An updated version of the Citroën C4 Cactus has been revealed.
The headline feature of the revised French hatchback is a new suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushion (PHC) technology, which Citroën says creates a “magic carpet ride effect”.
It’s the first time the PHC system has been applied to a European model, having previously been used in the Chinese C5 Aircross SUV. It works by dissipating energy sent through the suspension by road imperfections to ensure a smooth ride.
Some exterior revisions have been made to the car too, with the trademark air bumps now slimmer in design and lower on either side of the Cactus. New two-tier headlights have also been added, as well as ‘3D-effect’ rear lights.
A new engine has been added to the C4 Cactus line-up. The top-of-the-range three-cylinder petrol unit develops 128bhp and 230Nm of torque and is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox — although full specifications for the engine are yet to be revealed.
Linda Jackson, CEO of Citroën, said: "Citroën's objective is to be the benchmark in terms of comfort and, as a mainstream brand, to bring this all-new comfort to the greatest number of people.
“With New C4 Cactus and the introduction of the new suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushion, we are bringing motorists an original compact hatchback fully in tune with its times."
Prices, order dates and delivery dates for the revised C4 Cactus have yet to be announced.