Citroën Ireland announce details of the new C4 and ë-C4 all electric hatchback
• A reinvented compact hatchback with a strong Citroën identity
• The all-new C4 marks a 10th generation of compact hatchback from Citroën
• Offering the dynamism of a hatchback but coupled with the strength and robustness of an SUV
• Available in petrol, diesel and all electric; the New C4 will launch in Ireland in Q1 2021
30/05/2020: Citroën Ireland have today announced details of their new 10th generation compact hatchback, the all-new Citroën C4 and fully electric ë-C4. The Citroën C4 was first launched in 1928 as the French brands first compact vehicle, however, is best known for the 2004 edition which sold 3 million units globally and embodied Citroën's boldness for design and technology. The all-new C4 which was unveiled earlier today, builds on this legacy and offers the elegance, fluidity and dynamism of a compact hatchback coupled with the strength, character and robustness of an SUV. Available in a choice of Petrol, Diesel or all-electric; the new C4 will launch in Ireland in Q1 2021.
The new C4 draws on Citroën's long and rich experience in the compact hatchback segment which started in 1928 with the first generation C4. This was later followed by the Ami 6 and Ami 8 which were renowned for their exceptional comfort in the 1960s. The following decade saw the introduction of the GS and GSA featuring hydropneumatic suspension and a revolutionary design. The Citroën BX was launched in the 1980s and the ZX in the early 1990s, followed by the Xsara in 1997, C4 in 2004 and first edition C4 Cactus in 2014. The all-new C4 marks the 10th generation of compact hatchback from Citroën and with 92 years of segment experience and a related 12.5 million compact hatchback sales globally, the new C4 promises to be the best yet offering a fresh innovative design with a bold, uniquely Citroën flavour.
The front end of the New C4 boasts a V-shaped lighting signature which incorporates Citroën's new design standards and includes double-stage headlights with chrome chevrons stretched across the entire width of the vehicle. These iconic chevrons flow into to the LED daytime running lights at the top and extend to the LED headlights at the bottom. The bonnet, high and horizontal, echoes the concave shape of C5 Aircross SUV and exudes an energetic and assertive attitude. The unique roof line, combined with the sloping rear window, clearly expresses the aerodynamics of the vehicle, while the rear spoiler enhances the vitality of the body shape. This gently sloping roof and overhanging side windows is a nod to the iconic Citroën GS but also offers a design feature that allows for a generous boot volume of 380 litres. The New C4 offers a choice of 31 colour combinations thanks to 7 exterior colours options and 5 exterior colour packs. There are also 6 different interior choices and a host of alloy wheel options available to ensure optimal customisation.
On the inside, the New C4 inspires confidence at first glance through the modernity of its clean, contemporary dashboard, softly shaped door panels and soft, supple materials throughout. The wide horizontal dashboard gives passengers a feeling of space and volume while the chevron grain pattern on the dashboard and Satin chrome (or high-gloss black) accents on the vents, steering wheel, instrument panel and cabin controls offer a comfortable cabin experience by clearly identifying useful touchpoints.