Citroen C4 Sedan for Latin-America
( Worldcarfans ) - Following the success of the C4, which has sold 530,000 units sold worldwide since launch at end-2004, Citroen is further extending its range with the launch of the C4 notchback in several Latin American countries. This modern and original saloon features all the characteristics and innovations that have made the C4 a success.
With its longer notchback body style, the C4 notchback perfectly meets the needs of customers throughout Latin America. The C4 notchback will be unveiled on 19 April 2007 as the first vehicle comes off the line. The car will be manufactured at the Palomar site near Buenos Aires in Argentina.
This third C4 body style is also manufactured and marketed in China as the C?Triomphe. More than 30,000 units have been sold since June 2006.
Set for launch in Argentina in July, the C4 notchback strengthens Citroen's advantage in this country, where Marque sales rose 30% year-on-year in 2006 - with over 15,000 vehicles sold - for market share of 3.6%.
This distinctively styled vehicle has impressive cabin space and boasts all the appeal of the C4 in terms of innovative features, roadholding and safety.
The C4 notchback shape and dimensions ( 4.77 m long, 1.77 m high and 1.51 m wide) firmly position it as a large Grand Tourer with a dynamic personality and a distinguished, high-class presence.
The new model features all the styling cues of the Marque with its chrome chevrons and boomerang shaped head lamps. The C4 notchback flowing silhouette, cleanly drawn wheel arches, high-set body and imposing rear overhang give it impressive visual balance.
The most remarkable thing inside the C4 notchback is the sheer amount of space. The C4 Sedan's 2.71-metre wheelbase provides segment-leading living space and leg room. The new vehicle has an impressively large, 513-litre boot (VDA standard), which has a practical 60:40 split-folding rear bench arrangement, and numerous, well-placed stowage compartments throughout the cabin.
The ergonomic driver's station includes a fixed-centred controls steering wheel with all the major comfort and driving aid functions grouped in the centre, within easy reach of the driver. The user-friendly layout features easy-to-use controls for more driving pleasure and safety. The C4 notchback is fitted with equipment that is new or rare to the South American market, such as a speed limiter and cruise control, fitted standard across the range, and a scented air freshener, styled to match the dashboard design.
The C4 notchback has the same running gear as the C4, a recognised leader on driving pleasure and safety. ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency brake assist are standard on all trim levels, as are automatic hazard warning lights. ESP is available as an option depending on trim level and engine.
The C4 notchback, built on the same platform as the C4, benefits from the same structural reinforcements. It is fitted as standard with driver airbags (shape-optimised owing to the fixed-centred controls steering wheel) and front passenger airbags, along with side airbags for the driver and front passenger and curtain airbags for front and rear occupants.
Depending on the country and the trim level, the car will be available from launch with two petrol engines, the 110 bhp 1.6i 16V and the 143 bhp 2.0i 16V, which, in line with Citroen's strong commitment to environmental protection, will be available in flex-fuel versions in Brazil. There will also be two diesel units, the 110 bhp 1.6 HDi DPFS and the 110 bhp 2.0 HDi.