Citroen has given its C4 Cactus small SUV range a shakeup in Australia, correcting the omission of an automatic variant of the petrol model while at the same time ditching the diesel model.
The change sees the previous 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine and automated single-clutch transmission discontinued, replaced by Citroen’s 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol motor paired with a traditional torque-converter six-speed automatic driving the front wheels.
Pricing and specifications for the range remains unchanged with the C4 Cactus five-speed manual starting from $26,990 plus on-road costs and the automatic version starting at $29,690, $300 less than the diesel variant it replaces.
At the same time Citroen will introduce a special edition OneTone model, designed to quell the C4 Cactus’ controversial contrasting AirBump body protection package with a more elegant monotone treatment.
Two OneTone options will be available, with the first in metallic black paint with black AirBumps, black roof rails, black mirror caps and black alloy wheels, and the other combining pearl white paint, dune (off white) AirBumps, white roof rails and mirror caps, and two-tone white alloy wheels. Both models feature OneTone decals on a black C-pillar insert.
Pricing for the C4 Cactus OneTone editions starts at $27,490 plus on-road costs for the manual and $30,190 plus on-road costs for the automatic with order books now open.
C4 Cactus Exclusive manual - $26,990
C4 Cactus Exclusive automatic - $29,690
C4 Cactus OneTone manual - $27,490
C4 Cactus OneTone automatic - $30,190
Manufacturer’s list price excluding on-road costs.
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