Citroën To Debut Restyled C4 in Moscow

By Kevin Miller

08.22.2008

Citroën will debut their redesigned C4 at this month’s Moscow Motor Show. The C4, which launched in late 2004 as a hatchback and coupe, has been a successful vehicle for Citroën, selling nearly 900,000 units worldwide since its introduction.

Among the changes made to the redesigned C4 are styling tweaks to strengthen the car’s successful design, efficient powertrain options, and new telematic equipment. Underhood, the C4 is now available with two new gasoline engines co-developed with BMW, and two HDi diesel engines. The array of telematics equipment includes MyWay, a new navigation system with Bluetooth connectivity which can also be connected by USB to portable audio equipment. Changes to the interior include new upholstery and addition of a tachometer to the display in the middle of the dashboard.

The restyled C4 retains existing, unique features such as Xenon dual function directional headlamps, lane departure warning system, a steering wheel with controls on a fixed center hub, and hill start assist.

The C4 is Citroën’s best selling vehicle in Russia, which is a priority market for the brand. Highlighting that fact, Citroën set up a Russian subsidiary earlier in the year, bringing it closer to the market, enhancing sales outlet management and giving the brand the possibility of benefiting from synergies with the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group. During 2008, Citroën launched the C-Crosser as well as sedan and Touring versions of the C5 in Russia.

In addition to the debut of the new C4, Citroën will release the new Berlingo in Russia at the Moscow Motor Show. Other Citroën vehicles on display will include the new C2, the C6, the C4 Picasso, and the C4 WRC.

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Author: Kevin Miller

As Autosavant’s resident Swedophile, Kevin has an acute affinity for Saabs, with a mild case of Volvo-itis as well. Aside from covering most Saab-related news for Autosavant, Kevin also reviews cars and covers industry news. His “Great Drive” series, with maps and directions included, is a reader favorite.

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2 Comments

  1. I like Citroën cars, but I don’t understand why some automakers insist on putting speedometers and tachometers in the middle of the dashboard. Awkward, distracting and, probably, dangerous.

  2. I don’t mind the IP stuff in the middle of the dash, except in the case of the current Mini, which is just too large. It’s like sitting in the front row at the movie theatre. Too much, too close.

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