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Citroen rolls out its 'green' new C4 hatch

Published 24/11/2010 | 05:00

CITROEN'S new C4 family hatch has just arrived.

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Fractionally larger than its forerunner, the new C4's compact external dimensions are 4.33m (l), 1.79m (w), 1.49m (h).

There is a high level of equipment but you can add to it by, for example, ordering massaging front seats -- a first in this sector.

Other spec items include a new blind-spot monitoring system, cornering light, cruise control and speed-limiter.

Critically emissions range from 109g/km and there is a gear-efficiency indicator as standard to keep you on the straight and narrow.

There are three petrol engines, part of co-operation with BMW (VTi 95, VTi 120 and THP 155) and four HDi diesels (HDi 90, HDi 110, e-HDi 110 and HDi 150). Power ranges from 90hp to 155hp. Transmissions include automatic, five-speed and six-speed manuals and a six-speed EGS.

Interestingly, Citroen's micro-hybrid e-HDi drivetrain is also in the line-up with the HDi 110 engine and EGS transmission. Emissions here are 109g/km, with the promise of 99g/km on future models.

Also on this is a second-generation stop-and-start system , with the benefits of regenerative braking.

The C4 is for January sales. There will be three trim levels: VTR, VTR+ and Exclusive. Prices start from €18,990 ex-works, with the range-topping 1.6e-HDi 110hp EGS Exclusive costing €25,740.

Standard equipment includes cruise control, six airbags, ESP, hill-start assist, air con, electric windows and a six-speaker surround sound system.

Irish Independent

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