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Citroen C4 to return with EV power in 2020 - report

The now-defunct Citroen C4 hatchback could make a return as an all-electric vehicle to rival Volkswagen's upcoming I.D. range, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Linda Jackson, Citroen's CEO, said a C-segment (small) hatchback is at the top of the company's priority list given the strong sales volume in that part of the market...

Citroen planning Australian 'relaunch' in 2019

Citroen Australia has big plans for its local range in 2019, in line with the company's 100th anniversary celebrations, though it means we may have to wait a little longer for some new models. Speaking with CarAdvice, Peugeot Citroen Australia's PR and corporate affairs manager, Tyson Bowen, said the local division is planning to "relaunch" the brand Down Under...

Citroen Cactus Black launches from $30,990

Citroen has announced the special-edition C4 Cactus Black, which arrives in Australia from $30,990 drive-away. Limited to just 20 units nationally, the company says the dark-themed version of its quirky crossover brings $3850 of additional equipment, despite being priced just $1000 over the drive-away price of a standard C4 Cactus with the six-speed automatic...

Citroen: Next C4 and C4 Cactus to become one - report

The next-generation Citroen C4 and C4 Cactus look set to become one and the same, with the company's boss confirming the move for 2021. Speaking with Autocar, Xavier Peugeot, head of PSA Group, said the two models will "converge" in the next-generation, making the crossover-styled hatchback the sole small-segment offering – set to duke it out with the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, and Peugeot's own 308...

2015-17 Citroen C4 Cactus recalled for bonnet fix

Citroen Australia has recalled the 2015-2017 C4 Cactus, over concerns a faulty wire could stop the bonnet latching properly. The company says the striker wire support on the bonnet lining of affected vehicles may not be sufficiently secure, which could make the bonnet open while the car is moving...

Citroen C4 axed, C4 Cactus will act as replacement

The Citroen C4 hatch will soon go out of production, with no direct replacement set to take its place. This makes the just-unveiled C4 Cactus facelift its de-facto replacement in Citroen's range outside of China. Xavier Peugeot, Citroen's head of product planning, told Autocar: "The current C4 is a seven-year-old design and we had to make a decision...

2019 Citroen C4 Cactus facelift unveiled

The Citroen C4 Cactus facelift has been revealed, with extensive changes to the car's exterior. Perhaps most noticeably, the original version's distinctive Air Bumps have been deleted from the car's front, back and sides. The front fascia has been extensively reworked...

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus: Automatic petrol model added, diesel dumped

As we reported a few months back, the 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus range has seen the dumping of the diesel semi-automatic model in favour of a new petrol-auto model. The newly added Citroen C4 Cactus auto version uses the same characterful 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine as has been offered with a manual option since the car's launch in early 2016...

2016 Citroen C4 Cactus recalled for bumper fix

Citroen has issued a recall for eight examples of its 2016 C4 Cactus crossover over concerns trim on the front bumper bar could come loose. The French manufacturer reports the front bumper bar's lower trim finisher may not have been properly secured during production. If the condition occurs, the lower trim finisher could detach and fall off, posing a hazard to other road users...

2016 Citroen C4 Cactus recalled for starter fix

Citroen has issued a recall for its 2016 model-year C4 Cactus vehicles over concerns an electrical fault could lead to a fire risk. According to the French manufacturer, the affected vehicles could have a non-compliant electrical relay's internal component, which could disrupt the starter control...