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CITROňN - AN ALL-ROUND INNOVATOR
will unveil the C4, its new mid-range model, at the Paris Motor Show.
Available in saloon or coupť versions, the C4 combines innovative
styling with original features.
The C4 Saloon
and the C4 Coupť each have a strong personality. The saloon has a
rounded profile, while the Coupť favours a sharper line. Both vehicles
share smooth, fluid lines for outstanding aerodynamic performance, one
of CitroŽn's traditional strengths. They also share the same generous
interior space, offering enhanced passenger comfort.
C4 owes its exceptional onboard comfort largely to a range of
innovative and convenient features designed to make the driving
experience enjoyable. They include a multi-functional, fixed-centred
controls steering wheel, designed to bring the main comfort and driving
aid functions within easy reach; and a new instrument cluster that
displays driver information on a translucent strip in the centre of the
dashboard. The contrast of the display adjusts to ambient light
conditions, ensuring easy readout at all times. All these features
create a relaxed onboard atmosphere, which is further reinforced by
details such as the styled scented air freshener and the laminated side
windows for greater acoustic comfort.
also offers a host of modern and efficient driving aids. The innovative
lane departure warning system brings real progress in terms of safety.
Designed to function on motorways or main roads, the system warns the
driver if the car crosses a continuous or broken line, unless he has
activated the indicator. Xenon dual-function directional headlamps - a
feature usually reserved for vehicles further up the market - also make
their appearance on the C4. Driving comfort is further enhanced by the
speed limiter and low tyre pressure warning system - two features
rarely seen in this segment.
TWO HIGHLY DISTINCTIVE VEHICLES
saloons account for almost one-third of all vehicle sales in Europe and
worldwide. On such a vast market, the customer base is naturally highly
diversified. So CitroŽn is offering two new vehicles, each with its own
its fluid lines and clean contours, the C4 Saloon is a contemporary
expression of CitroŽn's design values. Sporting smooth protective
bodywork and unique exterior styling, the C4 embodies prestige and
C4 expresses CitroŽn's vision of dynamic coupť design. Elegant
proportions and fluid lines create a vehicle of harmonious design with
an underlying promise of power. Combining a long front wheelbase and
overhang with a short rear overhang. the profile of the C4 Coupť
expresses the pursuit of aerodynamic perfection.
AN ARCHITECTURE COMBINING AERODYNAMIC DESIGN AND GENEROUS VOLUMES
C4 is designed for outstanding aerodynamic performance. one of
CitroŽn's traditional strengths. The two vehicles have a Cd coefficient
of 0.28 - the best in the segment - resulting in lower fuel consumption
and reduced CO2 emissions.
architecture, based on flowing lines, contributes to this performance,
while providing the same generous interior space on both the Saloon and
INNOVATIONS FOR ONBOARD COMFORT AND RELAXED DRIVING
A new expression of onboard comfort
The interior design of the C4 is both comfortable and relaxing, with:
∑ discreet, high-tech interior styling, reflected in the simple. understated dashboard design.
∑ innovations for simplicity and ergonomics.
the multi-functional fixed-centred controls steering wheel, the main
driving aids (speed limiter, cruise control) and comfort features
(audio system. telephone, etc) are centrally positioned for improved
ergonomics and easy access. This layout also contributes to driving
pleasure. For enhanced safety, the steering wheel includes a fixed
section for an airbag that is shaped to match the driver's morphology.
translucent instrument cluster in the centre of the dashboard displays
information on a strip that lets the light through. The display
contrast adjusts automatically to ambient light conditions to ensure a
clear read-out at all times.
A scented air freshener, styled to match the dashboard design. also contributes to the relaxed onboard atmosphere.
The flag-shaped exterior rearview mirrors and the laminated side windows improve acoustic comfort inside the vehicle.
MODERN, INNOVATIVE EQUIPMENT FOR REAL PEACE OF MIND
To address growing customer demand for top-of-the-range features, the C4 boasts a range of modern, effective driving aids.
The Lane Departure Warning System is a major step forward in driving
safety. On motorways or main roads, this innovative system warns the
driver if the car crosses the lane markings, if he has not activated
the indicator. A vibrating mechanism mounted in the car seat is
triggered on the side corresponding to the direction of vehicle drift
to alert the driver who may, for example, be feeling drowsy.
Xenon dual-function, directional headlamps (dipped and full beam),
generaliy reserved for vehicles further up the market. provide improved
lighting for cornering.
The C4 also features equipment rarely found in the segment, such as a speed limiter and a low tyre-pressure warning system.
C4 is available with a wide range of engines from launch: five petrol
engines from 1 .4i 16V to 2.0i 16V developing between 90 and 180 bhp.
and three new-generation HDi diesel engines developing between 92 and
Most of these engines already satisfy
the Euro IV emission standard. Moreover, with the C4, CitroŽn is
rounding out the range of vehicles equipped with the particulate
filter. This technology - already fitted on almost 150,000 CitroŽn
vehicles worldwide - further enhances the properties of the HDi engines
in terms of environmental protection.
The C4 reflects CitroŽn commitment to bringing customers innovative and appealing cars.
offering saloon and coupť versions, CitroŽn is pursuing a strategy
initiated on the supermini segment, where it has three complementary
offers (C3. C3 Pluriel and C2), each with distinctive styling to
address wide-ranging customer tastes.