Successor of Citroen C4 Cactus to have battery-electric option by 2020

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Citroen has expanded its zero-emission by next year with the successor of C4 Cactus. It is already offering C-Zero, E-Mehari, and E-Berlingo Multispace. In an interview with Autonews, CEO of the company Linda Jackson confirmed for 2020 Citroen C4 Cactus. The said model will be based on the extended version of PSA Group’s CMP platform. The CMP Platform is currently used by Peugeot 208 and Opel/Vauxhall subcompact hatchbacks along with Peugeot 2008 and DS3 Crossback small SUVs. They support petrol and diesel engines as well as electric powertrains.

Citroen C4 Cactus

Both of them will be unpinned ICE and electric-powered variants of Citroen C4 Cactus replacement. As of now, decision on the name is pending and might drop Cactus suffix. In the same interview, Jackson stated that as long as people continues to buy diesel powered cars, company would continue to churn them to meet the demand. Nonetheless, the entire Citroen range will get electrified versions by the year 2025. The process will begin from next year where every new model they make will gain a PHEV and EV derivative.

Citroen C4 Cactus

Interestingly, Citroen C5 Aircross is already being offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and e-AWD. There are rumours going around regarding the C5 sedan and estate version. From the 2017, it was phased out in Europe but it seems that company hasn’t given up on it. Linda confirmed again that they will give another shot to D-Segment car by next decade. It would be inspired by 2016 CXperience Concept and will share several components with the latest Peugeot 508.

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