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2010-11-23 08:24

MOVING UP: Citroën has toned down the styling for its new C4, claiming customers in this segment want a car that's "contemporary, but not flamboyant".

Citroën has revealed details of its stylish, all-new C4 that will arrive in South Africa in early 2011.

Typically French, style is big on the new C4 that, at 4.33m long and 1.79m wide, is slightly larger than its predecessor. This translates to a car that it more practical than before; Citroën claims a class-leading boot capacity of 408 litres. And it appears the striking three-door coupe’s been given the boot, too.

However, personal comfort and customisation remain big in the C4’s driver-focused cabin. Occupants are able to select their own sound alerts and those in the front can even experience the pleasure of massage seats.


Other convenient technologies include a new blind-spot monitoring system, a cornering light function and cruise control with a speed limiter and a clever device to measure a parking space.

As for the range’s firepower, the C4’s selection of Euro 5-compliant engines comes with a host of technologies to reduce their ecological impact. A 'shift gear' indicator is standard on all manual models along with second-generation stop/start and regenerative braking.

This competitor for the VW Golf, Ford Focus and Renault Megane will arrive in March, 2011. It will be introduced with a choice of two petrol engines – VTi 120 and THP 155 – co-developed by BMW. A turbodiesel HDI 110 is promised for later in the year.


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