Citroen C4 gets updated for 2015

Citroen has given the second-generation C4 its first facelift since its launch in 2010, just in time for the New Year.

New and updated features for the C4 includes new LED daytime running lights housed in darker clusters and modified tail-lights, plus additional kit and new engine options.

Along with the new lights, other exterior touches for the C4 range includes new chrome detailing on the bumpers, plus new 17-inch Miami alloy wheels to brighten up the model’s appearance.

Two new exterior colours, Platinum Grey and Spirit Grey, are also available from next year, bringing the C4’s total range of colour options up to nine.

Interior

On the inside, Citroen has fitted the facelifted C4 with a new stripped-down dashboard that reduces button clutter and an all-new seven-inch touchscreen.

Upholstery options have been expanded to include new black and grey cloth options, while soft leather is available on the dashboard and roof interior, with chrome highlights on the controls and vents.

Buyers can also specify a massaging driver’s seat, plus a large panoramic roof for the refreshed C4 range, while a high-performance audio system with rear tweeters and subwoofers is also available.

The C4’s dimensions remain unchanged, with a 2.61m wheelbase and an ample 408-litre boot, while it also offers generous storage with a smattering of glove boxes, cubbyholes and split folding seats.

While the model isn’t any bigger, Citroen has packed the updated C4 with a range of new technologies and infotainment features, which includes navigation and driver information displays.

Smartphone connectivity is offered via the touchscreen, while drivers can also make hands-free calls. Other kit includes intelligent traction control, hill start assist and a lane departure warning with blind spot monitoring.

New engines

A range of Euro-6 compliant engines now feature in the updated C4, which includes a choice of two PureTech petrol options or two BlueHDi diesel units.

According to the manufacturer, the three-cylinder turbocharged petrols deliver up to 25% lower fuel consumption over older models.

Available in 109bhp or 128bhp outputs with six-speed manual transmission, the PureTech petrol range can deliver up to 60.1mpg on the combined cycle, with just 110g/km of CO2 emitted.

Diesel options consist of a choice of 99bhp or 118bhp units, both linked to six-speed manual gearboxes, which can return up to 78.5mpg with CO2 emissions of only 95g/km.


Citroen hasn’t announced whether the refreshed C4 will cost any more than the current model, but the marque says that the new range will be available from spring next year.