A Citroën directive in the region had the possibility of handling the latest generation of the medium, and in this context the brand announced that there are plans for its commercialization in Argentina. What is known?
Valère Lourme, director of development for Citroën in South America, drove the latest generation of the C4 in France and In this context, the Stellantis brand took the opportunity to make it clear that there are plans to market this model soon in Argentina..
The latest generation of the medium that knew how to be manufactured in Argentina until last year shows a radical change in terms of silhouette. is that the new Citroen C4 ditches the traditional hatch or sedan format for a crossover/SUV lookachieved thanks to a more muscular look with different proportions.
Regarding the dimensions, the new C4 uses the CMP platform of the Stellantis group, which serves as the basis for other smaller exponents such as the Peugeot 208. However, in this case the total length is stretched to 4,360 mm, with a wheelbase of 2,670 mm that guarantees correct space in the rear seats.
For its part, the trunk capacity is 380 liters which can be accessed through a gate with a higher loading mouth. Aesthetically, the auction of the new Citroën C4 is striking, with an approach that is somewhat reminiscent of the first C4 coupé that arrived in our country imported from Europe with the VTS sports version.
Also, the brand emphasized the exterior appearance to achieve a crossover look. Elements such as the black plastic moldings on the fenders were incorporated, as well as the characteristic “Airbumps” that were first seen in the c4 cactus. In this way, the third generation of the medium-sized Citroën adopts an innovative silhouette to differentiate itself from its historical rivals in the segment.
It should be noted that a variant called C4X, with a drop roof type fastback but maintaining the crossover look characteristic of the model. The main change in this version is in the finish, where a generous rear overhang stands out (which a priori increases the trunk capacity).
On a mechanical level, in Europe the Citroën C4 is available with a range of engines gasoline and diesel, where alternatives of the PureTech family stand out with powers between 100 and 130 CV and a modern 130 CV HDI. The transmission can be in charge of a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic.
For its part, there is also a 100% electric option called ë-C4, which is powered by a block that delivers some 130 hp and 260 Nm of torque thanks to a 50 kWh battery pack. In this way, the declared autonomy is 360 kilometers and according to official figures, with this booster the C4 accelerates from zero to one hundred in 9.5 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 150 km/h.
In dynamic terms, the new Citroën C4 stands out for the suspension called Progressive Hydraulic Shock Absorbersa system that is also used by the C5 Aircross and, depending on the brand, allows a “authentic experience of maximum comfort, achieving light compressions avoiding any type of rebound effect due to irregularities of the route”.
Also, the Citroën management who had the opportunity to drive the new C4 on different roads in Nice highlighted: “It was a great experience driving this impressive Citroën C4 on the roads of France. We are evaluating bringing it to Argentina soon, since we have no doubts, it will be the choice of many Argentines, like all the C4 that we have marketed in the country.”.
The Citroën C4 was manufactured at the El Palomar plant in its first generation in two bodies (sedan and hatch) and then in its second generation only in a sedan body (C4 Lounge). In its latest evolution, the medium one is produced in Spain at the Villaverde plantfrom where it would reach our market next year, logically paying the 35% tariff.
He was born in 1995 and is a journalist. He learned to drive at age 12 in a five-door 2004 VW Gol diesel. He had his first car when he was 19 years old and it was another VW Gol, but with a gasoline engine. He currently owns a 2011 Gol Trend, although his passion is 1990s Japanese sports cars (Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline, etc).
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