Citroën C4

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Citroën C4
Citroen C4 Exclusive (II) - Frontansicht, 20. Juni 2012, Wuppertal.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer
Production2004–present
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Compact crossover SUV (2020–present)
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Chronology
Predecessor Citroën Xsara
Successor DS 4 (for C4 Coupé)

The Citroën C4 is a compact car (C-segment) produced under their Citroën marque, from the French automaker PSA Group, and later Stellantis. It was positioned to be the successor to the Citroën Xsara. Production started in September 2004. It is mechanically similar to the Peugeot 308, which was launched in 2007. A revised version, with a new front end, reverse lights, and dashboard revisions, was launched for the 2008/09 model year.

Contents

In January 2010, it was announced that the coupé version was not to be overhauled, but instead replaced with the Citroën DS4. The C4 scored second place at the 2005 European Car of the Year awards.

In June 2020, the third-generation C4 was released in a form of crossover SUV, abandoning the traditional C-segment hatchback/sedan body style. [1] [2]

First generation (2004)

First generation
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Overview
Also called Citroën C-Triomphe
Citroën C-Quatrè
Production2004–2010 / 2007–2015 (Argentina)
AssemblyFrance: Mulhouse (PSA Mulhouse Plant)
China: Wuhan (DPCA)
Argentina: El Palomar
Designer Donato Coco [ citation needed ]
Body and chassis
Body style 3-door coupé
5-door hatchback
4-door sedan
5-door MPV (C4 Picasso)
Platform PSA PF2 platform
Related Citroën C4 Picasso
Citroën DS4
Peugeot 307
Peugeot 308
Peugeot 3008
Peugeot 5008
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 L ET3 I4 petrol
1.6 L TU5 I4 petrol
2.0 L EW10 I4 petrol
1.6 L DV6 HDi I4 diesel
2.0 L DW10 HDi I4 diesel
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4-speed automatic
6-speed automated manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,608 mm (102.7 in)
2,710 mm (106.7 in) (sedan)
Length4,274 mm (168.3 in) (coupé)
4,260 mm (167.7 in) (hatchback)
4,588 mm (180.6 in) (sedan SWB)
4,770 mm (187.8 in) (sedan)
Width1,769 mm (69.6 in)
Height1,458 mm (57.4 in)
1,510 mm (59.4 in) (sedan)
Curb weight 2,315 lb (1,050 kg)

Debut

To cope with the market, Citroën was dedicated and committed to building a new model that would appeal to many customers. At the Geneva Motor Show in 2004, a concept from the Citroën line's definitive made-bodied coupé revealed the willingness of the French company to employ it in competition. The car was finally unveiled at the Paris show. However, that version was a more domesticated hatchback coupé or five-door.

Design

2006 Citroen C4 SX 1.6 Rear.jpg
Hatch (pre-facelift)
C4Interioreg.JPG
Interior

The C4's design was created by a team that included Donato Coco, Jean Pierre Ploué and Bertrand Rapatel. [3] [ failed verification ] Building on the floor of its cousin, the Peugeot 307, the C4 was immediately made available in two body variants: five-door hatchback and three-door coupé. The front is common to both versions, with the grille formed from virtual extensions of the central crest. The sedan is much more rounded and features softer shapes, so they can boast a Cd of just 0.28, while the coupe is more angular, with a rear split into two parts, including lights.

The rear window of the coupé is reminiscent of the older Honda CR-X from the early 1990s, as well as the last three-door Mazda 323C. These two versions of the C4 Picasso are more detached, taking over the grille of the sedan and coupe, but the cut of the headlamps are different, aesthetically combining corners and curves. The rear lights incorporate the design as in those of the sedan but were adapted to the different shape of the body. Internally, the dashboard features a central instrument panel that centralizes all heating and cooling controls, audio, and a satellite navigation screen. The instrument panel contains digital and analog displays of the speedometer, petrol levels, and other gauges. Lighting can be customized to change color from white to blue.

The revolution, however, is placed in canonical position, behind the wheel. The latter is multifunctional and characterized by having a fixed hub. The cabin is equipped with numerous storage compartments and the luggage compartment is regular in shape, with a capacity of 352 liters, increasing to 1,200 after lowering the rear seat backrest. The load threshold is quite high, hitting loads of heavy objects. There are laminated side windows and exterior mirrors, with a casing specially designed to prevent wind noise and improve the comfort inside.

