Citroën C4 III (2020) : three-body, and an electrical model

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Advanced to 2020, the program of replacement of the C4 will include three bodies of different (4 doors, 5 doors and SUV’s) as well as an electric version. The argus you reveals the secrets.

At each show, Linda Jackson (the owner of Citroen) distills some information on the future models. Last spring, she had confirmed the arrival of a new generation of C4, and, on the occasion of the World of Paris, that it would be available in an electric version. Not really a surprise. In the month of August, The argus.fr announced that the project was anticipated a year and an electric version was on the program.

 

The return of the C4 Aircross

Known under the code name C4 (this can not be invented !), the program of replacement of the C4 (and consequently, the C4 Cactus) provides for three variants. A compact five-door (C41), presented in 2020 and sold in 2021, and then a version notchback four-door – replacement of the C-Elysée (C43) – and finally, an SUV (C44), to 2023. Christened C4 Aircross, the latter will succeed the current C3 Aircross but will gain in versatility, as his size will be stretched up to 4.30 m, the image of the future Peugeot 2008 (2020).

 

New platform CMP platform CMP is available in three wheelbases. The new family Citroën C4 will benefit from the long version (right side of image).

Main feature, the new C4 will not be developed based on the EMP2, the Peugeot 308, but on the new small platform CMP of the DS3 Crossback and new 208. Information confirmed by Gilles Le Borgne, executive vice-president of engineering of the PSA. Nevertheless, it will be of the longer version of this database with a wheelbase of 2.65 m (compared to 2,595 m for the C4 Cactus. A good starting point for the roominess in the rear seats. Under the hood, three blocks to gasoline (1.2 PureTech 82, 100, 130 or 155 hp) and one diesel (1.5 BlueHDi 100).

 

Power 136 hp Basic e-CMP electrical

Through this platform, the C4 will also benefit from an alternative electric current 2021 (an electric motor of 136 hp and 60 kWh battery) with a range of cycle WLTP 350 km. Has its subject, Linda Jackson said “it’s going to make this a priority for us,” [ED. in particular for the respect of 95 g CO2/km in 2021]. The four-door sedan and the SUV will have the same range of powertrains. As the current C4 Cactus, the new C4 will be produced in the factory of Madrid in Spain.

 

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