Citroen has taken a surprising approach when it comes to the successor of the C4 Cactus. The put it in as few words as possible, it won’t get a direct replacement, and the ‘Cactus’ moniker might reportedly die with it, at least in the foreseeable future.
The information has been brought forward by TopGear, who spoke to the company’s product chief, Xavier Peugeot. “For the time being, this car is our C-segment hatch offer. Our next C-segment car to come will replace the C4 Cactus. This will be the end of the Cactus. For the name, I don’t know yet, but for the car, yes.”
Could this mean that a new generation C4 hatchback is coming? Perhaps, and it sure seems like a very good time to consider it, given that the second-gen Peugeot 308 is in for a major makeover. The 308 was launched back in 2013, and it’s in dying need of a new generation to rival the likes of the latest Ford Focus, upcoming Volkswagen Golf and refreshed Renault Megane.
In turn, a new Citroen compact hatchback will challenge the likes of the same cars, as well as others in Europe’s competitive segment. However, it might not be limited to the Old Continent, as everyone knows that Peugeot will relaunch in the U.S. market next decade, so there’s a (small) possibility that sister-brand Citroen might follow in its footsteps.
If the C4 Cactus still seems appealing, even after the facelift that has made it less funky, then you can still get one. In Germany, the comfort-focused crossover kicks off at €17,690 ($20,111) and in the UK it can be had from £19,070 ($24,290).