The Citroën C4 Cactus and C4 will merge into one model with for the next-generation car, due in 2021, as the French car maker seeks to streamline its product line-up.
While the crossover-styled C4 Cactus has just received a facelift, production of the more conventional C4 saloon has stopped and Citroën"s product boss Xavier Peugeot said its replacement would incorporate the C4 Cactus. That means Citroën will only have one model in the family hatchback C-segment, which includes rivals such as the Peugeot 308, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
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Peugeot said: "We needed to reduce our line-up to eight silhouettes [as demanded by Citroën’s parent company PSA’s boss Carlos Tavares], so one of these models had to go. The C4 and C4 Cactus are converging into one.”
Asked why the C4 Cactus had won out over the C4, he said: “It is more in line with Citroën positioning. We want to position ourselves differently [to other brands] and the C4 Cactus is the stronger basis to do it.”