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Citroën jumps the gun with new C4

2010-06-01 14:05
Citroën’s all-new C4 hatchback's global unveiling is due in September, but the French carmaker has revealed early images and details.

Following the launches of the new C5 and C3 earlier this year, the Focus/Golf competitor is next to join a revamped Citroen line-up.

While a lot less dramatic than the current C4, the new car still manages to strike a good looking pose, with great proportions and lovely flowing lines. Chrome detailing splashed throughout gives the hatchback a more distinctive edge. Only images of the hatchback were provided by Citroën, so we're curious to see whether a more edgy Coupe will again make the line-up.

Technology to marvel at

The interior will be geared towards occupant comfort with surround sound audio, a selection of audio alerts, instrument displays with adjustable colour and even a massage function for front seats.

The new car is a technological marvel too, debuting a new blind-spot monitoring system and cruise control with a speed limiter using road speed memory settings and a new service called eTouch that allows the driver to monitor his or her driving patterns and, based on this, provides advice on how to improve fuel economy.

As well as providing hints on how to up your fuel consumption, the new car also comes equipped with new HDI powertrains with a stop-and-start function to keep CO2 emissions to as low as 109 g/km (in Europe, at least) and energy saving tyres. Recyclable materials have also been used.

The new C4 premieres at the Paris Motor Show in September. Citroën SA later confirmed the car would arrive here by late 2010, and not in 2011 as previously stated on Wheels24. 


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