CITROËN C4 is the embodiment of strength, control and efficient engineering. With a robust design, intelligent features and a range of highly efficient engines, it’s effortlessly capable in every situation.
The new Citroën C4 exudes robustness. At the front, the impression of strength and stability is immediate at first glance, with the bonnet sitting flush on the beautifully designed chrome twin chevrons and streched headlamps. The forward-facing front underskirt, with its large air grille, hints at the model’s dynamism and aerodynamics. From the side, the sharp crease lines do not intersect and give new Citroën C4 a muscular profile.
The vehicle’s chiselled profile bristles with premium detailing. Most versions feature glossy black B-pillars and roof spoiler. Rear side windows are also embellished thanks to a blackout treatment and stylish chrome window sills. Testament to this attention to detail, the upper side panel and the roof have been laser-welded to make any assembly joint disappear, thus leaving an unusually sleek and smooth roof.
There is a sense of serenity on-board the new Citroën C4 . All elements of lighting in the cabin have been finely tuned to match and respond to each other. LED mood lighting bathes the footwells and front of the centre console in a soothing hue, and the ambience can be further enhanced thanks to a 1.3 m² panoramic sunroof.
The new Citroën C4 is available with a wide choice of alloy wheels, from 16 to 18 inches in size, underlining its elegance and distinctive character. The 16" Boston alloy wheels exude timeless elegance. The 17" and 18" diamond-tipped Phoenix and Newport alloy wheels embody a perfect blend of engineering prowess and sophistication. The C4 VTi 120 Attraction comes with 16 inches Atlanta wheel covers.
The new Citroën C4's interior is attractive and sophisticated, and boasts considerable attention to detail. Showcasing the cabin to subtle effect, the vehicle uses best-in-class materials, such as a soft-touch one-piece dashboard that graps around chrome-circled air vents or the soft door armrests. The centre fascia thoughtfully groups chrome-clad controls in one convenient location. The steering wheel feels substantial, with chrome highlights and several multi-functional zones for easy operation of the vehicle's main functions.
Between the two front occupants lies a centre console that boasts a smart appearance. The Gear Selector - present on EGS gearbox versions - solidly positioned on a sliding rail in the console – is made of a single piece of steel covered with leather. It feels solid and fits snugly in the driver’s palm.
Space and size, versatility and user-friendly design, the new Citroën C4 has it all. The dimensions are compact (4.33m long, 1.79m wide and 1.49m tall) but with no trade-off in accessibility or space. Rear headroom is impressive, while the best-in-class boot is designed to make full use of all available space.
The boot on the new Citroën C4 quite simply sets a new market standard in terms of size. With maximum capacity of 408 litres, the New C4 can carry five passengers and all their luggage in comfort. The 2/3-1/3 split-fold rear seat creates a modular layout, while the ski flap (depending on models) makes it possible to carry long, cumbersome objects. On most models, the removable torch light can be left in place to light up the boot, or removed for use in dimly lit areas.
The cabin includes a host of roomy, ingenious storage compartments. Each front door can hold a 1.5 litre bottle and miscellaneous A4-size documents whilst rear doors can welcome a 0.5 litre bottle and a paperback. Most models' front seats come with back pockets to slip in magazines and other slim items.
The upgrades made to the new Citroën C4 aim first and foremost to set the highest standards in safety. One major innovation is the blind spot monitoring system (available as an option on Exclusive level). Using four sensors positioned in the front and rear bumpers, this active safety function detects any vehicles or motorbikes in your blind spot. An LED then lights up in the corresponding rearview mirror to inform you.
The new Citroën C4 offers a cornering light function as standard on most versions. This function dramatically improves night-time visibility in bends and at intersections. Depending on the turning angle of the wheels, the fog lights operate with the main (dipped) headlamp so as to illuminate the right or left angle of the vehicle up to 75º. This function dramatically improves visibility and enables you to spot other road users and potential obstacles earlier.
