This is the all-new Citroen C4, the very first design from Citroen to be supplied with the alternative of a diesel or petrol powertrain as very well as a entirely electric alternative, which will be badged e-C4.  

With the typical hatchback current market suffering in the wake of the SUV boom, Citroen has taken a distinctive method with its new C4. As disclosed by Vehicle Express before in the 12 months, the VW Golf and Ford Focus rival has morphed into a crossover.

Talking to Vehicle Express, Citroen’s CEO Vincent Cobée advised us how the section wanted reinventing. “I would agree that the C-section has been a rather common sector and is probably ideal for adjustments,” Cobée discussed. “One [notion] is to find the good balance involving affordability, versatility and ease and comfort, far better entry, and far better visibility, as there’s probably also a will need for a lot more spice in the model.”

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The new C4 borrows styling cues from the larger sized C5 Aircross SUV as very well as the 19_19 principle that was disclosed as a preview of the potential of Citroen structure. Its impact can be witnessed in the head and tail-light-weight structure of the new C4. The pictures also reveal equally petrol and electric variations of the C4, and evidently present that whichever powertrain customers select, the look of the crossover will be equivalent, with the exception of blue detailing on the badges of the e-C4.

It steps four,360 mm extended, 1,800 mm vast, 1,525 mm higher, building it noticeably larger sized than a VW Golf. Citroen statements boot capacity of 380 litres throughout each individual design, when wheel dimensions range from sixteen to 18 inches in diameter. 

The cabin is a a lot more gentle redesign of what we can see in today’s C4 Cactus. A new ten-inch digital dashboard and instrument binnacle are noticeable, when a redesigned centre console also appears. Wi-fi smartphone charging as very well as Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle connectivity are also incorporated.

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Citroen also statements there are sixteen storage compartments dotted throughout the cabin that insert up to 39 litres of extra storage.

Citroen C4 and e-C4 engines and powertrains 

The C4 and e-C4 has introduced with a complete of a few petrol, a person diesel and a person electric powertrain possibilities. On the other hand, not all are very likely to be designed offered to British isles customers. 

Petrol possibilities incorporate Citroen’s PureTech 1.two-litre a few-cylinder motor in a few states of tune: 99, 128 or 153bhp. All designs will be front-wheel drive, when the a lot more powerful variations will be supplied with an 8-velocity automated gearbox. The only diesel alternative will be a 101bhp 1.5 litre, which can be had with a six-velocity manual or 8-velocity automated.

The e-C4 helps make use of a 50kWh battery that will ability an electric motor, developing 135bhp, on the front axle. Citroen statements the e-C4 can include -62mph in seconds, strike a top velocity of 93mph and include 217 miles on a one cost. Employing a 100kW quickly charging station will replenish the battery to 80 per cent in thirty minutes, when a domestic 7kW wallbox charger normally takes a very little around 7 several hours. 

One particular point Citroen has confirmed is that all C4s will have the firm’s new progressive hydraulic suspension set-up. The car’s springs and shock absorbers perform with hydraulic compression and rebound stops, which are built to step by step gradual human body movement around bumps and potholes. 

Product sales of the new C4 will begin in January, with prices very likely to get started from about £19,000. The e-C4 ought to occur in at less than £30,000 after the Government’s plug-in car grant has been taken into account.

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