Citroen C4 gets a 2015 facelift

Citroen has given its C4 range a facelift for the new year, with new and improved engines, gearboxes and lights, plus a revised exterior.

The front end of the C4 hatchback has been given an update, with Citroen’s signature chrome chevrons connecting the new headlights to the revised bonnet to create a fresher, modern look.

Slimmed down and streamlined, the new lights incorporate LEDs at the front and rear to create a new lighting signature, while the updated C4 also comes with new 17-inch alloy wheels and exterior chrome touches.

New seven-inch touchscreen

Inside, the dashboard has been stripped of clutter and comes with a new seven-inch touchscreen, plus new cloth upholstery options for the seats and chrome features on the steering wheel.

The all-new touchscreen infotainment system supports a range of useful and easy to use technologies, including navigation information, audio streaming and hands-free phone functionality.

Optional kit includes upgraded seats with a massage function and electric lumbar adjustment, a large panoramic sunroof and a high-performance DENON sound system with subwoofers.

Additional smart kit includes keyless entry and start, plus intelligent traction control for better grip on slippery surfaces, plus a hill start assist function and blind spot monitoring system.

Despite being packed full of kit and unique features, the Citroen C4 is plenty spacious for passengers and for luggage, with a 408-litre boot that’s one of the largest in the car’s market segment.

A large glovebox, door pockets big enough to fit a 1.5-litre bottle and smart storage cubbyholes like drawers under the front seats mean that the updated C4 is as versatile and useable as ever.

Citroen has also made efforts to increase the already enviable on-road handling of the C4, with the addition of features like a McPherson front suspension and electro-hydraulic steering.

Working along with the C4’s traction control and electronic stability systems, Citroen says that it’s more comfortable, more driveable and more agile than ever before, with excellent body roll control.

Euro6-compliant engines

The addition of new Euro 6-compliant engines also boosts the upgraded C4’s appeal, with a choice of two PureTech petrol engines and four BlueHDi diesel units that offer increased efficiency.

Each turbocharged three-cylinder engine can reportedly deliver up to 25 per cent lower fuel consumption, without scrimping on performance or driveability.

A choice of either six-speed manual or a new six-speed automatic transmissions are available on each engine, boosting appeal for drivers and making the C4 even more responsible.

The upgraded Citroen C4 range is available to order now, priced from £14,645 and first deliveries are expected to arrive in April.