The Citroen C4 Cactus’ unusual design isn’t the only thing setting it apart from the competition. The way in which Citroen aims on getting bums into the Cactus is equally unique.
According to reports, Citroen intends to lease the C4 Cactus in Europe in much the same way that cellphones are being leased. There will be a set monthly leasing fee, as well as an additional fee that will depend on amount of use.
Just like your cellphone bill will be higher the more time you spend on your phone, this sort of leasing scheme will charge more if you put more kilometres on your Cactus.
It’s not a completely new idea in Europe, though. Some companies already offer similar schemes, but they do not function on a pay-per-use system. If someone leases a vehicle for three years and puts a lot of kilometres on it, they usually have to pay a sizable amount at the end of the term to compensate for this use. A pay-per-use scheme will prevent this sort of situation of you travel a lot, and will save you money on a month-to-month basis of you don’t put a lot of kilometres on your car.
With vehicle prices in SA become rather absurd, this might just be a viable solution locally…