Motoring: Citreon Cactus

2014 Citroen C4 Cactus. See PA Feature MOTORING Motoring News. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature MOTORING Motoring News.
2014 Citroen C4 Cactus. See PA Feature MOTORING Motoring News. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature MOTORING Motoring News.

The Citreon C4 Cactus has been awarded the top accolade at the Carbuyer.co.uk Best Cars of the Year awards.

The Cactus drove away with the top prize after winning praise from road testers and being revealed as the most frequently searched-for motor on the buyer-focused website.

In a successful awards handout for Citroen, the Cactus also won its category (Best Economical Car), while the Grand C4 Picasso won in the Best Seven-Seater field.

Stuart Milne, editor of Carbuyer.co.uk, said: “The quirky Citroen C4 Cactus, with its Airbump panels, has been set up with comfort in mind and it’s extremely economical with a return of more than 60mpg for the petrol engine. A worthy winner of the Carbuyer Best Car of the Year 2015.”

Linda Jackson, Citroen’s CEO, commented; “The Citroen C4 Cactus has already won more than 25 major awards and these latest accolades from Carbuyer are particularly pleasing - for two reasons.

“Firstly, it’s fantastic to win the overall car of the year prize as well as taking the win in the Best Economical Car category.

“Secondly, Carbuyer offers advice to customers who are actively in the process of looking for a new car, so these awards are very important for a new entrant to the market like the C4 Cactus.

“And on top of the wins for C4 Cactus, the Grand C4 Picasso has been voted Best Seven Seater. Recognition like this validates our belief that Citroen is getting it right when it comes to designing and producing well-considered family transport.”