New Citroen C4 2010 – Official Pictures And Information
The New Citroen C4 is bigger, offers more interior space for passengers and luggage and drops its specific elements for elegance. So, here are the first official pictures and information of the new Citroen C4.
Citroen C4 is at the the second generation and we can say that for a model so young, has grown so much in a short period of time.
The 5-door version is has not the unconventional silhouette anymore, but has a more sober look, almost like a station wagon. The comparison with the Audi A3 Sportback hardly seems exaggerated looking at the official pictures. The style is 100% Citroen and fits well into new the creations of the Parisian brand, following pretty closely the lines of Citroen High Rider concept, displayed at Geneva motor show as a preview to the official model.
In size, this model has increased slightly, now measuring 4.33 meters in length, which places it between Renault Megane and Opel Astra. But the best rival in terms of size, is likely to be the new Ford Focus, which has about the same length.
Instead, the new Citroen C4 is winning at another chapter, for those who want a family hatchback, just like the new French compact is announced. So, the luggage capacity: 408 liters are a big jump from the volume of 320 liters of the previous generation. This value is eve higher than all European rivals, but can not compare with the class leader, Honda Civic and his 485 liters.
The big metamorphosis happens, however, inside: say goodbye to the fixed hub steering wheel and to the tachometer located above the dashboard. Now, the new Citroen C4 relies more on refined and slightly more on the conventional spirit.
The small artistic delights are not missing, such as the vents with a less regular shape and the gauges, which combines the analog with the digital (as in the case of Megane 3). In addition, the dashboard is better shaped around the driver and the air is not the impersonal one of the previous generation.
However, in terms of ergonomics, the new C4 has inherited one of the drawbacks of older brother Citroen C5, the excessive congestion of very small buttons on the center console and steering wheel.
High-tech nature of the car is expressed by many customizations that can be operated to set up life on board. It can even customize the color and lighting of the gauges and can be set different polyphonic tones warning signals.
Don’t be surprised, you really need this, for the new C4 has many assist systems, like the blind spot monitoring system and even eTouch a system that “reads” the driving style of the driver and provides guidance for running as economic as possible. For the pleasure of the driver the massaging seats come to help, but as optional.
In terms of engines, this model is not announced too sporty, leaving this feature to the future Citroen DS4. It has three petrol engines: 1.4-liter VTi of 95 HP mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, 1.6-liter VTi of 120 HP with manual transmission with five gears or automatic with four gears and 1.6 THP of 155 HP, which comes only with a robotic transmission with 6 gears. For the fans of diesel engines Citroen proposes the well-known 1.6 HDi of 90, 110 or 150 HP.
The big novelty is the e-HDI Hybrid system, which makes his debut on a production Citroen. It will consist of a 1.6 HDI engine and an electric motor powered by the energy dispersed during braking, a unit which will develop 110 HP, at the cost of 109 g/ km of CO2. There will be a e-HDI 90 version, which will be the first Citroen to fall below 100 g / km CO2 emissions, boasting, more specifically, with 99 g / km.
The new Citroen C4 will be officially presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2010, making his debut on the European roads in October.