First time: Citroen C4 Cactus

First time: Citroen C4 Cactus

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The more complex – the better? Forget this stupid mantra. “Simplicity – the path to nirvana” – says Citroen

No, they’re serious? Actual machine called “Cactus”? Well … EMA’s hard to think a worse name for the new cars. Suppose association with green in the era of worship “Greenpeace” – is the norm. But still prickly cactus and ridiculous-looking … The name of the “Citroen” seem all the more strange if we recall the main a feature of the car – air-filled rubber inserts on the side of the door. These amusing hrenovinki (the French call them Airbumps – “Air bubbles”) protect the body during tight parking contacts.

Well, all good ottoptalis already named. Better evaluate the machine itself. Somewhere about half a year ago we wrote about the French “cactus” like a pro Krutetskiy concept, and now look at the production version. Found at least a couple of fundamental differences? They do not exist!

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Prototype, no change turned into a production car – cool itself. But the car did not like the gray mobile protoplasm streets – it’s cool in the 15-th degree.

The new “soda pop” above all intriguing fundamentally new (or rather, well forgotten old) approach to development. C4 Sactus marks the first, and we want to believe, not the last chapter of the book “Car: back to basics.” On its pages, not a word about active cruise control and tracking system Rows movement. But there are many interesting things about the really practical design (think about the same rubber bubbles), intuitive ergonomics and curb weight, more suitable quad ATVs, rather than the car.

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See, based on “Cactus” – lighter chassis urban Hatch C3. From modular trolley EMP2 refused considerations of weight, because it was originally designed for 7-seater passenger compartment and heavy diesel engines. Of course, kilograms, grams and milligrams per chassis and body design saved despair stantly.

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Minimum devices has fewer keys, means, and fewer headaches

That rear window, for example, do not fall, but only slightly opened on fortochny manners. Uncomfortable? Not too much. But minus 11 kg. At the back of the sofa no adjustments. Again, I do not like? But a couple of “kege” carved out here. And so on and so forth: Minimize on Borken total bench instead of individual front seats, aluminum hood and bumper amplifiers …

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On leaving the car weighs less than a ton. So even unpretentious three-cylinder engines, the most powerful of which produces only 112 hp, dispersed “Cactus” to nearly 200 km / h Adding traditional (now, however, the nearly forgotten) French ride and the price tag implies humanity. Well, C4 Cactus may well become a major french-car of the year, and even the coming five years. We would not mind …

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