Citroen to Price C4 Cactus from €13,950 in France, Making It Cheaper than the C4

Just revealed in its final production form at the Geneva Motor Show, the Citroen C4 Cactus is perhaps one of the most enigmatic vehicles of the year, at least for those who actually still care about the French brand. At least one of its secrets was revealed today by Julien Montarnal, in charge of the corporate strategy for this model.
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Thanks to an interview given by him to Autonews, we now have a good idea of what to expect in terms of price from the French crossover. €13,950 will be the base price in France for the C4 Cactus. Now, that might not sound like it, but it's actually a bargain.

A C4 hatchback costs €18,850. Of course, beyond the name the two have nothing in common. A more fitting comparison would be with the C3 hatch, which starts at €13,300. Peugeot's equivalent crossover is another fitting comparison, costing €15,400 in France.

For such an affordable crossover, the Cactus has very interesting packaging. Its interior is spartan in some places and exciting in others. leather straps replace the door handles while two large displays replace the radio and speedo. It's the same story with the exterior design, as LEDs create a signature look at the front of the car while the lack of wind-down winds for the back doors tell a completely different story.

Engineered from the ground up to be affordable, the C4 Cactus will be offered only with two engine choices, a 1.2-liter e-VTi triple with 82 hp and a BlueHDi diesel with 100 hp. By using lighter components and reducing the car's maximum speed, they've also managed to reduce its weight to an amazing weighs just 965kg, 200kg less overall compared with a Citroën C4.

Citroen hopes the C4 will change modern motoring across Europe. The French company will introduce a lease program where you way only €199 per month for 3 years to drive the Cactus, without ever having to worry about service costs and repairs. Once that contract expires, you can either buy the car outright or enter another contract. The French will also pioneer a pay-per-use scheme where you'll be billed according to the distance traveled, plus a fixed monthly rate.
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