The saloon version is manufactured in Argentina, where it is sold alongside the three-door version. It is exported from there to Brazil and Hungary as the C4 Pallas and to Spain, Turkey, and Greece as the C4 Sedan. A longer four-door saloon version with a different rear end is also built and sold in China as the Citroën C-Triomphe. A panel van based on the coupé bodyshell is available in some markets, including Ireland.

Technology

A major selling point of the C4 was its extensive use of technology. For example, the car features the "lane departure warning system" (only in the top-of-the-range "exclusive" model), which alerts the driver if he or she crosses a road marking without using the turn signals; directional headlights; perfume dispenser integrated into the ventilation system; translucent dashboard; transparent glass roof; electronic stability program (ESP), and a fixed steering wheel hub, which lets the driver operate several functions of the car without removing his or her hands from the wheel.

The fixed hub also allows for the first production use of a "shaped" driver airbag. Because the hub maintains a constant position, the airbag can be optimally shaped to spread the load across the greatest possible area of the driver's body in a collision, thus reducing the chances of serious injury. In addition, the car features an innovative centrally mounted translucent LCD speedometer display that remains clearly visible in all lighting conditions.

The car's in-car entertainment, integrated into the car's information system via VAN bus, is not Digital audio broadcasting (DAB) ready. MP3 playback is supported by the entry level audio system and high-end audio, with double-layer sound-insulated windows and integrated navigation system available as extras. In September 2007, a USB box accessory [4] (Ref: 9702.EZ) was released to enable full iPod connectivity with the standard RD4 radio.

The C4 does not feature Citroën's Hydractive suspension, which is reserved for higher class models, such as the C5 and C6. The Picasso version can feature a pneumatic rear suspension. The C4 breaks with the past on other fronts, in particular by removing the rear autodirezionale solution, used up to that time on the Xsara and ZX. The suspension is the usual type MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs, while the rear has interconnected wheels with torsion beam and torsion bars. The braking system includes ventilated discs on the front, and rear solid discs with ABS and ESP (not standard versions with basic fittings). The steering is rack and pinion with electro-hydraulic power steering.

2008 facelift

At the end of 2008, the C4 hatchback and coupé were subject to a slight cosmetic makeover that involved the front end, [5] which now sported a "mouth" and larger trapezoid shape. The grille was redesigned, making it slightly curved. There were also minor updates in the queue. The redesign led to a slight lengthening of the car body, and was the occasion for more news: from the mechanical point of view was the arrival of the 1.6 Prince, with variable valve timing and aspiration, and turbocharged and direct injection, already mounted on the Peugeot 207 and 308, as well as the Mini. Ride comfort was improved, and the more simplified sedan and the coupe were offered for the same price. In addition, the diesel versions were available with Airdream pack, which allowed for slightly reduced emissions and consumption.

Sedan version

The sedan version was introduced as the Citroën C-Triomphe , a mid-size sedan automobile produced from 2006 for the Chinese market by Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile, [6] a joint venture between the French PSA Group (Peugeot-Citroën) and the Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng.

This new model range was designed to supplement other Chinese models, such as the Fukang and the Elysée, rather than being a direct replacement.

In April 2007, Citroën announced that the four-door C4 would be built in Argentina. The Argentinian and Brazilian versions are sold as the C4 Pallas and C4 Sedan in some South American and European markets.

The car is a notchback sedan version of the European C4 model, since the Chinese market prefers traditional three-box sedans over hatchbacks. It did not keep the designation, however, because in Chinese, the number "4" is unlucky. The sedan is much larger than the hatchback: its length is 4,770 mm (187.8 in) over the hatchback's 4,260 mm (167.7 in) and its wheelbase measures 2,710 mm (106.7 in) against 2,610 mm (102.8 in) of the hatchback. This caused the C-Triomphe sedan to be classified in the large family car class. The C-Triomphe has a number of unique features, such as an integrated air freshener, which allows the driver to choose the scent of the interior.

In 2009, the C-Triomphe was accompanied by the Citroën C-Quatrè, [7] [8] a smaller (length 4,588 mm (180.6 in), wheelbase 2,608 mm (102.7 in)), cheaper, and more fashionably styled sedan version of the C4. For 2012, Citroën planned a new facelift version [9] of the C-Quatrè sedan to unveil at the Shanghai Motor Show based on the first generation of the European C4.

