Citroen e-C4 challenges Volkswagen ID3 for price

Citroen e-C4 challenges Volkswagen ID3 for price

September 10, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The electric car Citroen e-C4 has a range of 350 km on the WLTP cycle.

The base price of the model in France is 35,600 euros, while the top versions cost 38,800 euros excluding benefits. The all-electric version of the Citroen C4 compact hatchback will be on sale in France for € 35,600 as PSA Group prepares to offer a direct competitor to the most anticipated newcomer in the segment, the Volkswagen ID3.

With electric vehicles and scrappage incentives available in France and other countries, the price of the e-C4 will drop to below € 30,000. Electric and combustion engine versions of the C4 are available to order and will hit showrooms before the end of the year. The car will replace the C4 Cactus in Citroen’s lineup.

The VW ID3 will cost € 35,575 in Germany at launch, although the price in France is € 37,990 excluding benefits.

Other all-electric competitors for the C4 include the Nissan Leaf, which is priced at € 33,900 in France; VW e-Golf (which will eventually be replaced by ID2) for 33,950 euros; and Hyundai Ioniq electric – 35,200 euros. The Tesla Model 3 starts at 49,600 euros in France and offers a range of 530 km, although cheaper models with a lower range are available in other European countries.

The C4 is built on an enhanced version of the PSA Group’s CMP platform for small and compact vehicles and is the first compact vehicle to use this architecture.

Citroen says the e-C4 has a range of 350 km on the WLTP cycle. By comparison, the base range of the ID3 is 426 km, the e-Golf is 231 km, the Ioniq is 378 km and the Leaf is 270 km, although both the ID3 and Leaf are available in extended range versions.

Citroen has also announced prices for the petrol and diesel versions of the C4. Petrol C4 with 100, 130 or 155 hp costs from 20,900 euros. Diesel versions with 110 or 130 hp. start at 23,200 euros.

There will be three main trim levels available for each powertrain, and two “packages” with comfort and driving assistance features. The top petrol model costs 31,750 euros; top diesel – 32,200 euros; and the top-end electric version costs 38,800 euros.