Available in Latin America since 2019, the Citroën C4 Cactus has been a great success, becoming the best-selling urban SUV in Argentina in 2021 and 2022. The imminent arrival of the future C3 Aircross does not call into question the future of the C4 Cactus, which will soon benefit from an update.
The next restyling of the C4 Cactus, which explains the drop in sales in Brazil since the beginning of the year, is revealed for the first time thanks to this spy photo taken in Brazil. On these two copies of the C4 Cactus, the aesthetic differences are not obvious and at most we can notice the appearance of new rims, in reality those previously sold in Europe, and a new colour pack for the fog lamps, which are equipped with orange like the C4 Cactus X-series offered in 2022.
The poor quality of the photo does not allow to observe other aesthetic changes, even if the grille could be revised, prototypes previously observed had camouflage on the grille, it will be necessary to see when the official photos are published, which should happen quickly enough anyway. Indeed, while Citroën is preparing to unveil the future C3 Aircross on 27 April, rumours suggest that the restyling of the C4 Cactus could take place as early as May, which bodes well for Citroën in America. Latin.
Finally, it is the interior of the C4 Cactus that has evolved the most, with the addition of a new touchscreen, the same as the one on the C3 and probably on the C3 Aircross, a 10.25-inch screen equipped with the new multimedia system that will allow the C4 Cactus to make a leap into modernity, allowing you to use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay wirelessly. Inside, the seats have also been redesigned, with new armrests and more USB ports.
If the external aesthetic changes for the restyling of the C4 Cactus seem minor, it would be the same for the technical part, since the small SUV of the brand would keep the two engines currently offered, namely the 1.6 16V EC5 of 113 hp as well as the 1.6 THP, offered only in the Shine finish and developing 166 hp in petrol and 173 in ethanol.
The Citroën C4 Cactus will therefore undergo a slight restyling in Latin America, allowing it to return to the saddle with a more modern interior in terms of both style and technology. Cohabitation with the C3 and the future C3 Aircross may be difficult for the C4 Cactus, which will be sandwiched between the two. Nevertheless, the C4 Cactus is an important model for the brand in Brazil, as it has enabled it to wait out the arrival of the cars in the C-Cubed range by achieving good commercial performances both in Brazil and in Argentina or Colombia.