PRICE A starting sticker of $26,990 is high for the class, and the diesel is even higher from $29,990, but ample standard equipment includes a reversing camera. TECHNOLOGY There’s nothing special in the Cactus. Robotised manual gearbox, which Citroen calls an auto, is old and clunky. PERFORMANCE The Cactus is no fireball but the base engine is perkier than in the Renault Captur. Good fuel economy compensates. DRIVING A potential class leader with cushy ride, good grip in corners and excellent vision. Would be relaxing on the longest runs. DESIGN A striking newcomer that’s all about customisation, from Airbump panels to body and roof colours, plus user-friendly cabin. Quirky still but in a good way.