Picasso version

The C4 Picasso is the MPV version of the C4 range. It has been made available since 2006 in two versions: 5-seater C4 Picasso and 7-seater C4 Grand Picasso. The C4 Picasso received a facelift in 2010, with updated engine, headlights, and mechanics. The engine range is composed largely of the same version of the engine as used on the hatchback and coupé, plus the petrol 1.8, and was also available in bi-fuel (natural gas or LPG) in many markets.

Advertising

The car's advanced technology was the focus of a well-known television advertising campaign showing the car transforming into a giant dancing Transformer, accompanied by the song "Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)" by Les Rythmes Digitales. At the end of the sequence, the robot transforms back into a car, over the slogan "Alive With Technology". The dance moves were based on the concept of a Transformers break dance routine, developed from moves recorded by the agents from Justin Timberlake's choreographer Marty Kudelka. Although the advertisement was produced by a music group from Canada, and the scenery was downtown Vancouver, the car is not available in North America. [10] The entire sequence and scenery were digitally created. Apple Shake was used to digitally generate visual effects. This commercial has since been credited to District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. [11]

The follow-up ad featured a similar transformer robot ice skating at high speed across a frozen lake, dodging around obstacles and executing a hockey stop in front of a group of engineers before transforming back into a car. It featured the song "Walking Away (Tocadisco Remix)" by The Egg.

The third ad broadcasting shows a third transformer robot sprinting along a road, changing to car form and back to robot form during the run. It features the song "Hungarian Dances" by Brahms. It is not on the Citroën C4 website.

The fourth ad featuring yet another transforming robot is being aired in Europe for the revamped C4. The robot struts through town showing off, accompanied by a cover version of the Bee Gees song "Stayin' Alive" by MC Lita.

In July 2007, filming began in São Paulo, Brazil, for a commercial for South America, starring North American actor Kiefer Sutherland and Argentine actress Araceli González. [12] One month early, a controversial advertisement announcing the collision of an asteroid with planet Earth, given the appearance of real news, was used in Brazil to promote the release of C4 Pallas, and there is an asteroid named 2 Pallas.

A video game titled Citroën C4 Robot was developed by Istanbul-based developer 2GEN Studio and released on April 21, 2008. It is a free racing advergame in which the player can either create an account and try to beat another player's record or can play offline. [13]

