Peugeot-Citroën South Africa has confirmed Citroën will return to South Africa after exiting the country at the end of 2016.
The French company is expected to relaunch locally towards the middle of October 2019. While it’s not yet confirmed, we expect Citroën to again share dealership space with its sister brand, Peugeot.
So, which vehicles will Citroën offer in South Africa? Well, it seems likely the C3 hatchback will be introduced (with the C3 Aircross a distinct possibility, too), while we’ve also heard the C4 Cactus and C5 Aircross are on the cards.
The third-generation C3 hatchback (pictured below) was revealed in mid-2016, while the C3 Aircross followed just under a year later. South Africans already know the C4 Cactus (although it has since been facelifted), while the C5 Aircross – which shares its platform with the Peugeot 3008 and 5008, as well as the Opel Grandland X – is expected to top the local range.
We suspect the DS sub-brand – which separated from Citroën in 2015 and morphed into a standalone marque – could also return to South Africa further down the line.
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