Citroen has released the first details of its new C4 ahead of its world debut at October?s Paris International Motor Show and its Australian arrival in the middle of 2009.
The Citroen C4 has proven to be a popular choice with small car buyers with close to 900,000 worldwide sales chalked up to-date.
On the outside. the C4 features a restyled front that shares plenty in common with the C5. Added chrome touches, a new more curvaceous bonnet, restyled grille, new alloy wheels and four new body colours all help to separate the new C4 from the outgoing model.
Boosting the feeling of quality inside the cabin, the restyled C4 also benefits from an enhanced interior with new velour or leather upholstery together with special paint finishes and new premium grained trim on the dashboard and door panels.
The rev-counter has been repositioned to the central translucent dashboard display so that all driving information is in one place.
In Europe the new C4 will be available with Citro?n?s latest navigation system, MyWay, which features a hi-resolution 7-inch colour screen, Bluetooth? and USB connectivity as well as an audio system with built in 10 gigabyte hard drive.
The C4?s Citroen quirks remain which means you still get the innovative Xenon dual-function directional headlamps and fixed hub steering wheel. The C4 also features a speed limiter with cruise control and hill start assist.
Citro?n is also installing two new 1.6 litre petrol engines which have been co-developed with the BMW group ? the VTi 88kW (Variable valve lift and Timing Injection) and THP 110kW (Turbo High Pressure).
These new units will be replacing the 1.6i 16V and 2.0i 16V respectively and offer improved fuel economy and lower emissions, whilst new low-rolling-resistance Michelin Energy Saver? tyres also improve efficiency.
Specifications and prices for the new Citroen C4 will be announced when it is launched in Australia in mid-2009.