Citroën revises its C4 hatchCitroën C4 gets a face-lift and new petrol engines

17 September 2008

Citroen C4 face-lift

Citroën has face-lifted its C4 hatchback, updating the looks, the interior, and the engine line-up.

The revised C4’s more rounded nose references Citroën’s latest C5 and C6 models, with changes to the bonnet, bumper and grille. At the rear there are new lights, while a selection of new alloy wheel designs completes the makeover.

Better finish

On the inside, the rev-counter is repositioned, while door and dashboard material is improved along with the general quality of finish. Some different trim levels are expected, while an in-built air freshener is now available.

Most of the C4’s high-tech equipment is still available – including directional headlights, front and rear parking sensors, and lane-departure warning system.

A new infotainment option features sat nav and a 30gb hard drive, plus USB socket and aux-in for connecting MP3 players.

Joint BMW engines

Citroen C4 face-lift

Two new petrol engines join the range, both 1.6s developed in conjunction with BMW. A naturally aspirated unit with variable valve timing with 118bhp replaces the existing 108bhp unit, while a turbocharged version with 148bhp adds some extra performance.

Diesel engines continue as before - and buyers now have the option of low rolling-resistance tyres for improving fuel economy and emissions.

Prices start at £14,695.