Citroen will expand its offer with zero emissions, starting next year, beyond the current C-Zero, E-Mehari and E-Berlingo MultiSpace with the successor of the C4 Cactus.
Confirmed for 2020 CEO Linda Jackson during a meeting with AutoNews, it will be based on an extended version of the framework CMP PSA Group.
Currently it is used subcompact hatchbacks, Peugeot 208 and Opel / Vauxhall, a small SUV Peugeot 2008 and DS3 Crossback. It supports petrol and diesel engines and electric powertrains. It will support as a replacement for C4 Cactus both on the ICE and the electric drive, which may result in the removal of the suffix “Cactus” from its name (decision still pending).
In the note Jackson said that while people will continue to buy cars with a diesel engine, the company will not abandon them. However, the entire range of Citroen will receive electric versions by the year 2025, and this step will begin next year, when each new model they make will get the derivative of a PHEV or EV. C5 Aircross, for example, has already launched a hybrid powertrain with plug-in and e-AWD.
Rumors about the return of Europe’s C5 sedan of medium size (and possibly also universal) arose in 2017, when the second generation was minimized, and, it seems, the French automobile firm has not abandoned him. The representative of Citroen confirmed (again) that the beginning of the next decade the car has D-segment will have another chance and that he will be inspired by the concept of CXperience 2016. Under the skin, it will share many components with last Peugeot 508.