The French carmaker has revealed today the new 2011 Citroen C4 and has released full information and an image gallery of the new version. In terms of exterior design, the 2011 Citroen C4 features a more aggressive front end, with re-designed headlights, front grille and bumper. The 2011 Citroen C4 also has newly styled fog lamps, front apron and hood. The rear of the 2011 Citroen C4 also shows new lights and a newly developed spoiler.
The 2011 Citroen C4 measures 4.33m in lenght, 1.79m in width and 1.49m in height5cm longer, 2cm wider and 3cm taller than the current model. It offers a 408-litre boot which is one of the largest in its class.
The 2011 Citroen C4 features some of the latest safety systems including hill start assist, automatic electric parking brake and Lane Departure Warning System. The car is also equipped with the EGS (Electronic Gearbox System) and dual-function directional headlamps.
The company announces the 2011 Citroen C4 will be eqquiped with the new micro-hybrid e-HDi powertrains that feature the Stop & Start system and emit around 109g/km of CO2.
Quality and sophistication are evident throughout the new Citroën C4's cabin, with full attention paid to the flush assembly and feel of the materials used. The dashboard and fascia have been designed to contain as few component parts as possible and are finished in soft-touch materials with chrome detailing on the controls and vents.
The new C4's four-spoke steering wheel feels substantial, with soft-touch leather, satin chrome inserts and an impressive array of functionalities - including audio, telephone, speed-limiter/cruise control - all positioned at the driver's fingertips.
The gear selector on EGS gearbox versions - positioned neatly on the centre console - is small, tactile and trimmed in leather. Its size and shape means it fits snugly in the driver's palm.
All elements of lighting in the cabin have been finely tuned to each other creating a sophisticated and modern environment. Front and rear LED reading and courtesy lights - standard on Exclusive models - cast a clear white light, whilst mood lighting bathes the footwell and centre console in a soothing hue.
Creating a bright and airy cabin environment - and providing an expansive field of vision - new Citroën C4 boasts a large windscreen and is available with a vast 1.3m2 panoramic sunroof.
As with the New C5 in 2008 and New C3 earlier this year, the New Citroën C4 once again demonstrates the expertise of the brand in creating stylish and innovative vehicles with relevant technological advances.
With its sculpted lines and high quality finish, New C4 cuts a distinctive profile, striking an impression of strength, stability and balanced proportions. Defined and flowing surfaces, such as the purposeful front end and rear spoiler, hint at the model’s optimised aerodynamics. The tasteful addition of chrome detailing combines with the dynamic headlight styling and sculpted alloy wheels to give the new model a premium presence.
Promising precise control and accomplished handling, New C4′s driver focused cabin environment combines with impressive acoustic comfort and soundproofing to deliver a true impression of on-road confidence.
New C4 features compact exterior dimensions and generous internal volumes that make it spacious and thoroughly versatile. At just 4.33m long, 1.79m wide and 1.49m high, New C4 is just 5cm longer, 2cm wider and 3cm taller than the current model. The 408-litre boot is the biggest in its class, with practical square dimensions and a lower sill that makes loading even easier.
New C4 offers:
Four diesel engines - HDi 90, HDi 110, e-HDi 110 & HDi 150.
Three petrol engines - VTi 95, VTi 120 & THP 155.
The THP 155 & e-HDi 110 are both mated to a 6-speed EGS gearbox.
The HDi 110 & HDi 150 are mated to a 6-speed manual 'box.
The VTi 120 is available with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The VTi 95 & HDi 90 both come with a 5-speed manual 'box.
All engines are Euro 5 compliant, all diesel engines are equipped with a particulate filter (DPFS) and all manual models are fitted with a Gear Efficiency Indicator (GEI). The 6-speed EGS transmission has an 'Auto' setting and delivers lower fuel consumption than an equivalent manual transmission.
New Citroën C4 VTR+ and Exclusive models are available with Citroën's innovative new micro-hybrid e-HDi system with EGS transmission, which delivers up to 67.3mpg over a combined cycle and just 109g/km of CO2.
The e-HDi powertrain consists of a refined and efficient 1.6HDi 110 diesel engine fitted with a Stop & Start system featuring a second generation reversible alternator. An e-booster system allows instantaneous and whisper silent engine restarts in just 400ms - twice as fast as a manual key restart and 30% faster than with a reinforced starter. The electronically controlled alternator uses regenerative braking to recover energy and the EGS gearbox features optimised gear ratios. The system even stops the engine before the car comes to a complete halt - from 5mph during deceleration. The e-HDi system can improve fuel efficiency by up to 15% in urban environments and reduces CO2 emissions by around 5g/km.
Models with 16" wheels, including the e-HDi VTR+, feature low rolling resistance Michelin Energy™ Saver tyres, which help to reduce fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 5g/km compared with standard tyres.
Personal comfort in the 2011 Citroen C4 can be tailored to suit individual requirements with users able 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 even immerse themselves in the rich surround-sound of the new audio system. Some models even come with a new massage function on the front seats.
Alongside existing range technologies, such as EGS (Electronic Gearbox System), hill start assist, automatic electric parking brake, Lane Departure Warning System and Xenon dual-function directional headlamps, 2011 Citroen C4 will be available with convenient and useful new technologies - some of which are unique to the segment. These include a new 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, Citroen’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.