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Citroën has announced the first information about its upcoming redesigned C4 that will be debuting at the Paris Motor Show this fall. The 170.5-inch-long C4 competes against the likes of the Ford Focus, Opel Astra and Volkswagen Golf. The five-door hatchback that is being shown now will surely be joined by other body styles including a three-door and probably a tall wagon/MPV.
Like its siblings from PSA sister brand Peugeot, the C4 will feature a range of gas and diesel engines. The HDi diesels are equipped with automatic start-stop systems that let the C4 get down to as low as 109 grams of CO2 emitted per kilometer. Citroën hasn’t announced the car’s weight but has worked to keep it under control with laser welding and high-strength steels. The C4 also contains significant amounts of recycled materials, including interior plastics.
Gallery: 2011 Citroen C4
You’d think a term like “all new” would be fairly absolute. But not when it comes to new cars. Take the new Citroën C4, for example. The French automaker calls it “all new”. But it’s still based on the platform of the outgoing model. That said, the sheetmetal is fresh, the dimensions have grown some and the hatch is packed with all manner of gizmos, solidifying the chevron brand’s place as a technological powerhouse.
What sort of tech are we talking about? How about adaptive headlights, lane departure and blind-spot warning systems, user-changeable backlighting in the cabin (along with ringtone-style chimes and alerts) and a new system called eTouch which monitors driving patterns and offers suggestions on how to improve fuel economy. Engine options will likely remain the same, with the addition of the new e-HDi hybrid diesel/electric drivetrain, and we’ll be looking for the new C4 to debut in Paris this Fall before sales begin overseas early next year.
The three-door model isn’t expected to continue into the new generation, leaving the five-door to go it alone against the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. The DS4 is expected to be based on this model, but as a crossover it’ll be further differentiated than the narrow gap between the smaller C3 and DS3 hatchbacks. Details in the press release after the jump, with initial images in the gallery below.
Gallery: 2011 Citroen C4