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Mike Stevens | Oct 13, 2011

2012 CITROEN C4

Citroen's all-new C4 five-door has arrived in Australia this week, following the local debut of the smaller C3 last November.

Kicking off at a very competitive $22,990 (plus on-roads), Citroen's local distributor Ateco will be looking to the C4 to boost sales. With 2011 nearly over, only 92 of the stylish C3 light cars have found homes with Australian buyers.

"The new Citroen C4 adds a new maturity to the original car, a new standard of technology and comfort, a new level of value for money and, as such, is more than well-placed to repeat the success of its predecessor," Citroen Australia Genera Manager Miles Williams said.

 

Engine Range

The new C4 line-up will be offered with two petrol options and one diesel engine, and depending on the specification, four transmissions are on offer.

The entry-level engine is Peugeot-Citroen's familiar 1.6 litre petrol engine, delivering 88kW and 160Nm of torque.

Paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, fuel consumption is listed at 6.9 l/100km. The five-speed manual is a hair better at 6.2 l/100km.

The 0-100km/h sprint is wrapped up in 13.9 seconds for the auto variant, and 12.5 seconds if you want to row your own gears.

The top-shelf choice in the petrol duo is the 1.6 litre petrol turbo engine, producing 115kW and 240Nm of torque.

With Citroen's six-speed EGS auto the only choice for the turbo engine, fuel consumption is listed at 6.4 l/100km. It's not slow either, with the 0-100km/h run done in 8.7 seconds.

Holding up the diesel end is the 1.6 litre HDi engine, delivering 82kW and a meaty 270Nm of torque.

Two transmissions are offered here: a six-speed manual with 4.6 l/100km fuel consumption figures, or the ultra-efficient 4.2 l/100km six-speed EGS auto combo.

The diesel auto variant's miserly fuel figures are helped by the addition of Citroen's e-HDi tech, which includes a stop-start system and regenerative braking.

 

Features

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At the base of the range is the C4 Attraction (no relation to the Audi A1 Attraction). It offers cruise control with speed limiter, power front windows, manually-controlled air conditioning and a rain-sensing rear window wiper. There is also a six-speaker audio system and Aux connectivity.

Safety features for the C4 Attraction include six airbags and electronic stability control.

The mid-range C4 Seduction adds memory settings to the cruise control functions, along with Bluetooth connectivity, an automatic parking brake, power rear-windows, a leather steering wheel and privacy glass at the rear.

At the top of the range is the C4 Exclusive, which adds climate control, rain-sensing wipers and dusk-sensing 'guide me home' headlights, powered folding door mirrors, personalised instrument lighting, seat massagers up front and a centre arm rest in the rear.

Safety is boosted by the addition of a Blindspot Monitoring system for the Exclusive variant.

 

Pricing

  • 2012 C4 - Attraction - petrol four-speed automatic - $22,990
  • 2012 C4 - Seduction petrol five-speed manual - $22,990
  • 2012 C4 - Seduction petrol four-speed automatic - $24,990
  • 2012 C4 - Seduction HDi six-speed manual - $26,990
  • 2012 C4 - Seduction e-HDi six-speed EGS - $27,990
  • 2012 C4 - Exclusive turbo petrol six-speed EGS - $31,990
  • 2012 C4 - Exclusive HDi six-speed manual - $31,990
  • 2012 C4 - Exclusive e-HDi six-speed EGS - $32,990

Note: all prices are Manufacturer’s List Price and do not include dealer delivery or on-road costs.

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