In 2025, Citroën will have an offer made up of four already confirmed electric cars that aspire to become high-volume sales models and, therefore, will have affordable prices. Since its founding in 1919, Citroën has stood out as a general manufacturer, distinguished by its innovative character, both in technology and design. Today, as part of the Stellantis group, the French company seeks its place in the conglomerate as one of the most affordable brands, without leaving behind its differentiating designs and great attention to occupant comfort. It’s objective; continue to be one of the most popular brands in Europe and around the world.
The relaunch of the Chevron brand is based on an offer of electric cars that, as in the case of the rest of the brands of its parent company, do not use exclusive bodies, but share them with variants equipped with other propulsion systems. Along with Fiat, Citroën has become an access brand to the Stellantis group.
His intention is not to offer low-cost electric cars that eliminate everything superfluous in search of a minimum price. This is how the brand showed it when it presented the Oli concept car, which, in a way, was inspired by the Ami, a simple but fun quadricycle. The brand’s future electric cars will be imbued with this spirit.
Citroën ë-C3, in 2023
One of the great novelties of the next generation of Citroën C3 is that it will only be offered in an electric version. The base on which it will be built will be the CMP platform, the same one used by the Peugeot e-208, although in this case, it will be a simplified and much cheaper version. The fourth generation will lay the foundations of the new positioning of the brand. With this car, Citroën will get closer to Dacia, offering simple vehicles at affordable prices.
The range is expected to feature an “Eco” version, with a small motor and battery that competes directly with the Dacia Spring. Above this basic version, a more versatile version will be available, capable of facing routes outside the city, with a range of around 350-400 km.
By design, the C3 will have the appearance of a small SUV, being an evolution of the model designed specifically for India. With this profile, the European version will be revised to bring it as close as possible to the Oli concept. The ë-C3 will be unveiled later this year as the model of the brand that debuts the new Citroën logo.
Citroën ë-C3 Aircross, in 2024
If the conventional ë-C3 will already sport an SUV format, what is left for the Aircross version? The evolution of what until now was the crossover version of the brand will be very noticeable in this second generation. It will grow about 15 centimeters, moving away from urban models and closer to compact vehicles. With a length of approximately 4.30 meters, the ë-C3 Aircross will expand its customer base by relying on an aspect that will abandon the feeling of being a small minivan.
Like the ë-C3, the next Aircross will only be available with 100% electric propulsion. It will use the same CMP platform to offer a technical sheet similar to the latest models designed on it, such as the Jeep Avenger, which has a 116 kW (156 hp) engine and a range of 400 km.
Citroën ë-C4, redesigned for 2024
After the first generation is presented in 2020, the Citroën compact will have a half-life restyling in 2024. It will be the opportunity for its electric version to modify its technical sheet and adopt the novelties already provided by the models that share its e-CMP architecture. The engine will increase from 102 kW (136 CV) to 116 kW (156 CV) and will be powered by a higher-capacity battery that will extend its range to over 400 km.
About the design, for now, there is no information. However, as it is a restyling, only some details may be modified, as is usual in these cases, with small changes to the front and rear based on the arrangement of headlights and pilot lights.
Citroën ë-C5 Aircross, second generation
At the end of 2021, Stellantis confirmed the launch of a second generation of the C5 Aircross, which this time would be available in a fully electric version. Its manufacture, as with the first, will be carried out by the Rennes factory. The group thus formalizes the arrival of the new STLA Medium platform at this facility.
This architecture will be inaugurated at the end of 2023 by the third generation of the Peugeot 3008, which will also be available in an electric version, with front and all-wheel drive and range that will reach up to 700 km. To make Citroën the access brand in this category as well, Stellantis may consider doing without the highest-end technical versions in the C5 Aircross. In terms of design, this model will be highly influenced by the Oli concept, that is, angular shapes, although, for now, there is no preview of the result of this inspiration.