Citroën won’t be unveiling its new C4 until the Paris Motor Show this fall, but today it gave us a glimpse of what’s to come. The French automaker released some info along with several photos of its popular compact offering.
The new C4 has grown slightly in size, but due to advancements in design and production, the car is lighter than the outgoing model. Updated body work, new wheels, and chrome accents help to give the car more of a “premium presence” according to the automaker. With 14.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity, the new C4 has the most space in its class. New features available on C4 include massaging front seats, a blind spot monitoring system, and adaptive headlights. The car will also be available with Citroen’s new eTouch system, which offers emergency assistance, maintenance reminders, and fuel economy tips.
Engine choices for the compact car will largely remain similar to the current range, which consists of 1.4- and 1.6-liter I-4 gasoline engines and a diesel-sipping 1.6-liter I-4. Citroën is set to launch the car with its new diesel hybrid system, which will likely utilize the same 1.6-liter diesel engine found in the standard car. The use of energy-saving tires and an improved stop-start system will aid in improving fuel economy.
Although currently available several configurations, the new C4 will only launch as a four-door hatchback. In eliminating the two-door model, Citroën is said to be distancing the new model from DS-badged variants. The move to differentiate the models is similar to what it did with its C3 and DS3 models.
The new C4 is set to bow at the Paris Motor Show this fall, and be available for sale early next year.
Source: Citroën, Autocar