Engines

Petrol engines
ModelBody StyleYearsEngineDispl.Fueling
system
PowerTorqueTransmissionCurb wt.Top
speed
0–100 km/h
(0–62 mph)
Fuel cons.
(L/100 km)
CO
2
emission
(g/km)
C4 1.4 16v
  • hatch,
  • coupé
20042010 ET3 1360 cc MPI 88 PS (65 kW; 87 hp) at 5,250 rpm133 N⋅m (98 lbf⋅ft) at 3,250 rpm5-speed manual1,182 kg
(2,606 lb)
182 km/h
(113 mph)
12.8 s6.4153
C4 1.6 16v20042008 TU5JP4 1587 cc109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) at 5,750 rpm147 N⋅m (108 lbf⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm1,200 kg
(2,600 lb)
194 km/h
(121 mph)
10.6 s7.1169
C4 1.6 16v VTihatch20082010 EP6 1598 cc120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) at 6,000 rpm160 N⋅m (118 lbf⋅ft) at 4,250 rpm1,220 kg
(2,690 lb)
195 km/h
(121 mph)
11.4 s6.7159
coupé200820101,217 kg
(2,683 lb)
10 s
C4 1.6 16v THPhatch20082010 EP6DT turbo/GDI 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 5,800 rpm240 N⋅m (177 lbf⋅ft) at 1,400-5,000 rpm6-speed manual1,276 kg
(2,813 lb)
195 km/h
(121 mph)
9.2 s6.9164
coupé200820101,271 kg
(2,802 lb)
8.4 s
C4 2.0 16v
  • hatch,
  • coupé
20042005 EW10J4 1997 cc MPI 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 6,000 rpm190 N⋅m (140 lbf⋅ft) at 4,100 rpm5-speed manual1,262 kg
(2,782 lb)
207 km/h
(129 mph)
9.2 s7.8186
C4 2.0 16vhatch20042008 EW10A 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6,000 rpm200 N⋅m (148 lbf⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm4-speed automatic1,292 kg
(2,848 lb)
206 km/h
(128 mph)
10.1 s8.1193
C4 2.0 16v VTScoupé20042008 EW10J4S 177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp) at 7,000 rpm202 N⋅m (149 lbf⋅ft) at 4,750 rpm5-speed manual1,337 kg
(2,948 lb)
227 km/h
(141 mph)
8.3 s8.4200
Diesel engines
ModelBody StyleYearsEngineDispl.Fueling
system
PowerTorqueTransmissionCurb wt.Top
speed
0–100 km/h
(0–62 mph)
Fuel cons.
(L/100 km)
CO
2
emission
(g/km)
C4 1.6 16v HDi
  • hatch,
  • coupé
20042008 DV6ATED4 1560 cc90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 4,000 rpm215 N⋅m (159 lbf⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm5-speed manual1,257 kg
(2,771 lb)
180 km/h
(112 mph)
12.5 s4.7125
C4 1.6 16v HDi
Airdream
2008201013.9 s4.5119
C4 1.6 16v HDi
(110CV)
20042008 DV6TED4 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) at 4,000 rpm240 N⋅m (177 lbf⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm1,280 kg
(2,822 lb)
192 km/h
(119 mph)
11.2 s4.7125
C4 1.6 16v HDi
Airdream (110CV)
20082010260 N⋅m (192 lbf⋅ft) at 1,500 rpm12.4 s4.5119
C4 1.6 16v HDi
CMP-6
20062007240 N⋅m (177 lbf⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm6-speed automated manual.11.2 s120
C4 2.0 16v HDi20042008 DW10B 1997 cc136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 4,000 rpm320 N⋅m (236 lbf⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm6-speed manual1,381 kg
(3,045 lb)
207 km/h
(129 mph)
9.7 s5.4142
C4 2.0 16v HDi
Airdream
hatch20082010140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 4,000 rpm340 N⋅m (251 lbf⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm10.5 s5.3139

Second generation (2010)

Second generation
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Overview
Production2010–2018
2010–2020 (C4L and C4, China)
2012–present (C4 Lounge, Argentina)
2014-present (C4 Sedan, Russia)
AssemblyFrance: Mulhouse (PSA Mulhouse Plant)
China: Wuhan (DPCA)
Argentina: El Palomar
Russia: Kaluga (PCMA Rus)
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
5-door hatchback
Platform PSA PF2 platform
Related Citroën DS4
Powertrain
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,608 mm (102.7 in) (hatchback)
2,710 mm (106.7 in) (sedan) [14]
Length4,329 mm (170.4 in) (hatchback)
4,621 mm (181.9 in) (sedan) [14]
Width1,789 mm (70.4 in)
Height1,491 mm (58.7 in)
Chronology
Successor Citroën C4 Cactus

Debut

The second-generation Citroën C4 made its debut at the 2010 Paris Salon before it was launched in September. [15] After its launch, it debuted at the Paris Motor Show in October 2010 and went on sale in Europe under the Citroën brand one month later. The new model was slightly bigger than the last and was only available with five doors. A three-door version was omitted by the French company because of the low sales of the previous generation three-door, and to avoid the risk of cannibalizing the DS3 sales.

Citroen C4 Exclusive hatchback (Germany) Citroen C4 Exclusive (II) - Heckansicht, 11. November 2015, Dusseldorf.jpg
Citroën C4 Exclusive hatchback (Germany)
Interior 2012 Citroen C4 interior.jpg
Interior

Design

Compared to the outgoing model, the average new design of the French line is less eccentric. In general, the lines are less rounded, the front is characterized by large clusters with aggressive design "cut" on the top and a "step" on the underside. Clearly visible in the front grille is the Citroën, formed by extensions of the central logo. The engine hood is made more aggressive by two longitudinal ribs, while the bumper, which is also aggressive, has a rather large mouth, flanked by two air intakes and two slots for the fog lights.

