Meet the latest Citroën C4. It has been given a stylish makeover and fortified with extra technologies that will be appreciated on every drive. As a compact hatchback, it begs to be driven every day, ideal for nipping across the city or snaking down country lanes.
4.33m long, 1.79m wide and 1.49m tall, the latest version of the Citroën C4 is one of the most compact cars in its class. This condensed size makes it practical for stealing into tight parking spaces and curling around uncompromising urban corners.
Contours on the bonnet and across the sides give it a sporty look and the large angular headlights define the nose. Refreshed headlights with LED daytime running lights and indicators give it a sharper look and a 3D light cluster design in the tail defines its stance on the road.
The crafted seats, which have raised haunches, are comfortable to sink into every time, and a 2.6m long wheelbase means there’s plenty of space in the rear for three adults. All trim levels have air conditioning so it always feels fresh and cool inside the cabin. With a clutter-free dashboard and central console, it has a clear feel that’s elegant and tasteful.
Never has a hatchback felt so airy and spacious. An optional 1.3m2 sunroof floods the cabin with natural light while the electric sunroof stops you from getting too hot when the sun’s out. A 408-litre boot will easily hold all your shopping plus a pushchair or a number of suitcases when you’re going away on trip. The most luxurious trim level, the Platinum, features a seven-inch touchscreen perfectly in line with the indicator paddle so the media and navigation is easily at your fingertips.
The Citroën C4’s petrol engines have PureTech systems that are built for better fuel efficiency. Both the 108bhp and 128bhp variant can achieve 60mpg on the combined cycle, and the most powerful of the two is available as an automatic.
There are three diesel BlueHDioptions on offer: 98bhp, 118bhp and 147bhp, which are all compliant with Euro6 standards. The most powerful of the three will take you from 0-60mph in approximately eight seconds.
A handy Gear Efficiency Indicator is included in all trim levels and tells you when toswitch up or down a notch for optimum fuel economy.
A radio/CD player and AUX-INcomes as standard so your drives will always be accompanied by a soundtrack. Using the steering wheel controls, you can easily switch stations or tracks and alter the volume without taking your hands from the wheel. Bluetooth connectivity with hands-free equipment for using your phone safely while driving is included in the Feel and Flair trim levels. In the Flair variant, you can control the media through a seven-inch touchscreen.
Rear parking sensors come as standard onFlair models so you can easily slip into parking spaces when you’re out and about in town without fear of marking the paintwork.
To prevent any skidding in unfavourable weather while you are zipping about the city, the Citroën C4 has Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control. The Feel and Flair trims have cruise control with a speed limiter so you can enjoy a hassle-free drive without the worry of going too fast.