Citroën C4 X and Ë-C4 X: French crossover fastback

At Citroen they love fusion. Now take the C4 and the electric Ë-C4. It looks like a hatchback, but is slightly taller in the legs, so you might as well call it a crossover. And that sloping roof? Then you turn it into an SUV coupe. The French are now making fusion even more complicated in the C4 range with the arrival of the new C4 X and electric Ë-C4 X. According to Citroën, it mixes “the attitude of an SUV” and “the timeless sophistication of a four-door” with the elegance of a fastback. With the latter, he can immediately join his equally brand new standard companion, the Peugeot 408.

The classic terrier

The base of this C4 X and the regular C4 is the same: the CMP platform. But the C4 X neatly closes the gap between the C4 and the larger C5 X: at 4.60 meters it is 20 centimeters longer than the C4 and 20 centimeters shorter than the C5 X. The wheelbase remains the same at 2.67 metres. C4. Visually, it borrows the split-headlight front from the C4, as do the wider wheel arches. At the back, the lines merge into a more classic terrier, with a more spacious trunk of course. With that design, the French did not hide the fact that this C4 was primarily aimed at countries around the Mediterranean, where this type of saloon is popular in all possible sizes.

Citroën C4 X (2022) standard, rear view

Especially the suitcase

With an identical wheelbase, this C4 X’s increased length is particularly good news for the trunk: with 510 litres, it’s significantly more spacious than the C4’s 380 litres. Inside, the newcomer takes over the dashboard from the C4, but introduces a new infotainment system that debuted on the larger C5 X. It uses a 10-inch touchscreen, voice recognition and more. This new C4 X also has Citroën mounts Advanced comfort seats Great support and thick foam.

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Citroen C4 X (2022) Interior

Electricity only

Under the hood, Citroen installs a 1.2 Puretec three-cylinder with 100 and 130 hp and a BlueHDI diesel engine with 130 hp. But the Benelux, Austria, Germany, Scandinavia, the Baltic States, the United Kingdom and Portugal will only see the fully electric Ë-C4 X in the showroom. It uses the now well-known Stellantis powertrain with a 50 kWh battery and a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor, and should travel 360 kilometers on a full charge. The Ë-C4 accelerates to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 150 km/h. Charging is standard at 7.4 kW, optional 11 kW and a fast charger possible at 100 kW.

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