Prices and characteristics of the new Citroen C4 and e-C4 announcedAugust 19, 2020
The French company has revealed details about its new products.
This is the all-new Citroen C4, which will be offered with conventional petrol or diesel engines, as well as a version with a purely electric powertrain, which will be renamed e-C4.
The hatchback market suffered from the rise in popularity of SUVs, so Citroen took a different approach to the design of the third-generation C4. Citroen CEO Vincent Kobe explained that the C4 needs a rethink.
“I agree that the C segment was a fairly traditional sector and is probably suitable for change,” – he said. “One [idea] is to find the right balance between affordability, versatility and comfort, better accessibility and better visibility, as there is probably a need for more spice in style as well.”
The new C4 borrows styling cues from the larger C5 Aircross SUV, as well as the 19_19 concept, which was presented as a preview of Citroen’s future design. The influence of this concept can be seen in the design of the new C4’s head and tail lights.
The photos also show the petrol and electric versions of the C4, and the images clearly show that whichever powertrain the buyer chooses, the crossover’s styling will be identical except for the blue details on the e-C4 badges.
The new C4 measures 4360mm long, 1800mm wide and 1525mm high, making it noticeably larger than the VW Golf. Citroen says boot capacity is 380 liters for each model, and wheel sizes range from 16 to 18 inches in diameter.
In the interior, we also note a softer redesign of what we see in today’s C4 Cactus. There is clearly a new 10-inch infotainment system and digital instrument cluster, and a new center console takes up the center of the cabin. Also included is wireless smartphone charging, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Citroen also claims there are 16 storage compartments scattered throughout the cab, adding up to 39 liters of extra space.
The C4 and e-C4 were launched with three petrol, one diesel and one electric powertrain. However, not all of them will be available to UK buyers. The petrol engines include a Citroen PureTech 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine in three power ratings: 99, 128 or 153 hp. All models will be front-wheel drive, while more powerful versions will be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The only diesel unit will be a 101 hp 1.5-liter engine that can be equipped with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
The e-C4 uses a 50 kWh battery that powers a 135 hp electric motor. on the front axle. Citroen claims the e-C4 can go from 0-100 km / h in 9.7 seconds, reach a top speed of 93 mph and travel 217 miles on a single charge. Using a 100 kW fast charging station will charge the battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes, while a 7 kW home wall charger will take just over seven hours.
The new C4 will go on sale in January at a price starting at £ 19,000. E-C4 must be less than £ 30,000
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