For additional control and safety, all new Citroën C4 models are fitted as standard with a cruise control and speed limiter. From the Seduction level, the New C4 comes with a cruise control and speed-limiter that allows the driver to memorise their favourite speeds, thus allowing them to select a cruising or limit speed more easily and retain their focus on the road.
The new Citroën C4 achieves the maximum 5-star rating in the new, more stringent Euro NCAP crash tests introduced in 2009. Intelligent design and an impressive array of standard safety features- like six airbags, ESP, unfastened seatbelt warnings and Isofix fixings – make this vehicle a very safe place to be.
The multi-functional four-spoke steering wheel feels substantial and objectively reinforces the feeling of control. It offers multiple functions at the driver’s fingertips. This allows the driver to remain focused on the road whilst operating key functions like setting the cruise control or activating a phone call.
The centre console combines both storage and connectivity, with USB connection being lodged in the front compartment on most models. Two cup holders embedded in the console also provide added convenience for those on-the-move drinks.
The centre fascia gathers audio, air conditioning and – as on option – satellite navigation controls in one convenient cluster. The enormous amount of thought that has been put into the cabin is apparent everywhere, a cabin where awareness of both the car and the road has been nurtured.
New C4’s front and rear seats received particular attention in order to make them especially comfortable and supportive. The adjustments available on the steering wheel and the driver’s seat make it easy for everyone to adopt the best driving position. All front seats can slide forwards and backwards, have their backrests adjusted, and are height-adjustable by up to 5cm. In addition, on C4 VTi 120 Seduction, front passengers enjoy a sliding armrest and manual lumbar adjustment for both front seats. On Exclusive, luxurious part-leather front seats boast an electric lumbar adjustment with massage function as well as a sliding height-adjustable central armrest.
The instrument panel standard on most models fuses analogue and digital display technologies with three striking binnacles offering perfect legibility and enveloping the cabin in a captivating blue glow.
The glowing analogue speed hand circles around the central binnacle instead of straddling it, demonstrating just how much technology and attention has been packed into the car. Proof of Citroën’s creative technology and of New C4’s engineering prowess, the blue shade of the binnacles and their surrounds can be adjusted independently in intensity, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to making New C4 adaptable to its driver’s requirements (depending on models).
Firmly contributing to the atmosphere of serenity and control on-board, the cabin’s meticulous soundproofing has been engineered to match acoustics found in larger executive saloons by filtering out exterior, road and aerodynamic noise.
At the front, soundproofing has been reinforced under the bonnet - to reduce engine noise and vibration at the source – and in the dashboard. Around occupants, all doors benefit from a triple protection arrangement usually only found on premium executive saloons. The floor has been treated with special soundproofing elements and the whole cabin’s structure sprayed with a damping solution replacing the usual “Fusible Soundproofing Sheet” technique, thus reducing weight whilst ensuring great serenity. The friction and acoustics compatibility of adjoining components have also been carefully examined, resulting in a suppression of mechanical sounds (operation of air conditioning, automatic parking brake…) and a perfect harmony of neighbouring parts (cloth against leather parts to suppress any irritating squeaking sounds).
Some models come with rear parking sensors and electrically folding heated door mirrors with integrated kerb side light as standard. The rear parking sensors provide a visual and acoustic indication as to the proximity of a potential obstacle when reversing at speeds lower that 10 km/h, thus reducing the risk of damage or injury.
Depending on models, door mirrors can be folded automatically (when locking the vehicle) or manually using a button situated on the driver’s door panel. This allows drivers to neatly park the car and guarantees good access. Door mirror casings also incorporate an LED light so that front occupants can step out of the car confidently.
The new Citroën C4 is available with two petrol engines, the VTi 120 and THP 155. They both benefit from variable valve lift and timing, which guarantees outstanding efficiency and allows for immediate response even on lower gear ratios. Emissions and fuel consumptions are among the best in the segment, with 143g/km for the VTi 120 and 145g/km for the THP 155 EGS.
The Citroën C4 is available with an e-HDi 110 engine, with emissions as low as 109 g/km.