The side view shows two longitudinal ribs, one just above the line of door handles and the other at the bottom. The tail is characterized by clusters that penetrate partially into the side and partly in the boot lid. The large bumper appears massive from the rearview but at the same time, it raises the threshold for overload. The dashboard of the second C4 series is characterized by blue-lit instrumentation in different shades, combining analog and digital technology. The dashboard, with the now ever-present display, is also modern in styling, and has some ribs, especially at the top, which complement the external lines of the bodywork. The steering wheel doesn't have a fixed hub like the first generation. The seats have a sporty design, with padded side panels, but offer little lateral support. The sofa is divisible according to the now familiar pattern 60–40, but it is not tilting. The luggage compartment offers up to 408 liters for the standard, expandable up to 1,183, by lowering the rear seat backrest.

Engines

The second series of C4 is provided with specific tires with low rolling resistance, and out of the 200 kg of polymer used in each sample, about 30 are environmentally friendly. The structure of the Mk2 C4, and C4-II, is derived from that of the first series: even the wheelbase was unchanged, but there are some new features in this case. To make the car more comfortable, suspension geometry was slightly modified, and new bushes are used, albeit still McPherson struts in front and torsion beam at the rear. The brakes are disc all around, the front ones being ventilated, with ABS and ESP standard across the range. The rack and pinion steering with electro-hydraulic power steering is carried over from the previous C4. The engine range includes three petrol and four diesel engines:

The e-HDi engine, which debuted on the C4 (and simultaneously on the C4 Picasso based on the first series), is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, as well as the 1.6 engine THP. The other engines are available with a manual 5-speed (1.4 VTi, 1.6 VTi and 1.6 HDi 92 hp) or 6-speed (1.6 HDi112 hp and 2.0 HDi). The 1.6 VTi is also available with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

C-Quatre/C4 sedan

In China, a sedan version based on the first generation C4 called the Citroen C-Quatre was available with a price range of $14,310 - 16,700. Length is 4,588 mm (180.6 in) with a wheelbase of 2,610 mm (102.8 in). Its intended successor, simply called the Citroen C4 is also based on the original Citroen C-Quatre with the same old platforms and the same wheelbase, and both cars also share the 1.6-liter base engine.

C4L, C4 Lounge and C4 Sedan

At the end of 2012, Citroën unveiled the sedan version called "C4L". [16] The sedan version was designed by the new PSA Style Centre in Shanghai. It is produced for the Chinese market in the Wuhan plant, and for the Russian market in the Kaluga plant. [17]

The platform is the same as the C4 hatchback, with the wheelbase increased by 102 mm (4.0 in). The engine range was composed of the 1.6 VTI Prince THP from 155 to 170 hp (116 to 127 kW), and the new 1.8 VTI with 135 hp (101 kW) only for the Chinese market. All models are equipped with stop-start system. The C4 sedan is manufactured in El Palomar, Argentina, and was planned for launch in the Latin American market in late 2013. [18]

The name of the vehicle is C4L in China, C4 Lounge in South America and C4 Sedan in Russia.

It was facelifted in 2016 for China and Russia, and in 2017 for South America.

In 2019, Chinese model received a new interior. [19]

In China, the C4L was discontinued in 2020. The C4 Lounge was also discontinued in Brazil late 2020, but still manufactured in Argentina to sold in local market. [20] The Russian C4 Sedan is still assembled. [21]

Third generation (2020)

Third generation
Citroen C4 BlueHDi 130 EAT8 Shine (III) - f 02012021.jpg
Overview
Production2020–present
AssemblySpain: Villaverde, Madrid (Stellantis Madrid Plant)
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door coupé SUV
Platform PSA EMP1 platform
Related Peugeot 2008 II
DS3 Crossback
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (ë-C4)
Transmission 6-speed manual
8-speed automatic
1-speed direct-drive (ë-C4)
Battery 50 kWh
Electric range 350 km (220 mi)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,670 mm (105.1 in)
Length4,360 mm (171.7 in)
Width1,834 mm (72.2 in)
Height1,525 mm (60.0 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Citroën C4 Cactus
Citroën DS4
Rear view Citroen C4 BlueHDi 130 EAT8 Shine (III) - h 02012021.jpg
Rear view

The third-generation Citroën C4 was revealed on June 16, 2020, with a styling resembling that of a crossover SUV. The interior receives a significant upgrade, as there are more upmarket materials and a larger, wider touchscreen. [22] The new C4 and ë-C4 is built using CMP platform. [23]

ë-C4

The electric drive version, named the ë-C4, will feature a 100 kW (134 hp) electric motor and a 50 kWh battery, capable of 350 km (217 mi) of range under the WLTP test.

