A recent report indicates Citroën will not be launching a direct replacement for the C3.

French business newspaper Les Echos mentions PSA Peugeot-Citroën will launch a new city car next year as a preview for a new marketing strategy called "simple, human". This move will enable Peugeot to go a bit upmarket while Citroën will launch more affordable models.

As for the C3, this will be replaced by a more basic model known inside Citroën as the E-Cube. It will be unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will adopt some of the styling cues seen on the C-Cactus concept from 2007. Citroën plans on marketing the new model as a spiritual successor of the 2CV. The same source indicates production of the C3 will continue for at least three years.

Gallery: Citroen C3 not getting direct successor - report

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