Citroen Axes C4 Hatchback, New C4 Cactus Takes Its Place At The Range

Citroen will drop the C4 hatchback from its range and doesn’t plan a direct replacement up until 2020, leaving temporarily the C4 Cactus as the sole player in the compact segment.

That’s why the French car-maker made the extra effort and significantly re-engineered the Cactus, making it the first European model to come fitted with its new hydraulic suspension, as it targets now to a much wider audience.

An all-new replacement for the C4 hatchback won’t be ready up until 2020 or 2021 while the new C4 Cactus will be launched in Europe at the start of 2018.

“The current C4 is a seven-year-old design and we had to make a decision. We will stop production and the C4 Cactus will take its place,” said Xavier Peugeot, product planning boss to Autocar.

Apart from the new hydraulic suspension, the new C4 Cactus comes with 80 percent new body panels and a more premium front end with extra bits of chrome. Citroen has also added new optional seats that are filled with high-density foam for even more comfort.

“We are talking here about 21st-century comfort in suspension and seats. But it is more than that, Citroën is about well-being and peace of mind,” said Citroën boss Linda Jackson.



  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    …the new C4 Cactus comes with 80 percent new body panels and a more premium front end with extra bits of chrome. Citroen has also added new optional seats that are filled with high-density foam for even more comfort.
    Is there no end to this car’s magnificence?

  • Christian
    • Jp

      As much as I love Citroën, these two cars have never been claimed for their sportiness.

    • uS’gedlemba

      No need for an RIP it’s the C4 Cactus that needs to prove itself, the C4 will be back.

  • haudit

    I have no problem with this. The C4 is about as interesting as stale bread, and has looked outdated since the day it was launched. I have some issues with the revisions to the C4 Cactus, but it’s still an infinitely more stylish car than its utterly milquetoast hatchback namesake.


    first c4 is underrated
    second c4 is horrible af

  • Victor Ferreira

    The first generation C4 was easily Citroen’s most interesting car this century, maybe being beaten only by the C6. A shame that when the second generation came around it was watered down to mediocrity.

    • uS’gedlemba

      Because of the damn DS brand…

  • Dennis Scipio

    The hatchback gets replaced by a Crossover. But then again, crossovers were always based on car platforms anyway, mostly.

  • jfalckt

    Seems a bit weird alignment but I guess it needs to be done

  • klowik

    The C4 Catus definitely looks better and more versatile. I guess the normal sedan and hatchback market will keep shrinking and replaced by the higher riding equivalent.

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