Other versions

C4 Aircross (2012–2017)

Citroen C4 Aircross Citroen C4 Aircross HDi 150 Stop & Start Exclusive - Frontansicht, 5. Mai 2012, Dusseldorf.jpg
Citroën C4 Aircross

The Citroën C4 Aircross is a compact SUV based on the Mitsubishi ASX and the Peugeot 4008. It was featured at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. A four-wheel drive version of the Aircross is also available. [24] [25]

C4 Cactus (2014–2020)

Citroen C4 Cactus 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Flair BlueHDI S facelift 1.6 Front.jpg
Citroën C4 Cactus

The Citroën C4 Cactus is a compact SUV produced by French automaker Citroën in PSA's Villaverde factory in Madrid, Spain since spring 2014. Sales commenced in France in June 2014. Although branded as the C4 Cactus, it is based on the smaller PF1 platform that underpins the Citroën C3 and DS 3. It is succeeded by the 2020 Citroën C4, dropping the 'Cactus' suffix.

Sales and production

YearWorldwide ProductionWorldwide salesNotes
2009TBA216,900 [26]
2010TBA235,000 [26]
2011401,402 [15] 286,171 [15] Total production reaches 2,512,111 units. [15]
2012261,700 [27] 263,800 [27] Total production reaches 2,855,000 units. [27]
2013278,600 [28] 283,300 [28]

C4 in rallying

Dani Sordo driving a C4 WRC at the 2008 Rally Catalunya. Dani Sordo - 2008 Rally Catalunya.jpg
Dani Sordo driving a C4 WRC at the 2008 Rally Catalunya.

A much-anticipated C4 World Rally Car, intended to replace the multiple World Rally Championship-winning Citroën Xsara WRC, was first sighted in 2004 with testing duties assigned to double world rally champion Carlos Sainz. Having once been earmarked for a late 2005 competitive debut, the decision by the controlling PSA Group to withdraw both Citroën and stablemates Peugeot from works participation at the end of the 2005 season led to the momentary abandonment of the project.

Since then, however, the marque etched in a comeback for the 2007 season, during which a revived C4 WRC was scheduled for its official debut, with the then-thrice world champion Sébastien Loeb as the official first driver, and Dani Sordo, the 2005 Junior World Rally Champion, later confirmed alongside him after an impressive 2006 season for the Spaniard. In their official debut at the 2007 Monte Carlo Rally, the two C4 WRCs finished 1–2, with Loeb winning ahead of Sordo. Loeb has subsequently secured the 2007, 2008, and 2009 drivers' titles, with Citroën claiming the 2008 and 2009 manufacturers' championships.

In the 2009 season, Citroën's satellite team, Citroën Junior Team, ran a C4 WRC for Evgeny Novikov, Conrad Rautenbach, and the 2008 junior world champion Sébastien Ogier. For the 2010 season, the team ran a C4 WRC for Ogier and the 2007 Formula One world champion Kimi Räikkönen. The 2003 world rally champion Petter Solberg competes in a C4 WRC for his private team. The C4 WRC was replaced by the DS3 WRC for the 2011 WRC season. [29]

Citroën also unveiled a hybrid concept WRC car at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The Citroën C4 WRC Hymotion4 uses a KERS system similar to that in the Peugeot 908 HY. [30]

Awards

The C4 won the 2006 World Car Design of the Year, [31] as well as the Autosport Rally Car of the Year in 2010

The second generation C4 (from 2010 onwards) was awarded a Euro NCAP Advanced Award for its eTouch Emergency & Assistance System. [32]

Model car releases

The C4 Coupe has been produced by Majorette, Norev, and Solido, and the hatchback has been produced by Norev, and NewRay. The Citroën C4 WRC has been produced by Hot Wheels.

See also

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The Peugeot 307 is a small family car produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot since 2001, succeeding the Peugeot 306 which ceased production in 2002. It was awarded the European Car of the Year title for 2002, and continued to be offered in China and certain South American markets through 2014, despite the French launch of the 308 in September 2007.

Peugeot 206 Motor vehicle

The Peugeot 206 is a B-segment supermini car developed and produced by the French car manufacturer Peugeot since May 1998, as a replacement to the Peugeot 205.

