With attractive, sculpted lines; impressive build quality; and an array of original upmarket features and functions, the new Citroen C4 is a perfect balance of confidence-inspiring styling and useful, convenient technologies.
Specifically designed to meet the needs of mid-size 5-door hatchback retail customers and business users, new Citroen C4 is robust and versatile; driver-focused, yet impressively comfortable; and is charged with a real 'Positive Power' - thanks to efficient Citroen engineering and an environmentally considerate range of powertrains.
Like the new Citroen C5 in 2008, and the new Citroen C3 in 2009, new Citroen C4 is further evidence of Citroen's know-how and creativity in designing efficient, stylish, innovative and safe vehicles with 'real world' practicality.
New Citroen C4's distinctive profile and balanced proportions give a clear impression of strength and stability. Defined and flowing surfaces, such as the purposeful front end and rear spoiler, hint at the model's optimised aerodynamics. Chrome detailing combines with dynamic headlight styling and sculpted alloy wheels for a sophisticated and impressive road presence.
Fractionally larger than its forerunner, new Citroen C4's compact external dimensions - 4.33m (l), 1.79m (w), 1.49m (h) - conceal generous internal volumes with spacious accommodation for all occupants; built-in versatility and practicality; and a class-leading boot volume of up to 408-litres VDA.
The high quality of new Citroen C4's interior finish is immediately apparent from the tactile soft-touch material on the top of the one-piece dashboard and the generous amounts of chrome around the dials and vents. This is a car created to deliver a supremely satisfying on-board experience as well as long-term durability.
Promising precise control and an accomplished drive, new Citroen C4's driver-focused cockpit immediately delivers a feeling of on-road comfort and confidence. Personal comfort can be tailored to individual requirements, with users able to adjust the colour of the instrument display, select their own 'polyphonic' sound alerts and even set the intensity of the automatic air conditioning to one of three different settings. For optimum levels of comfort, new Citroen C4 can be specified with massaging front seats - the first time this has been offered in this sector of the market.
New Citroen C4 is intelligently designed with a range of new convenient technologies, a number of which are unique to the segment. There is a new blind-spot monitoring system, a cornering light function, cruise control and speed-limiter with favourite speed settings and Citroen's innovative eTouch Emergency & Assistance System.
An environmentally respectful car, the new Citroen C4 uses the latest Citroen technology to reduce its ecological impact. With CO2 emissions from just 109g/km, the new Citroen C4 is one of the most ecologically-conscious models in the segment and all diesel models qualify for free VED in the first year.
A Gear Efficiency Indicator - standard specification on all manual models - signals the optimum moment to change gear and encourages economical driving. A focus on controlling new Citroen C4's overall weight and the use of 15% 'green' materials add to the new Citroen C4's environmental credentials.
New Citroen C4 is powered by an extensive range of refined and efficient powerplants - three BMW co-developed petrol engines and four efficient HDi diesel units. Power output ranges from a refined 90hp to a punchy 155hp. Automatic, 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-speed EGS transmissions are all available.
One of the safest vehicles in its class, new Citroen C4 has been awarded the maximum 5-star Euro NCAP rating, including a 97% score in the 'Safety Assist' category - the highest score for any vehicle of its type.
Arriving in the UK in January 2011, the new Citroen C4 will be offered in three well-specified trims - VTR, VTR+ and Exclusive - and is attractively priced, starting at £15,595, rising to £21,495 for the range-topping 2.0HDi 150hp Exclusive. Prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%.Published 18 November 2010