The 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus is a car that since its conception has been halfway between a compact, an SUV and a low-cost saloon. His current face-lift is a less expensive car, more comfortable and with aesthetic solutions almost as striking as those he had when he was released to the market. Although its ground clearance is somewhat higher than that of a conventional compact and has a hardened appearance, even classify it as a crossover would be risky . In Brazil they have decided that the Cactus should be an SUV, and they have modified it for this purpose: this is the 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus SUV .
Its commercial name is Citroën C4 Cactus SUV , I have not invented title or entradilla. It is the spearhead of an ambitious investment project of the PSA Group in South America, in this specific case in the city of Porto Real. In the second half of 2017 the new CitroënJumpy began to be manufactured in Uruguay. Returning to the Citroën C4 Cactus SUV, it is an adaptation of the Citroën C4 Cactus to the peculiarities of the Latin American market , both physically – the state of the road network has been one of the factors taken into account in its development – and marketing .
In truth, there are hardly any changes with respect to the European model. A clear change is a new roof bars, as well as a suspension that raises its free height to the ground in a few extra millimeters. The front bumper has been very slightly redesigned, like the rear bumper, with fewer chrome accents and more dark plastics. It also equips specific tires , incidentally similar to those of a 2008 Peugeot . The Citroën C4 Cactus SUV will be sold with the Citroën C4 Lounge, a compact saloon – for all intents and purposes, a four-door Citroën C4.
For Citroën, the Latin American market is the second most important non-EU market after China . In 2017, 69,000 cars were sold in the region, 14% more than in 2016. With launches such as the Citroën C4 Cactus SUV, they hope to significantly increase their customer base . The brand has not communicated with which engines this Cactus will be sold in Latin America, nor its approximate price level.