THE C4 STYLE: FLUID LINES AND STRONG AERODYNAMICS
C4 Saloon and the C4 Coupé have very different styling, while also
sharing a number of features that identify them as members of the same
The style of the C4 is characterised by decisive
architectural choices. Its height is limited in order to optimise
aerodynamics, road behaviour and fuel consumption. In consequence,
power and fluid design lines emerge as the key traits qualifying the
However, the real signature of the C4 can be read in
its strong exterior features, some of which are common to both the
saloon and the coupé.
These distinctive signs can be seen
on the front end in particular, with the chrome chevrons spanning the
full width of the radiator grille, and the boomerang-shaped lights
extending up to the vehicle wings. Other distinctive features include
the flag-shaped rearview mirrors on the front doors, which give
prominence to the sides of the C4.
Looking beyond these shared attributes, Citroën is offering two clearly differentiated body styles:
- a saloon of fluid, dynamic lines with strong curves,
- a coupé of longer, sharper lines with a plunging tail line.
In both cases: smoothly flowing contours with an ever-present emphasis on aerodynamics.
A SALOON OF ASSERTIVE DESIGN
C4 Saloon boasts smooth, protective bodywork, with unique exterior
styling. Its profile is traced in a single line, with a strongly raked
windscreen that extends the taut lines of the bonnet, before moving
smoothly on to the curve of the roof.
Similarly, the high, arched waist line reinforces the feeling of safety and protection enjoyed by the passengers.
harmonious design is combined with a long window line, which draws out
the cabin and enhances the fluid lines of the saloon.
body style of the C4 Saloon shows distinctive lines of force, which
underline its dynamic character. In addition to the headlamps placed
either side of the double chevron on the radiator grille, other
particularly striking styling features include:
lights whose geometric shape expresses dynamic power. The lower part
underlines the vehicle’s stability, while the upper part runs along the
rear window up to the lip at the top of the tailgate;
- quarter windows and a waist line suggesting controlled power.
A COUPÉ WITH A DIFFERENCE
exterior styling of the C4 Coupé owes its force to its dynamic and
fluid body lines, combining a long wheelbase and long front overhang
with a short rear overhang. The coupé’s profile reflects the quest for
optimised aerodynamics. The receding lines converging towards the rear
of the vehicle suggest movement and fluidity. The waist line – slightly
curved towards the rear – and the prominent wings, suggest stability
and good roadholding.
The C4 Coupé possesses a distinctive
style, with a flowing, easily recognisable profile, and a
reverse-sloping rear window with an astonishingly spacious passenger
compartment. Its styling combines sportiness and interior space.