Citroen will premiere the e-C4, the replacement for the C4 and C4 Cactus, on June 30 and this is the first generation of the C4 that is receiving an electric powertrain. The company has just released a few details and product photographs today putting an end to speculation of its exterior and interior design.
The Citroen C4 electric sits on the PSA Group’s Common Modular Platform (CMP) that underpins the Vauxhall Corsa, Peugeot 208 and 2008 and their electric versions. The company says that the C4 focuses firmly on the C-Segment hatchback market and is a characterful and modern concept, enough to shake up the segment.
The new C4 comes with 100% electric, petrol or diesel powertrains. It represents a new design concept through its unique and bold identity, says the company, sporting an elevated and assertive stance, with a body shape that blends the dynamism of a hatchback while softly adding certain SUV traits for the extra strength and character. The interior has been designed to give a sense of “well-being, comfort and modernity.”
The C4 has a suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions and Advanced Comfort seats to offer the travelling comfort that one has come to associate with Citroen cars. A new innovation for the front passenger is to be detailed during the world premiere on 30 June. Overall, the e-C4’s interior is designed to give quiet operation, smoothness and driving sensations.
Like the other electric cars on the CMP, the e-C4 is expected to be powered by a 50 kWh battery pack offering a range of around 320 km and driven by an electric motor producing 136 hp and 260 Nm of torque. After the unveiling on June 30, bookings for the e-C4 are expected to open later in 2020 with production and deliveries to begin early next year.
Citroen is planning to electrify its complete range by 2025 and had earlier announced the launch of 6 electrified models in 2020. These include fully-electric commercial vans with Citroen e-Jumpy scheduled to be launched by the end of 2020. The e-Jumpy is built on the EMP2 platform and will be available in two battery packs – 50 kWh and 75 kWh with a range of 230 km and 330 km respectively and three body lengths. Citroen will also be launching the electric version of its Berlingo van next year.
The Citroen brand will launch next year in India with the C5 Aircross SUV. The French company has not announced electric vehicles for India yet.