2010 Paris Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- 2011 Citroen C4 will debut this fall at the 2010 Paris Auto Show.
- The redesigned hatchback will offer a new diesel "micro-hybrid" system.
- New C4 will go on sale in France late this year and in other European markets in early 2011.
PARIS — The redesigned Citroen C4 hatchback will make its public debut this fall at the 2010 Paris Auto Show and will offer a new diesel "micro-hybrid" system among its powertrain choices.
Targeted at the Opel Astra, Renault Megane and Volkswagen Golf, the 2011 C4 borrows styling elements from the smaller C3 and the larger C5 as well as from the DS High Rider concept, which goes into production next year badged as the DS4.
The new C4 is marginally longer, taller and wider than its predecessor, and adds a variety of cutting-edge technologies to its equipment list, notably blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and directional headlamps.
The most interesting technical feature may be the application of PSA's micro-hybrid e-HDi powertrain, which mates a small turbodiesel engine and an electric motor with a stop/start system to reduce CO2 emissions to just 109 g/km.
The new C4 will go on sale in France late this year and in other European markets in early 2011.
Edmunds.com says: Citroen continues to promote advanced technology, even in its smaller family cars. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent