Citroen cars have always differed in original design. Someone is unconditionally accepting them, and someone from the threshold marks. The appearance of a new generation Citroen C4 as a cross-coupe inspired for some reason with the memories of the Citroen DS19 car, or as they called the «Goddess».
Recall that this legendary car saved the President of France General de Gaulle from the attempts. It was produced for 20 years — from 1955-1975 and became a cult, who introduced himself to the world history of automobile, since several innovative solutions were tested — the front-wheel drive and a hydropneumatic suspension for that time were advanced.
Why we remembered the «goddess», but because the new generation of Citroen C4 will be in its kind for
The new Citroen C4 is a five-door hatchback with an admixture of cross-hosted genes in the form of a black body kit around the body perimeter. At the same time, Citroen was abandoned from the usual form factor of the hatchback in favor of the crossover with a sloping roof. The French stated that with the new «four» they begin a new stage of development of corporate identity.
So far, the information about the novelty is not so much, a full-fledged presentation is scheduled for the end of the month. The model is built on the CMP modular platform, which also underlies Opel Corsa, Peugeot 208 and 2008 and Opel Mokka crossover.
You ask, and innovation? For the first time, the French brand displays a car in a purely electrical version, which is called Citroen E-C4 to the French manner. He has a stroke of 340 km.
Progressive Hydraulic Cushion Suspension: Passive shock absorbers are equipped with additional hydraulic stroke limiters instead of familiar rubber dampers. Such a design provides increased energy intensity and a decent smoothness of the course on a bad road.
And on the only thing while the interior image is visible virtual devices, a projection display and a miniature transmission selector in the central tunnel is visible.
The full premiere of the new family Citroen C4 is scheduled for June 30. Sales in Europe will begin in the fall. But the exit to the Russian market has not yet been announced. In addition, we still have a C4 sedan of the past generation, which is minor.
But another question, will the new generation of Citroen C4 will replace the old sedan on the factory conveyor in Kaluga? If you carefully read the Special Construction Agreement (SPIK), which is signed between the French PSA group and our Ministry of Industry RF, then there is no car on the CMP platform. Only PSA cars on platforms T and B are indicated, and this is nothing more than the sized class C — Citroen C4 and Peugeot 408 sedans. So conclusions can be made. Apparently, if the car appears in the car dealerships of our dealers, it will rather be imported from Europe.