New 2021 Citroen C4: all-electric e-C4 joins petrol and diesel options

Rodolfo Schellin

This is the all-new Citroen C4, the first model from Citroen to be available with the selection of a diesel or petrol powertrain as properly as a absolutely electrical solution, which will be badged e-C4.  

With the common hatchback industry struggling in the wake of the SUV boom, Citroen has taken a unique approach with its new C4. As uncovered by Auto Specific before in the yr, the VW Golf and Ford Aim rival has morphed into a crossover.

Speaking to Auto Specific, Citroen’s CEO Vincent Cobée advised us how the section necessary reinventing. “I would concur that the C-section has been a pretty classic sector and is in all probability proper for alterations,” Cobée spelled out. “One [thought] is to find the correct harmony in between affordability, flexibility and comfort, superior accessibility, and superior visibility, as there is in all probability also a need for a lot more spice in the model.”

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The new C4 borrows styling cues from the larger sized C5 Aircross SUV as properly as the 19_19 idea that was uncovered as a preview of the foreseeable future of Citroen style and design. Its affect can be viewed in the head and tail-gentle style and design of the new C4. The images also expose both equally petrol and electrical versions of the C4, and obviously exhibit that whichever powertrain buyers decide on, the glimpse of the crossover will be similar, with the exception of blue detailing on the badges of the e-C4.

It steps four,360 mm extended, one,800 mm wide, one,525 mm high, generating it significantly larger sized than a VW Golf. Citroen statements boot potential of 380 litres throughout every model, although wheel sizes variety from sixteen to eighteen inches in diameter. 

The cabin is a a lot more gentle redesign of what we can see in today’s C4 Cactus. A new ten-inch electronic dashboard and instrument binnacle are apparent, although a redesigned centre console also seems. Wireless smartphone charging as properly as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are also incorporated.

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Citroen also statements there are sixteen storage compartments dotted all over the cabin that increase up to 39 litres of added storage.

Citroen C4 and e-C4 engines and powertrains 

The C4 and e-C4 has introduced with a overall of three petrol, one particular diesel and one particular electrical powertrain possibilities. Nonetheless, not all are most likely to be made offered to United kingdom buyers. 

Petrol possibilities contain Citroen’s PureTech one.2-litre three-cylinder motor in three states of tune: 99, 128 or 153bhp. All designs will be front-wheel travel, although the a lot more impressive versions will be available with an 8-velocity computerized gearbox. The only diesel solution will be a 101bhp one.5 litre, which can be had with a 6-velocity handbook or 8-velocity computerized.

The e-C4 helps make use of a 50kWh battery that will ability an electrical motor, building 135bhp, on the front axle. Citroen statements the e-C4 can go over -62mph in seconds, hit a best velocity of 93mph and go over 217 miles on a one demand. Using a 100kW rapidly charging station will replenish the battery to eighty for each cent in thirty minutes, although a domestic 7kW wallbox charger normally takes a tiny in excess of seven hrs. 

One particular issue Citroen has verified is that all C4s will have the firm’s new progressive hydraulic suspension established-up. The car’s springs and shock absorbers work with hydraulic compression and rebound stops, which are developed to slowly sluggish entire body movement in excess of bumps and potholes. 

Gross sales of the new C4 will get started in January, with prices most likely to commence from about £19,000. The e-C4 ought to occur in at considerably less than £30,000 after the Government’s plug-in car grant has been taken into account.

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