpm, 230Nm torque. 0-62mph 11.4 seconds, top speed 113mph. Economy - 80.7mpg and 92g/km CO2.

1.6-litre BlueHDi four-cylinder diesel. 100PS at 3750rpm, 254Nm torque. 0-62mph 10.7 seconds, top speed 114mph. Economy - 83.1mpg and 89g/km CO2.

1.6-litre BlueHDi 82g four-cylinder diesel. 100PS at 3750rpm, 254Nm torque. 0-62mph 10.7 seconds, top speed 114mph. Economy - 91.1mpg and 82g/km CO2.

July 2016

C4 Cactus W Special Edition launched

Gets a Pearl White body, white door mirrors and Dune coloured Airbumps. The C4 Cactus W will be on sale in the UK from 1 August 2016, priced from just £18,890 OTR.

Based on the range-topping Flair trim level, C4 Cactus W features dark tinted rear windows, satellite navigation, automatic air conditioning, a colour reversing camera, split-folding rear seats and a space saver spare wheel, plus the addition of the striking new colour scheme and the exclusive white alloys.

The new model sets the highest possible standard in terms of style, comfort and well-being. Customers wanting to enhance C4 Cactus W even further can select the optional extra-large thermally protective panoramic sunroof (£425) and black part-leather upholstery (£695).

Offering a choice of two engines, the new C4 Cactus W can be specified with either the 3-cylinder turbo petrol PureTech 110 S&S – an International Engine of the Year winner 2016 – or the Blue HDi 100, which boasts CO2 emissions of just 95g/km.

February 2017

C4 Cactus OneTone launched

Features Obsidian Black metallic paint, black Airbump, 17-inch black alloy wheels and special OneTone graphics. The new C4 Cactus OneTone will go on sale in the UK from 1 April 2017, priced from £19,020 OTR.

The C4 Cactus PureTech 110 S&S manual OneTone is based on the range-topping Flair trim level. The new model offers distinctive style with all the latest technologies designed for well-being. Additional equipment includes the City Park Pack with front parking sensors, gap measurement and Park Assist self-parking. Other features include a two-tone leather steering wheel and dark tinted rear windows, plus a Navigation and Hi-Fi Pack with 6 speakers and an ARKAMYS digital amplifier. There is also Bluetooth hands free functionality and media streaming.

January 2018

Facelifted C4 Cactus goes on sale

Prices from £17,265 OTR it gets Citroen's Advanced Comfort programme with new suspension system and Progressive Hydraulic Cushion. Plus a world first for its Advanced Comfort seats.

There are two core trim levels to choose from – Feel and Flair – plus, for a limited time only, the availability of a Feel Edition model with a PureTech 82 petrol engine.

The suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions is standard specification on Feel and Flair trim levels. This next-generation technology absorbs road imperfections for a magic carpet ride effect, without adversely affecting the car’s handling or driving pleasure.

The Cactus offers a choice of four distinct interior ambiances. The Wild Grey ambiance is standard fit on Feel and Flair versions, along with Advanced Comfort seats. Customers have a further choice of three different interiors that each deliver a unique feel, including Metropolitan Red with its dark red dashboard; Hype Red combining Beige Nappa Leather with Beige fabric and red colour touches; and Hype Grey with a more traditional interior feel and Black half-leather seats.

As well as bolstered support and height-adjustments for the driver and the front passenger, the Advanced Comfort seats feature adjustable lumbar support for the driver. These have foam and high-density layer used within each seat. The construction delivers the correct support, which is particularly beneficial on long journeys.

C4 Cactus PureTech 82 manual Feel Edition available until the end of May 2018. The model is based on the Feel trim level with the addition of the Metropolitan Red interior ambiance. Featuring Advanced Comfort seats and Citroën’s signature 16-inch black ‘Square’ alloy wheels, the Feel Edition comes with a Deep Red Colour Pack that includes red fog light surrounds and Airbump highlights. The standard body colour is Polar White with the option of Cumulus Grey, Platinum Grey, Obsidian Black metallic paints and a Pearlescent White finish.



CO 2 (g/km)



PureTech 110 S&S manual



PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual



BlueHDi 100 S&S manual



Feel Edition

PureTech 82 manual




PureTech 110 S&S manual



PureTech 110 S&S EAT6 auto



PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual



BlueHDi 100 S&S manual



August 2019

Updates to Citroen C4 Cactus range

From October 2019 production, the C4 Cactus Hatch range will reduce from three to two well-appointed versions. ‘Feel’ trim, the current entry point to the C4 Cactus Hatch UK range, will be discontinued, in line with the weaker demand for entry-level models.

The new entry-level version will therefore be the ‘Origins’ Collector’s Edition, which was introduced earlier this year as part of the brand’s centenary celebrations.

As standard, the ‘Origins’ trim enjoys: distinctive 17-inch ‘Cross’ black alloy wheels; MirrorScreen® with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto; rear parking sensors; automatic air-conditioning; automatic lights and windscreen wipers; 7-inch colour touchscreen; as well as an exclusive ‘Origins’ interior ambience and exterior colour pack with bronze coloured design details.

The current best-selling ‘Flair’ trim level remains firmly in place and will now benefit from front parking sensors and the addition of keyless entry and push button start. These features add to an already comprehensive list of equipment, which includes: Citroën Connect Box Emergency & Assistance System (emergency call system); Active Safety Brake; Speed Limit Recognition; colour reversing camera; and Citroën Connect Nav with a three-year subscription to TomTom Live for real time traffic updates.

The top of the range ‘Flair’ trim will continue to offer a wide variety of engine choices too, including recently introduced RDE2-compliant PureTech petrol Euro 6.3 (6d) engines, available with a manual or EAT6 automatic gearbox. ‘Flair’ will also benefits from the availability of BlueHDi diesel engine technology, again with a choice of manual or automatic transmission.

The updated Citroën C4 Cactus Hatch range can be ordered now, with first deliveries commencing from late October 2019.





PureTech 110 S&S 6-speed manual Euro 6.3






PureTech 110 S&S 6-speed manual Euro 6.3


PureTech 130 S&S EAT6 automatic Euro 6.3


BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual


BlueHDi 120 S&S EAT6 automatic


What does a Citroen C4 Cactus (2014) cost?

List Price from £20,415
Buy new from £16,487
Contract hire from £207.28 per month