New Citroen C4 seen in winter tests

New Citroen C4 seen in winter tests

February 10, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The crossover Citroen C4 Cactus, which was planning to live one generation, was a relatively popular choice in some European markets.

Last summer, Citroen CEO Xavier Peugeot announced that he was not preparing to change the generation of a fancy crossover, which was nothing more than an interesting experiment for the company. However, now the French automaker wants its replacement to be more traditional and discard some of Cactus’ non-standard design ideas.

Last month, the first spy photos of a fully revised compact model were published on the Web, and today we have another series of shots that show another prototype. The test car hints that the production model will be a hybrid of a hatchback and an SUV, which is going to demonstrate a bold appearance in an effort to become a car that is different from its competitors.

The new prototype looks almost identical to the previous one, but there is one thing that attracts attention. The presented design of the wheels usually means that they are aerodynamically optimized, and these are usually used on hybrid or all-electric vehicles. In one of the photos you can see a small exhaust pipe built into the rear bumper, and obviously this is a variant of the PHEV of an unnamed model.

Speaking of purpose, Citroen should bring to life the name C4. However, what used to be a traditional C-segment hatchback in Europe will turn into a crossover with similar dimensions based on the PSP CMP platform. This will allow the use of gasoline, diesel, hybrid and purely electric power plants.

It is believed that the replacement Cactus will appear on the market before the end of the year, and the Paris Motor Show, which will be held this fall, seems to be a potential event for the big debut of the new crossover.