has utilised the latest industrial technologies, along with a ‘part by
part’ focus on reducing the weight and number of components in new C4.
For example, the laser welding on the roof and doors saves 2kg and new
C4’s steering wheel saves 3kg compared to the ‘fixed’ hub steering
wheel on the previous model. Controlling new C4’s overall weight has
helped to deliver safer and more responsive handling whilst reducing
fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
New C4 also
demonstrates CitroŽn’s expertise in engineering efficiency with every
effort made to minimise the model’s carbon footprint in the production
process. A record for the PSA Peugeot CitroŽn Group, 15% of new C4’s
polymer components are made using ‘green’ materials such as re-cycled
plastics, natural materials (e.g. cellulose fibre) and other
bio-materials from non-fossil, renewable sources. In all, thirty
individual parts, including the rear bumper, door panels, carpets and
wheel arch liners use these ‘green’ materials. New C4 is also 85%
New C4 achieves the highest standards of safety and has already been
awarded the maximum 5-star rating by independent assessors Euro NCAP,
including a score of 97% in the ‘Safety Assist’ category - the highest
score achieved for any vehicle of its type.
With a range of driving aids fitted as standard, new CitroŽn C4 offers
users exceptional on-road control. Standard specification
safety-enhancing technology includes ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake
Distribution), EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance) and ESP (Electronic
Stability Programme). CitroŽn’s Intelligent Traction Control is also
specified as standard equipment on most models.
Occupants are cocooned in a safe and secure environment, with
protection from an energy-dissipating, reinforced body structure and
six airbags across the range (driver, front passenger, front lateral
and curtain). Remote central locking with deadlocks and Isofix
anchorage points are fitted as standard, and an anti-theft alarm is
New C4 is available with a range of new and innovative features
designed to improve the safety of both occupants and other road users.
A blind-spot monitoring system - unique in this segment of the market -
uses ultrasound technology to detect vehicles in the car’s blind-spots
and alerts the driver with an illuminated pictogram in the door
mirrors. Using four sensors located in the front and rear bumpers, the
system - active from 8mph - monitors the area from the front door
mirror to 5m behind the rear bumper and 3.5m (i.e. the width of a road
lane) on either side of the vehicle.
All new C4 models are fitted as standard with cruise control and speed
limiter. From the VTR+ trim level, the speed limiter and cruise
control adds a favourite speed settings function, which provides extra
driving convenience with a focus on safety. The user can programme up
to five speed settings and easily switch between them when speed limits
change on the road.
Standard from the VTR+ trim level, a cornering light function activates
the fog lights when the indicators are on or when the steering wheel is
at an angle of 60į - illuminating an area of up to 75į either side of
the vehicle. The function improves visibility and enables drivers to
spot potential obstacles earlier. Daytime-running halogen headlamps
are also standard across the range.
An optional Vision Pack, available on Exclusive models, includes Xenon
dual-function directional headlamps that cast their beam in the
direction of travel, which further increases visibility and safety.
This option also includes the new blind-spot monitoring system and tyre
New C4 owners can also benefit from CitroŽn’s new eTouch Emergency
& Assistance System, which automatically or manually makes
geo-localised emergency or assistance calls using a built-in SIM card -
for rapid intervention in the event of an accident or if the car is
immobilised. The system also enables drivers to monitor their driving
patterns and fuel consumption, and to receive advice on how to improve
their fuel economy. Similarly, drivers can consult their vehicle’s
technical status and monitor any necessary maintenance or servicing
requirements online at their ‘MYCITROňN’ personal space. These
services are free and available 24-7.
The CitroŽn eTouch Emergency & Assistance System was awarded the
prestigious Euro NCAP ‘Advanced’ Reward accolade at the 2010 Paris
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