The chevron brand has the official launch date of June 30, but as they are generous, some official images of the new C4 and its 100% electric variant, the ë-C4, anticipate us.
The Citroën C4 is back, although the truth had a brief parenthesis in the form of the C4 Cactus, a car that revolutionized the design language of the French brand and transformed into a rather special hatchback, with crossover overtones. The name Cactus today disappears and what we have is the new Citroën C4 2021, which will also offer a 100% electric version called e-C4.
And just like the Cactus, there are a few things that carry over from the previous model, especially its robust and crossover-tinged presence. The simplification of the Airbumps is greater, forming part of the plastic trimmings under the doors, as well as the inserts of the foggers, in a much less rounded shape than in the current models. But there is something very special, which is the drop in the ceiling at the back. Many will say that Citroën was sold in the fashion of crossovers and SUVs “coupé type”, a typology that I personally do not like and that I prefer to call “fastback type”. And there is no brand that knows more about fastbacks than Citroën itself; the influence of cars like the GS (which turns 50) or the CX is latent in that portion of the body and that gives it authenticity.
The new C4 opens up a new design language for the brand, much more futuristic and aggressive, that escapes the friendly forms of cars like the C3. We see more noticeable shoulders, trapezoidal folds and two-level spotlights with the new brand X-type grille, where the first “chevron” extends to the upper LED spotlights and the lower chevron, with the main spotlights. In the back, new headlights and a black spoiler on the grill lid, as well as a cut where the roof line ends, gives it a different presence and that at times reminds us of the Toyota C-HR.
The interior looks like a refined and more integrated reinterpretation of the current Citroën language. The displays, the summary instrument panel (as in the Cactus) or the square mass steering wheel remain. The leather-inspired details (leather work) have disappeared and only two long accents of color remain on the doors, like a simplified and very futuristic vestige of that previous design firm. The Citroën Advance Comfort program will continue with ultra comfortable seats, progressive hydraulic suspension and high soundproofing.
As for propellers, Citroën will not only offer the C4 Cactus as a 100% electric model, there will also be an offer of more traditional PureTech and BlueHDi engines.
It only remains to wait until June 30 for the official launch, to see what more surprises Citroën has for us.