This is a brand-new car from Citroen, even though parts of it aren’t strictly new. Where the C4 is Citroen’s conventional family hatch offering, the Cactus takes a very different approach.
The exterior is unusual to say the least, with an innovation Citroen calls ‘Airbumps’; large padded areas down each side which are designed to deal with small impacts in car parks or from shopping trolleys.
There’s a similarly unusual theme on the inside where there is a retro-looking digital instrument display, door handles that are straps rather than handles and a glovebox designed to look like a travelling trunk.
Looks and image
It’s the appearance of the Cactus that dominates the experience, for good or bad depending on your point of view. It has character and flair, and stands out from the c...