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C4 Cactus voted 'Car of the Year' in DieselCar Magazine Car of the Year Awards 2015

The New C4 Cactus has been named as DieselCar Magazine’s ‘Car of the Year’ 2015. The award recognises the many bold & distinctive attributes of the Citroën brand’s latest model, which won the overall prize as well as being named as this year’s ‘Best Crossover’.

The latest-generation Citroën Grand C4 Picasso retained the ‘Best MPV’ title, having won it for the first time last year.

The New Citroën C4 Cactus has added two top DieselCar Magazine honours to its impressive list of UK industry awards received since its launch in September last year. Previous honours include ‘Small Hatchback of the Year’ in the UK Car of the Year Awards and the highly sought-after title of BBC TopGear Magazine ‘Hatchback of the Year’.

Ian Robertson, Editor and Publisher of DieselCar Magazine, commented that the New C4 Cactus represents “Citroën doing what it does best – a funky, urban-friendly vehicle that is taking the sector by storm”, adding that “clever touches like the roof mounted airbag, protective airbumps and chest-like dashboard cubby box show that the firm’s engineers are keen to innovate. Keen pricing, frugal engines and some of the most comfortable seats in the business mark this C4 Cactus out as one of the most distinctive newcomers of the year.”

Ian Robertson added; “I am really proud to be able to announce that the Citroën C4 Cactus wins the title of DieselCar Magazine’s Car of the Year 2015. It’s the perfect car for the times. It’s affordable, practical and incredibly comfortable, all wrapped up with a striking design that can be highly personalised.”

In addition, the highly acclaimed Citroën Grand C4 Picasso was named as DieselCar Magazine’s ‘Best MPV’ for the second year running. The judges praised its combination of style, comfort and affordability, adding that “there’s a lengthy list of hi-tech equipment and safety functions to keep even the most ardent gadget geek happy.”

Alongside the three wins for the New C4 Cactus and the Grand C4 Picasso, the DieselCar Magazine Car of the Year Awards judges also highly commended C3 Picasso in the ‘Compact MPV’ category.

The newly independent DS brand also received a highly commended for DS 3 in the ‘Premium Small Car’ category.