The production Citroën C4 Cactus has been previewed in a number of new images.

The new C4 Cactus is due to be revealed early next year, and will stay "largely true" to the initial Cactus concept seen at the Frankfurt motor show earlier this year.

Citroën has said it intends to reveal the Cactus on February 5, five years since the brand launched its DS line and 136 years since the birth of Andre Citroën, founder of the company.

Having been reportedly well received during its initial debut, the C4 Cactus has since been spotted testing in the run up to its launch. If sales of the C4 Cactus are deemed to be a success, the model could spawn more Cactus-badged cars which could eventually replace Citroën's more mainstream offerings.

While several elements from the concept are expected to change for the production model, like the addition of side windows, other features will stay. Among those features is the 'Air Bump' on the doors, designed to offer protection to the door panels in car parks and tight spaces. The sofa-style interior of the concept will also remain.

Official engine specifications for the C4 Cactus have not yet been revealed, but the range is likely to be built up mainly with lower-powered options and simple transmissions. Company bosses have already confirmed more higher-powered engines, like its 1.6-litre turbocharged unit, will not feature.

Thanks to: Autocar