Citroen has been busted testing a small sedan in Europe, most likely the next-generation C4 L.
Like its corporate cousin the Peugeot 308, the new C4 L is expected to utilise PSA's lightweight new EMP2 platform, as well as a similar range of turbo petrol three-cylinder and four-cylinder engines.
But from what we can see of the styling, don't expect anything adventurous.
The rectangular headlamps and slab-sided sheetmetal appear more German (or, gasp, American) than French, though with Citroen repositioning itself as the low-cost branch of the Citroen/Peugeot/DS family it's perhaps fair to say that design flair may not be the priority it once was.
It's also not apparent whether the C4 L will become a global model. The current generation car is mainly sold in emerging markets like China, Latin America and Russia, with the C4 hatch enjoying broader distribution.
In Australia only the C4 hatch is offered by Citroen. The brand's most affordable sedan in this country is the larger Citroen C5.
We should get more clarity on Citroen's plans for the C4 family later this year, when the car seen here is expected to shed it's camouflage cladding at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
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