Citroen C4 Cactus will turn into electric carNovember 11, 2018
In 2019, the Cirtoёn will return the C4 hatchback. But it will become an electric car – a direct competitor to the VW I.D., although classic internal combustion engines will not go anywhere.
Hatchback Citroen C4 last year quietly went into circulation. He was replaced by C4 Cactus, which now plays the dual role of a family C-class hatchback and crossover. But as it turned out, not at all. Next year, his replacement will appear. It will be a classic hatchback, but not built on the EMP2 platform, which is already used by the Peugeot 308.
But the new C4 will be radically different from its predecessor. First of all, it concerns power plants. The main thing in the new line of the city hatchback will be the electric car, the image of which has already appeared in the press. And this is quite an expected move.
At the Paris Motor Show, Citroën announced that the development of a new C4 hatchback is a priority in expanding the brand’s offer in Europe. And this is understandable, given the demand for C-class hatchbacks on the European market.
However, the new machine will not be built on the already familiar EMP2 architecture. The new C4 will receive the longest version of the CMP platform. This flexible platform has an e-SMR branch that implies the use of batteries up to 50 kW / h. For electrical options of French supremini.
At the same time, the platform will be “stretched” as much as possible. This will make it possible not only to build a C-class car, but also to place a 60 kW / h battery, which will allow up to 350 kilometers to be carried out on one charge according to the most stringent WLTP standards. Thus, PSA, using its smallest platform, will receive a direct competitor VW I.D.
At the same time, Citroën promises that the price for the new electric C4 will not be dizzying, and customers who still do not believe in the wonders of electric current will be offered hatchbacks with the usual petrol and diesel engines.