Citroën has released first details of the new C4 due to make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.
With a more sophisticated look than the current model, the C4 has much in common with the larger C5, while Citroën promises improved quality, space and comfort, as well as strong environmental credentials and driving enjoyment
At 4.33m long, 1.79m wide and 1.49m high, the new C4 is 5cm longer, 2cm wider and 3cm taller than the current model.
The 408-litre boot is the biggest in its class (as long as you discount the Skoda Octavia), with practical square dimensions and a lower sill that makes loading easier.
Upmarket features include a function for users to adjust the colour of the driver’s instrument display, select their own ‘polyphonic’ sound alerts, finely adjust the intensity of the air-conditioning and some models come with a massaging front seats.
Alongside existing range technologies, such as EGS (Electronic Gearbox System), hill start assist, automatic electric parking brake, lane departure warning and xenon dual-function directional headlamps, the new C4 will be available with new features , including a blind-spot monitoring system, a cornering light function, cruise control and speed-limiter with road speed memory settings, and an innovative new service called eTouch.
As well as offering on-board emergency assistance, Citroën’s eTouch system enables drivers to monitor their driving patterns and fuel consumption, and receive advice on how to improve their fuel economy.
The system also allows drivers to consult their vehicle’s technical status and monitor any necessary maintenance or servicing requirements.
The C4 will be available with Citroën’s new micro-hybrid e-HDi powertrains, which feature the latest generation Stop & Start system that helps deliver CO2 emissions as low as 109g/km at launch - and 99g/km on future models.
The car will become available in the UK early in 2011.