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Citroen has pulled the wraps of their facelifted C4 Cactus, which becomes the first European model to offer the company’s new Progressive Hydraulic Cushion (PHC) suspension.

The system debuted with the C5 Aircross and aims to give the more affordable C4 Cactus a buttery smooth and comfortable ride through a set of secondary hydraulic dampers in each corner which replace the conventional bumpstops at both ends.

Citroen has opted for a more comfortable set of the regular springs and dampers in order to further cushion the ride quality. The French company has also redesigned the seats which are now filled with high-density foam for even more comfort over longer drives.

Part of the update is of course the new exterior look of the C4 Cactus, which continues to feature the signature Airbumps, only now they’re mounted just above the sills and are smaller in size.

Other changes include new bumpers front and back along with physically larger lights all around, making the 2018 C4 Cactus look a lot cleaner. Citroen will offer 31 different exterior color combos and a range of five alloy designs to choose from.

Autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition and a driver attention warning system are now part of the new model’s equipment, along with blind spot monitoring, park assist and a rear-view camera. The infotainment features a seven-inch touchscreen display.

Citroen has also added a new engine option in the C4 Cactus range with the 130PS 1.2-litre PureTech engine. The same engine is also offered in 82PS and 110PS versions while there’s also a 100PS diesel.

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