Citroen’s popular C4 has been voted 2006 World Car Design of the Year, at the New York International Auto Show, in acknowledgement of the way it has helped to push the established boundaries of innovation and style.
From a shortlist of 27 vehicles, the judging panel of The World Car of the Year Awards in Manhattan gave the Citroen C4 top honours, ahead of the BMW 3-Series and the Honda Civic.
Key to its success was the innovation that Citroen has displayed in creating a design that enabled two distinct body styles, coupé and 5-door, to be built on the same platform. The model’s aerodynamics, which the Award’s organisers recognised as a traditional cornerstone of Citroen’s character, also played a role.
The C4’s interior also captured the imagination of the judging panel with the debut of Citroen’s innovative fixed hub steering wheel.
This major International Award complements a long list of accolades that the C4 has already received, including Best hatchback from both Top Gear and Diesel Car magazines as well as British Car of the Year from Auto Express readers. It has also won a brace of awards in the British Insurance Car Security Awards.
And this world-beating design is available today in the UK from just £9,695 for the C4 1.4i 16v VT Coupé, thanks to the Company’s current cashback offer, which also provides savings of up to £2,200.Published 19 April 2006