This is the all-new Citroen C4, the first design from Citroen to be made available with the alternative of a diesel or petrol powertrain as effectively as a fully electrical solution, which will be badged e-C4.  

With the normal hatchback industry suffering in the wake of the SUV increase, Citroen has taken a distinctive tactic with its new C4. As uncovered by Automobile Express before in the calendar year, the VW Golf and Ford Concentration rival has morphed into a crossover.

Talking to Automobile Express, Citroen’s CEO Vincent Cobée told us how the section required reinventing. “I would agree that the C-section has been a quite conventional sector and is in all probability proper for improvements,” Cobée discussed. “One [concept] is to come across the appropriate balance involving affordability, versatility and convenience, greater accessibility, and greater visibility, as there’s in all probability also a need for extra spice in the model.”

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The new C4 borrows styling cues from the greater C5 Aircross SUV as effectively as the 19_19 thought that was uncovered as a preview of the potential of Citroen style. Its influence can be noticed in the head and tail-light-weight style of the new C4. The pictures also expose equally petrol and electrical variations of the C4, and evidently display that whichever powertrain consumers pick, the look of the crossover will be identical, with the exception of blue detailing on the badges of the e-C4.

It measures 4,360 mm prolonged, 1,800 mm extensive, 1,525 mm substantial, building it significantly greater than a VW Golf. Citroen claims boot capability of 380 litres across each design, while wheel dimensions variety from 16 to 18 inches in diameter. 

The cabin is a extra light redesign of what we can see in today’s C4 Cactus. A new 10-inch electronic dashboard and instrument binnacle are evident, while a redesigned centre console also appears. Wi-fi smartphone charging as effectively as Apple CarPlay and Android Automobile connectivity are also integrated.

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Citroen also claims there are 16 storage compartments dotted in the course of the cabin that incorporate up to 39 litres of extra storage.

Citroen C4 and e-C4 engines and powertrains 

The C4 and e-C4 has introduced with a whole of 3 petrol, just one diesel and just one electrical powertrain options. Even so, not all are very likely to be created offered to United kingdom consumers. 

Petrol options contain Citroen’s PureTech 1.two-litre 3-cylinder motor in 3 states of tune: 99, 128 or 153bhp. All versions will be front-wheel push, while the extra powerful variations will be made available with an eight-velocity computerized gearbox. The only diesel solution will be a 101bhp 1.5 litre, which can be experienced with a 6-velocity manual or eight-velocity computerized.

The e-C4 can make use of a 50kWh battery that will electricity an electrical motor, establishing 135bhp, on the front axle. Citroen claims the e-C4 can protect -62mph in 9.seven seconds, strike a best velocity of 93mph and protect 217 miles on a solitary charge. Using a 100kW fast charging station will replenish the battery to eighty for each cent in thirty minutes, while a domestic 7kW wallbox charger requires a tiny about 7 several hours. 

1 factor Citroen has confirmed is that all C4s will have the firm’s new progressive hydraulic suspension established-up. The car’s springs and shock absorbers perform with hydraulic compression and rebound stops, which are made to progressively sluggish overall body motion about bumps and potholes. 

Sales of the new C4 will get started in January, with charges very likely to get started from all around £19,000. The e-C4 should appear in at significantly less than £30,000 once the Government’s plug-in auto grant has been taken into account.

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