Citroen has started to update its model.
The head of the company, Xavier Peugeot, confirmed in an interview that the replacement model C4 Cactus is in development, but will it get a new name and will get a new design. Now in the network appeared the first spy photos of new items during the tests.
A prototype of a hybrid of hatchback and SUV, the French automaker be different to the more traditional design approach compared to the previous model. However, it will not be a typical crossover, as Citroen wants to give it a special appearance in an effort to create a car that is different from its competitors.
The model will be based on an extended version of the CMP platform PSA Group, which is also used by the Peugeot 2008 crossover. Architecture supports petrol, diesel, hybrid assemblies, and a fully electric powertrain, which suggests that we will see a few different engine options on sale.
In fact, a prototype can be a test car with zero emissions, judging by the lack of tailpipes at the rear. On the back right window is also a warning sign, which says that inside the car is a lithium-ion battery.
Replacement Cactus to debut before the end of the year segment which is quite crowded in the European market fresh new models including the new Volkswagen Golf and Skoda Octavia, plus Ford Focus, Renault Megane and the like.