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Brand New Citroën C4 100kW Sense 50kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10" touchscreen user interface, controlling media, connectivity and vehicle settings5.5 inch backlit full TFT driver's instrument cluster
Apple car play and Android autoCitroen connect box emergency and assistance system
Cruise control + speed limiterElectronic Power Steering (EPS)
In-crash brakingRear parking sensors
Voice commands 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

7.4 kW single-phase onboard chargerMode 3 charging cable with Type 2 connectors - for accelerated charging from wall boxes and dedicated public charging points
Suspension with progressive hydraulic cushions - double hydraulic stops on front suspension and single on rear suspension 

Entertainment

6 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Bluetooth telephone and audio streamingDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

3rd brake lightAutomatic headlights
Black door handlesBody colour bumpers
Electrically heated and adjustable external rear view mirrorsFront and rear electric windows
Gloss black rear skirtLED daytime running lights in V signature
LED front fog lamps with static cornering functionLED front headlamps
Perla Nera black painted external rear view mirrorsRain sensing automatic front windscreen wipers
Rear side wing doorsRear wiper
Standard interior rear-view mirror with manual day-night switchingTinted side windows with matt black detail
Welcome and goodbye lighting 

Interior Features

12V power outlet and USB Type-C socket for charging and data connection at 1st row3 individual rear seats
3 rear headrestsBoot light
Chevrons cloth and leather effect textile seat upholsteryDashboard tray in front cabin
Driver and passenger sun visors with vanity mirrorDual zone automatic air conditioning
Front and rear interior lampsFront head restraints
Grained leather steering wheel with two command blocksHeight adjustable driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable front passenger seatHeight and reach adjustable steering wheel
Map pockets in rear of front seatsRaised centre console with armrest and two cup holders
Remote temperature pre-conditioningSingle front passenger seat
Split folding rear seats 

Packs

High level acoustic insulation pack - C4 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Driver and front passenger airbagsElectric parking brake
ESPFront seatbelt pretensioners
Hill start assistManual child lock in second row
Manual deactivation of front passenger airbagPost collision safety brake
Row 1 and 2 curtain airbagsRow 1 side thorax airbags
Seatbelt unfastened on the move warningTyre underinflation detection

Security

ImmobiliserKeyless entry and start
Remote locking with deadlocksTwo remote keys

Wheels

18" diamond-cut Crosslight alloy wheels with anti-theft locking wheel nutsPuncture repair kit with compressor
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh50
Battery Charge Slow kW7.4Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)450Battery Charge Fast kW100
Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-80Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)30
Battery TypeLithium-ionCharging Port LocationLeft Side Rear
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH16.7
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL14.3WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH3.7
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL4.3WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City473
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEH473WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEL523
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb352WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH349
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL352WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City294
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEH294WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEL325
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb219WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH217
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL219 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0.0
Badge Power136Coin Description50kWh
Coin SeriesSenseGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0723EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %76
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %83NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %57NCAP Safety Assist %63
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT221
Engine Torque - MKG30.6Engine Torque - NM300
Engine Torque - RPM3674Top Speed93

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDIAMOND CUT CROSSLIGHTWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1520Length4355
Wheelbase2670Width1800
Width (including mirrors)2032 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2000Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1250
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380Max. Loading Weight439
Minimum Kerbweight1561No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Citroen e-C4

The e-C4 adds a bit of colour to the EV part of the family hatch segment, thinks Jonathan Crouch.

Ten Second Review

The e-C4 brings a dose of Citroen individuality to the EV part of the family hatchback segment. The looks have a crossover vibe, the range is a reasonable 217 miles and the cabin is the most comfortable in the class. If you're fed up with clinical family EVs, here's one that might charm you.

Background

Citroen is a company with a reputation for trying to do things differently. Unfortunately though, the reality is that it's not always been a company able to do things differently from sister brand Peugeot. In the last few decades, a depressing cloak of PSA Group conformity has characterised family offerings from the double chevron marque. But gradually things seem to be changing and Citroens are being set apart once more. First, with details things like Airbumps and squashier seats. And now with more fundamental engineering. For an example of that, take the subject of this test, the e-C4. It's all-electric - which is significant because electrified versions of Peugeots bigger than supermini-size usually prefer a plug-in petrol/electric PHEV drivetrain. PSA apparently now gives its brands a choice between PHEV and BEV and Citroen wants to be different. But how different in this case? That's what we're here to find out.

Driving Experience

Rather interestingly, this is one EV that doesn't spear away from rest like a scalded cat. That attribute's a bit pointless, it cuts across this car's laid back Gallic demeanour and it needlessly depletes battery reserves, so Citroen hasn't bothered with it here. The e-C4's a bit like Mazda's rival MX-30 in that respect. Not that the e-C4 is slow; the 134bhp electric motor allows 62mph to be dispatched in 9.7s on the way to a maximum you'll never bother with (97mph). What you'll notice more is the relaxed gait. It's inevitably not as light on its feet through the corners as a combustion-engined C4: the weight of the 50kWh battery has to tell somewhere. Your driving position is somewhere between that of a family hatch and an SUV and you get a couple of pedals, along with a small straightforward gear selector. There's no 'one pedal' driving option, like you get in a Nissan LEAF, but there's an extra B mode, which gives greater lift-off deceleration, so boosting the battery's energy-harvesting efforts so that you can get somewhere close to the claimed 217 mile range figure. The ride is very comfort-orientated, as you'd expect from a Citroen thanks to the clever Progressive Hydraulic suspension set-up. Here, the car's springs and shock absorbers work in concert with hydraulic compression and rebound stops, which are supposed to slow body movement over bumps and tarmac tears.

