The compact SUV has recently received a midlife facelift, but that extends the current car, first launched in 2014, only until the end of the decade. An all-new version will move from the old PF1 platform to the PSA Group’s new Compact Modular Platform (CMP), shared with the next Peugeot 208 and Vauxhall Corsa.
Like the 208, the platform is designed to integrate both internal combustion engines and an electric powertrain. Citroën’s senior vice president of global marketing and communications, Arnaud Belloni, confirmed to Autocar that the C4 Cactus would be the first electric model to be launched by the brand since the C-Zero city car.
The new models form part of the PSA Group’s wide-reaching electrification plans, which will see a plug-in hybrid or electric version of every Citroën, DS, Peugeot and Vauxhall launched from next year onwards.