( Worldcarfans ) - The World's automotive eyes may be focused on Geneva, but Citroen hasn't chosen the first major European Motor Show of the year to reveal its latest version of Citroen C4, rather the French car maker has taken the wraps of the C4 BioTech at the European International Agricultural Show.
This unusual choice for an automotive reveal is explained by the fact that the BioTech is Citroen's first foray into the ethanol flex-fuel market in Europe. Capable of running on anything between zero and 85 per cent ethanol, the C4 Biotech will go on sale in France in September. It follows Citroen's highly successful use of this power source for its Brazilian market cars, where they account for 65 per cent of all Citroen sales.
"This new Citroen C4 variant proves just how ready Citroen is for the future," says Miles Williams, General Manager for Citroen in Australia. "Already we have the Citroen C4 HDi on sale now which with the new EGS gearbox offers a remarkable fuel consumption of just 3.8 litres per 100 km on the open road, an outstanding figure, especially considering this isn't a stripped econo-box, but a fully equipped, fully featured family hatchback. Add the fact that this car can also run on a 30 per cent blend of BioDiesel, and it's all but future proofed. But this is just the start, alongside the C4 BioTech, Citroen have already demonstrated the Citroen C4 Diesel Hybrid, which they have committed to making a production reality, and which drops fuel consumption to just 3.4 litres per 100 km, while offering electric power for pollution-free urban driving. The Citroen C4 Robot may be imaginary, but there is no doubt about the C4's money and environment saving performance in the real world!"