The Citroën C4 Cactus has just been named ‘New Car of the Year’ in the prestigious Motor Trader Industry Awards 2015, which were presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London earlier this evening. Launched in September 2014, the multi-award winning model fought off stiff competition from across the industry, including the latest-generation Audi TT and the Volkswagen Passat, to pick up the top honour.

Motor Trader’s judging panel of leading automotive journalists, said; “Citroën’s C4 Cactus has provided dealers with a car they can make a noise about. With its delivery of fun, functionality and low running costs it is attracting new buyers to the brand making it a worthy winner of Motor Trader’s Car of the Year award.”

Curtis Hutchinson, Editor of Motor Trader, said; “The C4 Cactus has a winning formula of excellent ride and handling, low running costs and versatile interior dimensions, combined with adventurous styling. It’s the perfect package and it’s great to see a British designer such as Mark Lloyd helping spearhead automotive design.”

Chris Cheetham, Citroën UK’s Marketing Director, commented; “By focusing on intelligent technologies and innovative design, we’ve been able to create a car that not only meets our customers’ expectations, but also exceeds them. The C4 Cactus represents the future design direction of Citroën, so it’s an extremely exciting time for our dealer network and everyone working for the brand.”

The New Citroën C4 Cactus is available from just £12,990 MRRP OTR and offers the very latest ‘useful’ technologies and an efficient range of Euro 6 engines.