This is the new Citroën C4 car and it will be available with emissions as low as 109 g/km CO2 at launch, with a 99g/km model appearing later.
The new C4 uses the latest Citroën technology to reduce its environmental impact. It 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 109 g/km at launch – and 99 g/km on future models.
Michelin Energy Saver tyres are also specified to help achieve low emissions and to boost fuel economy. The control of the car’s overall weight – in spite of the increased dimensions and added equipment – has been achieved using new technologies, such as laser welding, in the model’s construction. The use of 15% ‘green’ materials – for example, re-cycled polyamide components – also enhances the new C4’s environmental credentials.
The C4 will also have a new service called eTouch which enables drivers to monitor their driving patterns and fuel consumption, and receive advice on how to improve their fuel economy.
Citroën says that personal comfort in the new 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, and 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, the car will be available with new technologies such as a new blind-spot monitoring system, a cornering light function, cruise control and speed-limiter with road speed memory settings.
The new Citroen C4 will premiere at the Paris Motor Show in September and will be launched in the UK early in 2011.