CITROňN C4 L20th June 2012
CITROňN C4 L: POSITIVE ENERGY
The “Lounge” version of the CitroŽn C4 is positioned at the top end of
the C-segment. Launched in late 2012 in China and in 2013 in Russia,
the CitroŽn C4 L extends the C4 family and is fully consistent with the
“positive energy” spirit of the line-up through its prestigious and
contemporary styling, exceptional on-board well-being and creative
in-car technologies ensuring comfort, safety and performance.
UNRIVALLED TRAVELLING COMFORT
In line with Brand values, the CitroŽn C4 L was designed with the
travelling comfort of passengers in mind. It brings occupants
unrivalled well-being in the segment, with generous rear leg room,
thanks to the longest wheelbase in the segment (at 2.71 m, some 10 cm
more than the new CitroŽn C4), and supremely comfortable rear seats
featuring wraparound bases, 29į tilting seat backs and, depending on
the country, “comfort” head rests for first-class travel in a
The CitroŽn C4 L also boasts a capacious boot, at 440 litres VDA, and a
host of ingenious and roomy storage compartments, such as big door
bins, a sizeable glove box and a cubbyhole under the armrest.
Top-grade thermal and acoustic comfort
The CitroŽn C4 L also benefits from top-grade thermal comfort and a
pure cabin atmosphere thanks to an airquality management system, an air
conditioning unit with three air-flow settings and, depending on the
country, an air ioniser. Acoustic comfort is also strong, with
optimised soundproofing (sealed-out exterior noise and filtered road
noise). The aim is simple: total calm for all passengers.
CitroŽn road feel
CitroŽn fine tuned the suspension settings on the C4 L to give it
optimal comfort, strong roadholding and inimitable CitroŽn road feel.
Bumps and holes are soaked up masterfully for front and rear passengers
alike. The C4 L sets a new standard in its segment on this score.
As well as comfortable, the CitroŽn C4 L is easy to drive, with precise
steering, controlled body roll and sharp responses for dodging
obstacles and braking in emergencies. The new model immediately
inspires the confidence of driver and passengers.
For the safety and well-being of all passengers, the CitroŽn C4 L is,
depending on the country, available with cutting-edge technologies such
as hands-free start-up, a fully heated windscreen, a reversing camera
for easier parking, an automatic windscreen wiper/headlamp system,
Xenon dual-function headlamps and a touch-screen GPS system.
Dynamic, prestigious styling
The CitroŽn C4 L three-box saloon immediately gives off an impression
of vitality with its well-balanced proportions (4.62 m x 1.78 m x 1.5
m) and road-hugging stance. It also expresses elegance and modernity
through strong styling and classic CitroŽn design cues, including
sculptural lines, a large chrome-finished grille, front and rear light
signatures, and a convex rear window inspired by those on the CitroŽn
C5 and C6.
The new model’s top-end status is underscored by seamless panel joints,
alloy wheels and pure and well-defined chrome detailing, all of which
also serve to boost the personality of the CitroŽn C4 L, an elegant and
refined car worthy of superior segments and featuring impressive levels
of in-car equipment.
Prestigious driver’s station
The impression of quality continues behind the wheel, with a high-end
driver’s station and a lavishly equipped console. The dashboard
includes a modern instrument cluster with a sophisticated play of
transparency and light and settings that drivers can set to suit their
tastes. The CitroŽn C4 L is also extremely user-friendly and puts
drivers and passengers at ease immediately. Drivers can operate the
driving and comfort controls without taking their hands off the wheel.
New standards in quality
The CitroŽn C4 L is strong on perceived quality at all levels, from
styling and materials to technologies, such as laser welding. For
optimal reliability and long-lasting performance, CitroŽn will carry
out over four million kilometres of tests worldwide before launch.
latest-generation GPS features a number of quality features, including
a 7-inch touch screen, a DVD player, mapping with real-view 3D
intersections, and, naturally, connectivity for portable devices (USB,
streaming, etc.) plus a Bluetooth hands-free kit.
New range of petrol engines
The CitroŽn C4 L ships with a broad range of market-adapted petrol engines:
THP engine, designed with the BMW group, with high-pressure direct
sequential injection and a Twin Scroll turbocharger, developing 150 bhp
to 170 bhp (depending on country) and generating torque of 240 Nm from
Mated to a 6-speed automatic and sequential gearbox, this engine guarantees an excellent at-the-wheel experience.
new VTi 135 unit (1.8 16V with 136 bhp), equipped with a 5-speed manual
or 6-speed auto/sequential gearbox. This new “core range” powerplant,
launched with the CitroŽn C4 L, is available in China.
AN INTERNATIONAL CAR
The CitroŽn C4 L is a 100% international car through:
“project team”. The C4 L was styled in China by a multi-cultural team,
designed in Europe, developed by project teams based in Russia and
China, and tested around the world in severe driving conditions.
CitroŽn rolled out a fully international project to better meet the
needs of each customer base;
production sites. The CitroŽn C4 L will be produced as close as
possible to its markets, initially at Wuhan in China and at Kaluga in
its product definition. By
producing the C4 L locally, CitroŽn can adapt to the specific needs of
each market in terms of interior design scheme, body colour and
available features (engines, equipment, suspension settings).
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