Design and Build

Citroen isn't one of those brands who think that a full-EV needs to look radically different from a combustion hatch, so you'll struggle to tell this e-C4 apart from its combustion-engined C4 showroom counterparts, unless you happen to notice the badging or the charging flap. Like other C4 variants, this one confirms that the delineating line between family hatch and compact SUV design is being ever more blurred. Which many folk in search of a compact hatch will think to be no bad thing. Citroen says the crossover cues aren't for crossover purposes. The higher-than-Focus-class-average 156mm ride height is there to offer a high vantage point and better all-round visibility. The matte black-finished wheel arches aren't for arduous tracks but to prevent supermarket car park dings. And there's plenty of signature Citroen design, with stylishly-shaped signature lights and chromed Chevrons that stretch across the car's width. Plus there's and an air intake grille featuring a pattern first seen on the brand's recent 19_19 concept car. Inside, the dash gets the kind of big 10-inch centre touchscreen that's in current vogue. And a fully digitalised instrument binnacle. Thankfully, the climate controls are separated out from the screen on the centre stack. Six interior colour schemes are on offer, all aimed at making you feel as 'if you're in your living room' - though it's a pity we don't get some of the more interesting colour packages offered in Europe. For the rear seat, the brand claims best-in-class knee room and offers a wide range of storage compartments. Plus there's a decently-sized 380-litre boot (extendable to 1,250-litres) which is exactly the same size as that of the combustion-engined model.

Market and Model

Prices for the e-C4 sit mainly in the £28,500 to £30,500 bracket (after deduction of the £1,500 government grant) and there are three trim levels to choose from - 'Sense', 'Shine Edition' and 'Shine Plus'. All variants offer a tablet computer holder for front seat passengers, LED interior lighting, a rear parking camera and adaptive cruise control further up the range. But you'll need to stretch to top 'Shine Plus' trim to get the brand's premium hi-fi system featuring uprated speakers and the addition of a subwoofer. All e-C4 variants get the brand's Advanced Comfort seats, which offer extra support and can be enhanced with optional heating and massaging systems. Various interior colour scheme packages allow you to personalise the cabin. And wheel sizes range from 16 to 18-inches, with the e-C4 featuring an exclusive 18-inch 'Crosslite' alloy wheel design. The freshly designed 10-inch digital dashboard and instrument binnacle comes as part of the standard package, as does wireless 'phone charging and 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring connectivity. A nice optional touch you might well want to consider is a full-HD camera built into the rear view mirror which can take photos or video stored on a 16GB memory card. Safety-wise, there's no fewer than 20 different driver assistance features, including Highway Driving Assist and a 'level 2' semi-autonomous drive system incorporating Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist.

Cost of Ownership

You might struggle to replicate that claimed 217 mile range figure we quoted earlier, unless you habitually drive like Miss Marple, but that's hardly an issue exclusive to Citroen when it comes to EV mileage claims. We found that in urban use, it's much easier to get closer to that target figure. Especially since Citroen made changes to the drive system so that range in a variety of conditions is said to be improved, though the stated 217 mile WLTP reading we just quoted hasn't officially changed. The e-C4 is fitted with an 11kW charger, which can charge from empty in around 7.5 hours using a 32amp home wallbox. It also has 100kW fast charger, which can achieve an 80% charge in around half an hour using a public fast charger. From launch, all customers will be offered a Pod Point Solo Smart Charger included in the price. As usual with an electric car, you can control charging via your smartphone and take advantage of lower cost off-peak electricity tariffs. You'll properly want to keep garage costs in check by opting for the affordable 3 year servicing plan that is available at point of purchase. Finally, there's the usual Citroen three year / 60,000 mile warranty. The insurance group for all variants is rated at 22P.

Summary

You might not be quite ready to make the step from family hatch to SUV. You also might not be quite ready to make the step from combustion engine to full-electric. This Citroen e-C4 makes either of these sizemic steps a good deal more plateable to folk wavering on the edge of a crossover culture or a nightly charging regime. You get most of the visual cues associated with an SUV. And enough driving range to make the switch from combustion power to EV realistic enough to consider. Let's be honest, all of this isn't going to be enough to allow this car to out-sell the two family hatch EV models it's primarily targeted at, the Nissan LEAF and the Volkswagen ID.3. But the e-C4 has a much more individualistic charismatic feel than either of those two cars. It's a proper Citroen, which means it's interesting, stylish and extremely comfortable. And a proper Citroen is something we always welcome. If you're looking for a wider choice in the EV part of the family hatchback segment, you should too.

Performance
60%
Handling
50%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
50%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£399
Deposit£399
Term (months)47
Cash price£28,495
Credit amount£28,096
Guaranteed future value£13,502
Total amount payable£32,654
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.5p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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