Mientras la fábrica del Grupo PSA Argentina en El Palomar se prepara para retomar esta semana la producción del C4 Lounge, en Europa se acaba de presentar una nueva generación del C4: este modelo reemplazará al mismo tiempo al viejo C4 Hatchback (discontinuado en todo el mundo, menos en China) y al actual C4 Cactus.
Por el momento, se ofrecerá sólo en Europa. Sin embargo, hay una leve esperanza local: en las últimas horas, todas las redes sociales de Citroën Argentina se sumaron a la transmisión del lanzamiento internacional de este modelo.
Por su silueta, el nuevo Citroën C4 se presenta como un crossover para el Segmento C (compacto). Tiene cinco puertas, curvatura del techo tipo hatchback y mayor despeje del suelo, con zócalos y guardabarros en plástico negro (para acentuar la estética “aventurera”).
Por primera vez, el C4 se ofrecerá con tres tipos de opciones mecánicas: eléctrica, naftera y diesel. Hasta el momento, no se informaron valores de potencia ni de autonomía.
El nuevo Citroën C4 (llamado Á‹-C4 en su versión eléctrica) fue desarrollado sobre la Plataforma CMP: la misma con la que se producirá el nuevo 208 II en la Argentina (leer más).
Comunicado de prensa de Citroën New Á‹-C4 - 100% Á‹lectric and new C4: new-generation Citroën hatchback unveiled in preview images
Citroën continues its electrification offensive in 2020, turning its attention from today to the compact hatchback segment – publishing the very first images of New ë-C4 - 100% ëlectric and New C4.
A new-generation C-Hatch that shakes up the segment, New ë-C4 and New C4 boast an innovative all-Citroën identity with:
- Choice of powertrain: 100% electric, petrol or Diesel.
- Strength of concept: a new silhouette that plays with several design codes, which marks the beginning of a new era of Citroën style.
- Comfort on-board: all the element of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, amplified by the ë-Comfort benefits of the all-electric version.
- Proud heir to a line of daring compact Citroën cars, including the much-loved GS that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
- The all-electric New ë-C4 and New C4 will be presented in detail on Tuesday 30 June and will make headlines in the second half of 2020.
Following on from its successful SUV offensive with the launch of C3 Aircross SUV and C5 Aircross SUV – 300,000 and 200,000 sales respectively – Citroën is ready for the next stage in the rollout of its product strategy, focusing firmly on the hatchback market.
Compact hatchbacks remain an important part of the European car market, accounting for nearly 28% of C-segment sales in 2019. New ë-C4 and New C4 tick all the boxes in this competitive segment, while offering a modern and characterful new design concept as an integral part of the product offering.
Citroën’s new-generation compact hatchback is inspired by its customers and the way they experience their cars. The 100% electric New ë-C4 and New C4 have all the qualities needed to shake up a segment that is having to reinvent itself. For Citroën, that means offering an all-new silhouette with a choice of 100% electric, petrol or Diesel power.
New ë-C4 - 100% ëlectric and New C4 are the same modern and technologically advanced car, but with an enhanced choice of powertrains: 100% electric, petrol or Diesel. Customers simply choose the high-performance and efficient option that best meets their needs.
New ë-C4 is the fifth electrified model to be announced in 2020 as part of Citroën’s electrification strategy – after C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, Ami, ë-Dispatch and ë-SpaceTourer.
New ë-C4 and New C4 also represent a new design concept at the heart of the C-Hatch segment, with a unique and bold identity. The elevated and assertive stance means the body shape has all the elegance and dynamism of a hatchback, while subtly adopting certain SUV traits for added strength and character.
Aerodynamic and flowing, the exterior design echoes Citroën’s well-known aesthetics, while bringing a new expression of style to the range. Its warm and high-tech interior instantly expresses well-being, comfort and modernity.
The complete embodiment of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, New ë-C4 and New C4 offer a new sense of modern, all-round comfort:
Driving comfort is assured with Advanced Comfort seats and suspension featuring Progressive Hydraulic Cushions®. Comfort is amplified still further in New ë-C4 with the benefits of ë-Comfort: quiet operation, smoothness and fluid driving sensations.
Travelling comfort is underpinned by the amount of interior space and the practical on-board features – including an innovation for the front passenger (to be disclosed on 30 June).
Comfort in use is derived from the numerous on-board technologies and driver assistance systems.
Comfort of the mind comes from the soothing and sophisticated interior designs.
Citroën’s compact cars have been a success story since the first C4 in 1928. A history that includes the GS – voted European Car of the Year in 1971 – which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. A series of cars acknowledged for their character, comfort and exemplary road manners over many decades: C4-1928, Ami 6/Ami 8, GS/GSA, BX, ZX, Xsara, C4-2004, C4-2010 and C4 Cactus.