Citroen has discharged full subtleties on its new C4 hatchback – the vehicle that will supplant the Airbump-ensured C4 Cactus. The all-new hybrid roused five-entryway follows parent organization PSA’s system of propelling its vehicles with inward ignition motors and electric drivetrains.
At the point when the C4 goes on special later in 2020, Citroen will be one of a kind in this market segment in offering its medium-sized family hatchback in petroleum, diesel, and electric structures from dispatch – beating PSA sister brand Peugeot. PSA brands Peugeot and Vauxhall do offer their littler 208 and Corsa in electric structure, though Citroen’s C3 is petroleum/diesel just because of the utilization of an alternate stage.
During the online question and answer session and world presentation of the new model, brand CEO Vincent Cobée said ‘I do accept this new C4 will turn into a reference point in the fragment.’
That is a wild structure…
It’s unquestionably going to be an argument. It’s a fastback plan that consolidates a portion of Citroen’s present structure signals however presents some new ones. It gets the intriguing split-level illuminating plan front originally observed on the C3, side cladding, and wheel arch augmentations that reflect the organization’s SUVs, yet an unmistakable backside with an elevated level back spoiler, fatback guard and rakish backlights.
Citroen says that the shading plans accessible to take into consideration 31 outside mixes, including seven body hues and five ‘shading packs’ that fit into the guard and side skirt embeds. One of those shading packs – Anodised Blue – is restrictive to the e-C4 variation.
Inside, the C4 gets an improvement of C5 Aircross’ all-advanced scramble and infotainment set-up yet with a couple of key changes. It appears Citroen has tuned in to the groans of even the cooling controls being coordinated into the focal touchscreen, so has reintroduced physical catches.
Tech like a head-up show, surrounding lighting, and, obviously, the brand’s Advanced Comfort innovations. That implies, similar to the C5 Aircross, you get Progressive Hydraulic bump stops in the suspension to improve ride thoughtfulness and Advanced Comfort seats.
Did you reference fluctuating powertrains?
The C4’s CMP stage takes into consideration petroleum, diesel, and electric force without the last trading off space.
The e-C4 joins the C5 Aircross module half and half, goofy Ami city vehicle, and a sprinkling of electric vans in its electric line-up. Much the same as other electric PSA vehicles in the gathering, it has a 50kWh battery and 134bhp e-engine, taking into consideration a 0-62mph run in 9.7sec and a maximum velocity of 93mph. Citroen claims a scope of up to 217 miles on the WLTP test strategy.
The choice of an electric rendition is fascinating – and since we lost the Volkswagen e-Golf, it is one of the not many electric decisions in this class. Its principal adversary will be the Nissan Leaf, which albeit maturing in a few zones, does in any case offer a serious range and effectiveness. What’s more, that is before the Volkswagen ID.3 goes ahead stream.
On the off chance that an ignition motor is more your thing, Citroen is offering its 109bhp, 128bhp, and 153bhp three-chamber PureTech petroleum motors and its 109bhp and 128bhp BlueHDi diesels. Everything except the most reduced controlled petroleum and diesel is accessible with an eight-speed auto just as a six-speed manual.
We should talk about common sense…
Just quickly. The new C4 has a 380-liter boot – equivalent to a VW Golf – and there’s a split floor course of action. Citroen flaunts top tier back legroom (we’ll need to test that ourselves to trust it) and embellishments like tablet represents the front traveler.
When would I be able to get one?
The new Citroen C4 and e-C4 will be accessible to arrange in the fall of 2020.