2015 Citroen C4 Cactus approved for Australia
After redesigning the rear seats, the 2015 Citroen C4 Cactus has finally been approved for sale in Australia, and will be here in early 2016.
CITROEN AUSTRALIA had hoped to offer the 2015 Citroen C4 Cactus before now, but the fact that it only had two top tether anchor points and ISOFIX mounts only available on the outboard seats precluded it from sale here. So, Citroen has re-engineered the back seats just for Australia (so we’d better buy the thing) with the addition of a new 60:40 split fold rear seat.
“The new, more practical rear seat replaces the folding bench seat available globally, but also allows for the fitment of top-tether anchor points for child seats to all positions,” Citroen Australia said in a statement.
General Manager of Citroen Australia John Startari said the new local specification is a demonstration of Citroen’s commitment to the Australian market.
“We were devastated when we realised that the specification would preclude the C4 Cactus from being sold in Australia,” said Startari.
“Upon discussing the issue with engineers and designers, they realised the unique requirements Australia presented also offered the opportunity to increase the utility and practicality of the C4 Cactus and commenced development of a split fold rear seat.
“We are thrilled we have been able to engineer a factory based solution for such an important and ground breaking vehicle.
“This specification, along with local evaluation of specification and features, will be pivotal in ensuring we offer the best possible product to Australian customers,” said Startari.
While final specification and pricing hasn’t been announced, the C4 Cactus, when it arrives here next year will offer two engines, an 81kW/205Nm 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and a 68kW/230Nm 1.6-litre turbo-diesel motor, paired to a six-speed semi-automatic transmission.