The 2004 Citroen C4

Citroen C4 Hatchback

Citroen C4

Citroen has revealed first official pictures of the stunning new C4, ahead of its world debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show (23 September – 10 October).

The new Citroen C4 will be presented in two striking and distinctively different bodystyles, and will introduce several major innovations, class-leading aerodynamics as well as numerous significant comfort and convenience features.

The eye-catching C4 Coupé displays sharp, dynamic lines, whilst the C4 Hatchback is more curvy and rounded. In both cases, the sweeping contours make for outstanding aerodynamics, and a drag coefficient of just 0.28 will help keep fuel consumption and CO2 emissions right down.

Among the numerous innovations that the new C4 will bring to the class is a multi-functional fixed centred controls steering wheel, which offers easy access to the centrally-mounted controls. In addition, its unique design will enhance safety by allowing the housing of a specially designed airbag that offers greater protection to the driver.

The new Citroen C4 will also boast other advanced safety features, such as an involuntary lane-departure warning system, designed to help prevent drivers from losing concentration or falling asleep at the wheel, as well as moving, dual-function directional Xenon headlamps, which provide improved lighting when cornering.

Other equipment normally reserved for more expensive cars includes a speed limiter and low tyre pressure warning system. On top of this, the new C4 is also set to be the only car in the class to offer laminated glass side windows, which will not only provide maximum protection against break-ins, but also enhance the acoustic comfort inside the cabin.

And occupant comfort is set to be a key attraction of the new C4. Within the spacious and modern cabin, detailed design touches include a scented air freshener built into the high quality, stylish dashboard. Drivers will further benefit from the unique, translucent instrument cluster that is able to adjust to ambient light, giving a clear read-out no matter what the light conditions.

Powering the new C4 will be a wide range of the Company’s very latest petrol and HDi common rail diesel engines, most of which will meet Euro IV emission standards, offering a broad range of performance - from 90hp to 180hp for petrol and 92hp to 138hp for diesel.

Published 16 July 2004 Melanie Carter

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