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Despite being a big sales hit, the C4 Cactus doesn’t exactly serve as a replacement of the C4 hatchback. In fact, the French carmaker appears to be planning a new generation of the compact hatch for Europe.
The model will continue to challenge the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Renault Megane, Opel Astra and others in the compact segment, and should arrive after 2020, AutoWeek reports, after discussing the subject with the brand’s CEO, Linda Jackson.
“The C4 is particularly important in Europe, and we need something in that segment, so there will be a replacement”, said Jackson, without disclosing further details.
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Nevertheless, since the older C4 generations shared their platform and other mechanical parts with the Peugeot 307 and 308, it’s very likely that the new one will follow the same route. Moreover, the latest 308 is also scheduled for a replacement after being in production pretty much unchanged since 2013, so the two cars will probably arrive around the same date.
In addition to a new C4 hatchback, Citroen is also planning yet another C5. The D-segment model was said to be “especially important for China, but will also be carried elsewhere in the world”, according to Jackson, and should follow hot on the heels of its smaller sibling.
The PSA-owned brand already has the foundation stone for this model, in the form of the new Peugeot 508, which was shown to the world earlier this spring in Geneva.