Citroën Cars in UK

Citroën and its strenght: Family Cars

One thing is certain, carmaker Citroën has given us some spectacular and avantgarde car designs over the years. Starting with the the iconic Citroën 2CV and the Citroën DS from 1955 to many more innovative and even futuristic designs. Now in present days Citroën sticks to its methods and presents us yet another unique car, the Citroën C4 Cactus, a car for you and your family to enjoy at the fullest.

Cactus family car
Cactus family car

In the electric era, should you still buy a diesel car?

In the electric era, the decision to buy a diesel car depends on various factors and individual preferences. Here are some points to consider when deciding whether to buy a diesel car in the electric era:

  1. Environmental Impact: Electric cars have a lower environmental impact compared to diesel cars. They produce zero tailpipe emissions and contribute to reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. If you prioritize environmental concerns and want to contribute to a cleaner future, an electric car would be a more sustainable choice.
  2. Fuel Efficiency and Operating Costs: Diesel cars have traditionally been more fuel-efficient than gasoline cars, providing better mileage and potentially lower operating costs. However, with advancements in electric vehicle technology, electric cars are becoming increasingly energy-efficient. They offer lower energy costs per mile compared to diesel cars, especially when charged with renewable energy sources.
  3. Infrastructure and Range: One consideration is the availability of charging infrastructure. Electric cars require access to charging stations for longer trips or if you don’t have access to home charging. In some areas, the charging network might not be as developed as gasoline or diesel refueling stations. Additionally, electric cars typically have a limited range compared to diesel cars, although this is improving with the development of longer-range electric vehicles.
  4. Government Incentives: Many governments provide incentives, such as tax credits, rebates, or subsidies, to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles. These incentives can make electric cars more financially attractive compared to diesel cars, which may be subject to higher taxes or restrictions in certain areas due to their emissions.
  5. Intended Use: Consider your driving habits and needs. If you primarily drive shorter distances within a city or have access to frequent charging, an electric car may be a suitable option. On the other hand, if you frequently travel long distances or require heavy towing capabilities, a diesel car might be more practical due to its longer range and higher torque.

The decision to buy a diesel car in the electric era depends on your specific circumstances, priorities, and the available options in your region. It’s worth researching and comparing the pros and cons of both diesel and electric cars to make an informed decision.

Citroën family cars

Although the name might mislead you this car will probably be found amongst others of his class mostly on the supermarket parking space. Its iconic “airbumps” the plastic panels fixed to the doors sides serve as a protection againts for example supermarket shopping carts that have gone out of control. One thing is for certain this car surely is a head-turner and we will probably see equally many amazed and annoyed people by it. It comes with a “funky” looking inside, smart touch and seats that make you feel like at home on your couch.

Catching anyones attention are probably the outside bumps but more than that the cost at which this car is running and its innovations are what make it even more amazing. For example it does come with a roof mounted passenger airbag, in order to have a very competitive price the inside is kept simple. Some parts such as sun blinds and electric seats are left out in order to achieve this price and save weight. A panoramic glass roof can be purchased additonaly. Due to its light weight (200kg less than an equal C4) it should save you roughly 20pc compared to similar family cars from other car brands.

Cactus Family car
Cactus Family car

Having tested the Cactus with and 1.6 litre engine (Diesel) it is supposed to need about 3.1 litres per 100 km and have a CO2 emission of only 89g/km. Prices for this jewel start at roughlty 18,000 Euro and go up to about 24,000 Euro ranging in engines power and equipment.

Being on the road the suspension makes you feel very at ease soaking up most of the big bumps and steering feels light and easy. Due to its body however wind and noise can be a bit up at times and be a bother. All in all Citroën has managed to create a stylish and innovative family car and surely not only people here in the United Kingdom but all over the world will like it. Soon we will see the Cactus all over the world, in the USA families and their pets, in Mexico familias and their Maskota and in France la famille and its animal de compagnie will be making tours in its brand new  Citroën Cactus C4.