Peugeot 407 Motor vehicle

The Peugeot 407 is a large family car produced by the French automaker Peugeot, from 2003 to 2010. It was available in saloon, coupé and estate variants, with both diesel and petrol engines. The petrol engines ranged from 1.8 to 2.9 litres displacement, whereas the diesels ranged from 1.6 to 3.0 litre engines.

Citroën C1 Motor vehicle

The Citroën C1 is a city car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën since June 2005. The C1 was developed as part of the B-Zero project by PSA Peugeot Citroën in a joint venture with Toyota.

Citroën Elysée Motor vehicle

The Citroën Elysée is a small family saloon car produced for the Chinese domestic market by the Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile, a joint venture between the French PSA Group (Peugeot-Citroën) and the Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng Motor. Production commenced in June 2002.

Peugeot 207 Motor vehicle

The Peugeot 207 is a supermini car (B) manufactured and marketed by French automaker Peugeot from 2006 to 2014. It debuted in January 2006, and the production of the 207 began in April 2006, as a replacement for the 206. It was then superseded itself by the Peugeot 208 in April 2012.

Citroën C-Triomphe Motor vehicle

The Citroën C-Triomphe is a mid-size sedan produced for the Chinese market by Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën, a joint venture between the French PSA Group (Peugeot-Citroën) and the Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng.

Citroën Fukang Motor vehicle

The Citroën Fukang or Dongfeng Fukang is a series of compact vehicles available in a variety of body styles. It was the first in a range of cars produced for the Chinese market by the Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile group, a joint venture between the French PSA Peugeot Citroën and Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

Peugeot 308 Car model

The Peugeot 308 is a small family car produced under the Peugeot marque, from the French automaker PSA Group, and later Stellantis. It was unveiled on 5 June 2007, and launched in September 2007. The 308 replaced the 307 for the 2008 model year. Its development code was "Project T7", and is the first car of the X08 generation of Peugeot models. The 308 features a range of petrol and diesel engine options. In March 2011, the 308 received a facelift, and it premiered at the Geneva Motor Show. The 308 is followed by a coupé cabriolet for the 2009 model year, a station wagon in March 2008, and a sedan version in China for the 2012 model year.

Citroën C3 Picasso Motor vehicle

The Citroën C3 Picasso is a mini MPV produced by the French motor company Citroën from 2008–2017. It was first unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show as a concept car named "Drooneel", and was designed by Donato Coco and Jean-Pierre Ploué. The Picasso is the mini MPV version of the Citroën C3 and the successor of the Citroën Xsara Picasso, and was designed to compete with the Opel Meriva, Nissan Note, Renault Modus and Ford Fusion.

Peugeot 5008 Motor vehicle

The Peugeot 5008 is a series of automobiles produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot since 2009. Originally compact MPV in classification, for model year 2017 it was reclassified as a compact crossover SUV. Five and seven seat versions have been available. Its engine range mimics the Peugeot 3008.

DS 4 Motor vehicle

The DS 4 is a compact car, and it is the second model in the luxury DS sub-brand created by Citroën, now an independent brand. It is currently in its second generation in 2021.

Citroën C3 Aircross Motor vehicle

The Citroën C3 Aircross is a name designated to two SUVs produced by the French automaker Citroën. The first is the Brazilian version of C3 Picasso MPV, and the second is an urban SUV launched in 2017 that replaces the C3 Picasso in Europe.

Citroën C-Elysée French compact car

Citroën C-Elysée is a subcompact car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën since 2012, introduced at the Paris Motor Show the same year. It is closely related to the Peugeot 301, launched the same year. It was facelifted in November 2016.

Citroën C3-XR Motor vehicle

The Citroën C3-XR is a Chinese-exclusive subcompact crossover from the Franco-Chinese joint venture Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën.

Citroën C5 Aircross Compact SUV model from Citroën

The Citroën C5 Aircross is a compact crossover SUV produced by French manufacturer Citroën since 2017. It started as the Citroën Aircross concept car which was unveiled at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The production version was officially presented for the Chinese market at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. Sales in China started in the fall of 2017.

Aeolus S30 Motor vehicle

The Aeolus S30 or previously the Dongfeng Fengshen S30 is a subcompact sedan produced by Dongfeng Motor Corporation under the Aeolus sub-brand from 2009 to 2017. The 5-door hatchback version was called Aeolus H30.

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