The Citroen C4 is one of the more bland designs from the French manufacturer in recent times. The plan being to separate the ‘mass production’ or high volume sellers from the DS models that show off the true quirky design characteristics of Citroens. The Citroen C4 will undergo a facelift for 2014 but don’t expect too much of a change.
Citroen C4 UpdatesThe headlights up front have been revised with two 3D chrome-finish modules on a gloss black background. LEDs then surround the headlights to accentuate the new design. The rear has a similar 3D effect to the lights as well as some new chrome finishes. The front also gets a new touch of chrome and there’s a new set of 17-inch ‘Miami’ allow rims. The C4 has also added two new colours to its palette – Platinum Grey and Spirit Grey.
The interior doesn’t change too much with the seats being offered in new upholstery choices of black and grey. There is however now a 7-inch touchscreen in the centre-dash that controls multiple functions such as: live navigation, all media streaming including USB devices, Bluetooth and phone connections and settings for the C4. Safety and intelligent features include keyless entry and start, hill start assist, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring.
New EnginesThe main update for the C4 comes in the driving department where the Citroen gets four new Euro 6 compliant engines made up of two petrol and two diesel engines. The petrol engines come in three-cylinder form with turbochargers for added shove. Figures for the two variants sit at 81 kW and 205 Nm and 96 kW and 230 Nm, fuel consumption for the pair is 4.7L/100km and 4.8L/100km respectively.
The diesels pack a 1.6-litre turbodiesel unit that offers 73 kW and 254 Nm or in the higher output version 88 kW and 300 Nm. Impressively Citroen says that the 88 kW diesel will sip just 3.6L/100km.