New Citroen C4 electric 2020: pictures, specs and on-sale date

A forthcoming electric replacement for the Citroen C4 Cactus SUV has been spotted testing under camouflage in winter conditions

Citroen C4 electric

The forthcoming all-new Citroen C4 electric, set to appear at some point in 2020, has been spied testing in winter conditions under camouflage.

It's set to be the first all-electric Citroen since the diminutive C-Zero city car. For Citroen, the electric C4 represents just the first step in a process of electrifying its whole range, which will be finished in 2025.

The new C4, which may be available in both conventional hatchback and 'Cactus' SUV form, will sit on the CMP mechanical platform. This also forms the basis of the Vauxhall Corsa-e, Peugeot e-208, Peugeot e-2008 and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense small electric cars from other PSA Group brands.

Like those cars, an electric C4 will go on sale alongside conventional petrol and diesel-engined versions as soon as the new range is launched. The electric C4 is expected to have similar battery capacities and motor outputs as those models.

We currently don't know exactly what the new C4 will look like, but the latest spy photos indicate a sleeker, more hatchback-like profile than the outgoing car, plus a fairly high nose and a rising windowline towards the back of the vehicle.

As well as passenger cars like the C4, Citroen is also working to electrify its commercial vehicle range, with zero-emissions version of the Dispatch and Relay vans set to join the existing Berlingo Electric in the range. A plug-in hybrid version of the C5 Aircross family SUV has also been launched.