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This is the new Citroen C4, a glassy coupe-SUV appearance vehicle that’s the aboriginal Citroen archetypal to be offered with a first-rate of time-honored petrol and agent engines and with a pure-electric powered powertrain, badged as the e-C4.
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The architecture is a cogent abandonment from the approachable C4 Cactus SUV, with an clear alloy of hatchback, crossover and SUV styling. This gives it a assorted ambit of opponents, alignment from hatchbacks including the Ford Focus and Mazda3, to crossover and SUV look models just like the Kia XCeed, Peugeot 2008 and Ford Focus Active.
It’ll cross on auction in January, with fees predicted to alpha at about £19,000 for the petrol and agent models, and £30,000 for the electric e-C4 afterwards the Government’s constituent car grant.
It’s safe to mention that the Citroen C4 will perspective out, with a aciculate architecture that combines factors of a high-using SUV and a hatchback. Like the afresh facelifted Citroen C3, the superior end borrows numerous architecture cues from the 19_19 abstraction automobile. However, the top rung of daylight lively lighting fixtures is slimmer than we’ve obvious before. It additionally seems like there’s a introduced LED bar within the redesigned headlamp cluster, whilst the Citroen chevron logo keeps into the grilles.
With a sculpted bonnet, acid anatomy creases and a roof that seems like it’s amphibian acknowledgment to allegory atramentous windscreen pillars, you may frivolously aberration the C4 for a abstraction automobile. The clean management maintains about the returned; the tail-lights are abutting by using an LED ablaze bar that connects to the addle-brain army past the rear windscreen. With the C4’s automobile form, the rear windows are evocative of the instead extraordinary Citroen C6 saloon.
Electric Citroen e-C4 models are obvious out through one of a kind badging and dejected accents on the advanced and sides. There aren’t any bankrupt pipes, and the charging anchorage is amid below the ammunition accompaniment cap.
Like the C4 Cactus it is typical to replace, the brand new Citroen C4 and e-C4 will affection the employer’s Advanced Abundance ethos, with each archetypal accepting the company’s new accelerating hydraulic abeyance as apparent inside the C5 Aircross SUV. This paperwork uses a hydraulic compression arrangement to apathetic the automobile’s anatomy movement over bumps, abbreviation the appulse acquainted by passengers.
Inside, it’ll be comfy rather than pared-again, with abundance living room-style advanced seats and plenty of smooth-touch abstracts and absolute aperture handles (no longer aloof bolt straps). There’s a brand new touchscreen with brittle portraits, a head-up affectation and a schedule equipment cluster, and it appears the altitude ascendancy can now be troubled utility concrete buttons as capable-bodied as through the touchscreen. We additionally atom a wi-fi telephone charger and a alveolate rocker about-face as opposed to a beefy accent batten for automated fashions. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are each protected.
The ambit of the C4 are acutely beyond than the ones of a VW Golf however its angled roof organisation it doesn’t action any all-inclusive develop in practicality. You get 380 litres of cossack amplitude in all models, which actually fits the Golf, however Citroen mentions sixteen brought accumulator compartments at some point of the autogenous that add an brought 39 litres of space.
The alpha of 2020 turned into said to mark the alpha of Citroen’s ‘electrification offensive’, with the affiance that every new vehicle and van archetypal could be supplied with an all electric or constituent amalgam advantage in accession to petrol and agent engines. According to Citroen, the action changed into ‘devised to accord consumers the adaptability to just accept their tailored model, and again the adjustment of propulsion excellent accordant to them.’ The aboriginal archetypal released under the new affairs become the amalgam Citroen C5 Aircross SUV.
Unlike the C4 Cactus that aggregate its PF1 underpinnings with the Citroen C3 and C3 Aircross, Citroen told us the brand new automobile will sit down on the impede CMP belvedere already acclimated for the Peugeot 2008 SUV and abate Peugeot 208 and Vauxhall Corsa superminis. This is more moderen, delivered failing and bendy, because it changed into recommended to board petrol, agent and electric powertrains.
The petrol and agent engines are the PSA Groupe’s accustomed turbocharged 1.2-litre PureTech and 1.5-litre BlueHDi engines. The 1.2-litre petrol will action outputs of 108bhp, 128bhp or 153bhp but it’s now not but standard if all 3 of those can be awash within the UK. A 101bhp agent agent will be to be had, admitting crumbling agent income. An computerized gearbox could be adapted at the exceptional capable engines, and could be opportunity at the diesel.
Alongside the petrol and agent powered fashions, the new C4 can be accessible as a honestly electric powered archetypal alleged the e-C4. As we anticipated, Citroen’s aboriginal electric powered crossover will be given a 50kWh battery, aggregate with the Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Corsa-e. The ambit is the nice absorbing out of all the automobiles that use this powertrain, conceivably because of the e-C4’s swoopy styling. Up to 217 afar is promised from a abounding rate, and 100kW fast charging will accord 80% allegation in bisected an hour. A abounding allegation takes seven hours from a wallbox.
It’s no longer without a doubt as brief as the robotically agnate Peugeot e-2008 – zero-62mph takes 9.7 seconds, in comparison to nine strange for the Peugeot but it need to be affluence for pleasant shoppers, abnormally as Citroen is mostly targeted on comfort. Other electric powered rivals will accommodate the Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback, the Mazda MX-30 SUV and the handy Vauxhall Mokka-e.
Want to apperceive added approximately Citroen’s SUV line-up? Why now not recognize our all-embracing critiques of the Citroen C3 Aircross and Citroen C5 Aircross.