Citroen says it has set the new C4 compact hatchback apart from competitors with crossover styling and the choice of three powertrains, including battery electric, as it adds a completely new model in the critical segment for the first time since 2010.
Officially, the C4 replaces the smaller C4 Cactus in Citroen's lineup -- which itself was repositioned in 2017 to replace the outgoing C4 hatchback by toning down its prominent "air bumps" on the doors. The C4 Cactus was launched in 2014 as a crossover. The previous C4 hatchback was in Citroen's lineup from 2010 to 2018.
Citroen hopes the new-generation C4 will make an impact by straddling the compact hatchback and compact crossover segments.
At 4360mm long, 1800mm wide and 1525mm tall, its dimensions are nearly identical to the Toyota C-HR crossover. The new C4 is also noticeably taller than Europe's top-selling compact hatchback, the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, although it is 40mm shorter than the Focus.