August 6, 2015

Repowered Citroen C4 Hatch

Repowered Citroen C4 Hatch

- All-new more powerful and efficient turbo-petrol drivetrain
- First adoption of six-speed Aisin automatic for C4
- Greater power and performance from less fuel
- New on-board technology and safety features

Citroen Australia has launched its repowered, redesigned and highly specified C4 hatch range featuring an all-new drivetrain, fresh styling and updated comfort and convenience features.

Headlining the changes is the adoption of PSA Peugeot Citroen’s award winning PureTech, EURO 6,  petrol-turbo power plant featuring stop start – delivering greater power and torque, from less fuel.

Both Seduction and Exclusive models will be paired exclusively to an all-new six-speed Aisin automatic, the first time the range has offered a six speed.

Compared to the previous 1.6L, four cylinder, four-speed automatic petrol drivetrain, the new-look C4  develops eight kilowatts more power and 70Nm more torque, resulting in a 1.1 second quicker sprint to 100 kilometres an hour.

While performance is up across all measures compared to the outgoing petrol model, fuel use and emissions are down – with an improvement of 2.1L in fuel use over 100 kilometres (down to 4.9L/100km) and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 39grams per kilometre as a result of the new drivetrain.

The all-new drivetrain is complimented by revised exterior and interior styling along with new, advanced on-board and safety features.

Styling revisions extend to new front and rear lighting, revised front bumpers and revised colours including all-new Gris Platinum and Gris Galet.

Inside the cabin is punctuated by an all-new 7 inch touch screen that results in the removal of 13 buttons from the dash panel, delivering a cleaner, more intuitive cabin design.

The adoption of the new touchscreen enables fitment of satellite navigation as standard to both models.

Rounding out the updates, Exclusive variants gain as standard, blind-spot monitoring, keyless entry and start, Cielo panoramic glass roof, electric park brake, front parking sensors (in addition to standard rear) and rear view camera.

Citroen Australia will launch two highly specified C4 hatch models as part of the redesigned and repowered C4 hatch.

Both Seduction and Exclusive models gain significant specification as standard, with the aim of offering a vehicle that competes with higher specified variants in the segment.

As standard, both C4 hatch models gain the following new features over the outgoing model:

  • All-new, more powerful and efficient 96kW, turbo-petrol drivetrain
  • All-new Aisin six-speed automatic transmission
  • Satellite Navigation
  • 7” Touch Screen (with 8GB music storage)
  • Halogen Headlights with LED Signature
  • 3D Effect Tail Lights
  • Chrome Mirror Shells
  • Auto Lights
  • Auto Wipers
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Cruise Control with Speed Limiter
  • Electrochromatic Rear View Mirror
  • Rear park assist
  • Electric Folding Mirrors

The additional features represent $5,500 of value.

Exclusive models increase the value equation gaining further standard luxury and safety specification including:

  • Rear view camera
  • Half Leather Trim
  • Ceilo Glass Roof
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Front & Rear Sensors
  • Keyless Entry & Start
  • Electric Parking Brake
  • New 17” Miami Alloys

The substantial new standard specification on Exclusive models equates to an additional $5,000 in features for a $1,500 increase in price.

General Manager for Citroen Australia, John Startari said that the repowered C4 has been designed for Australian Citroen customers.

“C4 customers demand a well specified vehicle – satellite navigation,  touch screen and other little luxuries are seen as a must have, so we have tailored the model to their wishes,” said Startari.

“In a very competitive market, we have to deliver a compelling package. This vehicle was never intended to be the cheapest in its segment; it is however designed to offer a significant level of standard specification for the price,

“Citroen will always stand apart from the competition – be it for design, driving comfort or standard specification and we believe with the new-look C4 we have achieved that balance,” said Startari.

Both Seduction and Exclusive models will be paired exclusively to an all-new six-speed Aisin automatic, the first time the range has offered a six speed.

Compared to the previous 1.6L, four cylinder, four-speed automatic petrol drivetrain, the new-look C4  develops eight kilowatts more power and 70Nm more torque, resulting in a 1.1 second quicker sprint to 100 kilometres an hour.

While performance is up across all measures compared to the outgoing petrol model, fuel use and emissions are down – with an improvement of 2.1L in fuel use over 100 kilometres (down to 4.9L/100km) and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 39grams per kilometre as a result of the new drivetrain.

Options available include metallic paint at $800, pearlescent paint at $1,000.

Exclusive models can also be specified with optional full leather, including front seat heating and massage for $2,500.