Although its presentation was scheduled for June 30, Citroën has finally decided to bring forward the debut of the third generation of its compact star, the C4, revealing it by surprise just a few minutes ago. This model will come accompanied by an electric variant named ë-C4 and will be manufactured at the Villaverde plant in Madrid.
The new Citroën C4 will be available with gasoline and diesel engines, while the ë-C4 will be exclusively electric. This “multi-energy” strategy is the same one that can be found in other PSA models, such as the Peugeot 208 and 2008, the Opel Corsa or the DS 3 Crossback, and allows PSA to offer customers the type of motorization that best suits your needs.
The new C4 follows in the footsteps of the C3. Despite being a sedan, it has various SUV features (plastic protections on the bottom, raised suspensions, etc.) to give it a more bold and fashionable style. However, this crossover vein is paired with a highly streamlined fastback silhouette inspired by the Citroën GS, which turns 50 this year.
On the other hand, the model will have the Suspension of Hydraulic Progressive Shock absorbers already seen in other vehicles of the brand, as well as the Advanced Comfort seats, designed to maximize passenger comfort. It will also have the latest elements, such as digital instrumentation, a Head-up Display, and a large touch screen.
Until next June 30, the technical details of the new model will not be revealed. However, the C4 is known to sit on PSA’s modular CMP platform, while the ë-C4 will sit on e-CMP, its electrical derivative. Compared to other models based on this architecture, it will have an extended wheelbase.
Thanks to its more significant battle, the ë-C4 could have 60 kWh capacity batteries instead of the 50 kWh batteries seen in other PSA electric cars. This could allow you to reach 400 km WLTP of autonomy. However, for a few days, we will not leave doubts. Regarding its mechanics, it is expected to maintain the 136 hp and 260 Nm electric motor of its brothers, as well as the capacity to load 11 kW in alternating and 100 kW in continuous.