Citroen is preparing a more trendy try to find its next-generation C4 family hatchback, after the company’s boss assured the French brand would never ever construct a conservative car again. The current C4 has been poorly received in lots of markets, consisting of the UK, and criticised for its dull styling that’s a world far from Citroen’s track record for avantgarde style. The company’s boss, Brit Linda Jackson, has specified that the firm’s future developments have to be “between different and unusual”. The new car– due on sale in 2018– will take significant style cues from the C4 Cactus and just recently released C3.
The C4 Concept borrows some of the style seen on the C5 Aircross such as a big front grille divided into 2 areas and futuristic upper LED daytime running lights. Its body now shares more in typical with a crossover SUV– moving away from the previous model’s downplayed hatchback style. The LED lighting signatures are framed by two thin horizontal silver strips that form the Citroen logo design in the centre. While the car looks just like the current C4 Cactus, it sits lower and does not feature the unique ‘Airbump’ plastic mouldings that protect the Cactus’ doors in car parks. The principle imagined here features a black contrasting roofing system– a feature that’s likely to make it to production models to enable a higher degree of client personalisation.
The 2018 Citroen C4 cabin could feature a pair of high-resolution screens. A digital display behind the guiding wheel should change the standard determines found on the model it changes, while the infotainment system ought to take the kind of a smaller sized eight-inch touchscreen system sat in the centre of the control panel. Travelers need to be treated to eyelashing of soft-touch products throughout the cabin while leather upholstery will be offered greater up in the variety. The interior design ought to be mostly uncluttered with the majority of on board features managed via the touchscreen infotainment system with separate controls for the heating and air con.
Entry-level diesels could come in the type of a 1.6-litre unit producing 75, 100 or 120hp, while a more effective 2.0-litre diesel choice might likewise be offered offering 148hp and 178hp. The fuel variety need to feature a prudent 110hp 1.2-litre fuel engine– capable of returning 57mpg in the present car– while a more powerful 130hp version likewise used. All engines must be fitted with a manual gearbox as basic, while a six-speed automatic alternative could likewise be provided on higher-end models.
Citroen hasn’t exposed any concrete information about the 2018 Citroen C4 however we’re anticipating to see the idea in the metal in late 2017, with the car going on sale late 2018. It’s not expected to deviate far from the outgoing model’s prices so need to cost from around ₤ 18,000 for entry-level cars, with top-spec variants setting you back around ₤ 25,000.