Some of you may remember the little long-serving Citroën 2CV, or ‘Tin Snail,’ as it was affectionately referred to. Well, if Autobild‘s report is substantiated, its successor should be considerably less tin and snail.

According to the German publication, the model is codenamed the E3 Essential and will make use of the C4‘s platform. It will measure about 4.3 metres long and borrow styling cues from the C-Cactus concept (pictured).

A concept could be shown at the next Frankfurt motor show before the production car’s speculated launch in spring 2014 with a starting price of around €16k (RM64k). Word on the wire is that there will be two petrol units (82 and 100 hp) and one diesel (92 hp) offered.

Yesterday it was announced that Naza Euro Motors (NEM) has been appointed the official Citroën distributor in Malaysia, taking over from Brooklands Motors.