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Brand New Citroën C4 100kW Shine Edition 50kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10" high resolution touchscreen user interface, controlling media, connectivity and vehicle settings5.5 inch backlit full TFT driver's instrument cluster with LED ambient lighting
Active blind spot detectionAdaptive cruise control with stop function
Apple car play and Android autoCitroen connect box emergency and assistance system
Citroen connect nav with speed cam and danger zones alertDriver's head-up display
Electronic Power Steering (EPS)In-crash braking
Speed limiterVoice 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

Auxiliary input socketBluetooth telephone and audio streaming
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

3rd brake lightBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured door mirrors
Dark tinted rear windows and side windows with chrome detailElectrically heated, folding and adjustable external rear view mirrors with courtesy lighting
Electrochrome interior rear-view mirror with automatic day-night switchingFront and rear electric windows
Gloss black rear skirtIntelligent beam headlights
LED daytime running lights in V signatureLED front fog lamps with static cornering function
LED front headlampsRain sensing automatic front windscreen wipers
Rear side wing doorsRear wiper
Welcome and goodbye lighting 

Interior Features

12V power outlet, 1x USB Type-C socket charging & data connection and 1x USB Type-A socket in 1st row and 1x USB Type-A socket charging in 2nd row3 individual rear seats
3 rear headrestsBoot light
Dashboard tray in front cabinDeluxe leather steering wheel with two command blocks
Driver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsDual zone automatic air conditioning
Front and rear LED interior lightingFront head restraints
Heated steering wheelHeight adjustable front passenger seat
Height and reach adjustable steering wheelMap pockets in rear of front seats
Raised centre console with armrest and two cup holdersRemote temperature pre-conditioning
Single front passenger seatSplit folding rear seats
Two position boot floor 

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

Anti-theft alarm (volumetric protection)Immobiliser
Keyless entry and startRemote locking with deadlocks

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 kW11
Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-100Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)300
Battery Charge Rapid kW100Battery Charge Rapid Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)30Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationLeft Side RearCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH16.7WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL14.3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH3.7WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL4.3
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City472WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEH472
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEL523WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb352
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH349WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL352
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City293WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEH293
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEL325WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb219
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH217WLTP - 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 SeriesShine EditionGeneration 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.FT192
Engine Torque - MKG26.5Engine Torque - NM260
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

Height1520Length4360
Wheelbase2670Width1800
Width (including mirrors)2032 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2020Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1250
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380Max. Loading Weight459
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.

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£379
Initial Rental£2274
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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