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New Citroën ë-C4 X Electric Ready To Roll

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Citroën have announced details of their new ë-C4 X Electric model which features a unique design combining the elegance of a fastback silhouette with the modern attitude of an SUV and the timeless cachet of a spacious 4-door. With a notable and innovative design, the ë-C4 X Electric redefines the sedan by introducing the modern and popular crossover element. Available with several safety and technology features as standard, the new ë-C4 X also features Citroën’s Advanced Comfort Programme. In a first for Citroën, this model will launch exclusively in an all-electric powertrain in Ireland with petrol and diesel models set to arrive later this year. First electric models are now available to test drive for the upcoming 232-registration period.

Enforcing Citroën’s commitment to sustainability, Citroën ë-C4 and new ë-C4 X contain 135kg of recycled materials and are manufactured using 30% solar in Madrid, Spain. On the outside, the design includes a familiar front-end incorporating Citroën’s assertive rounded design signature. The high, horizontal bonnet features concave indentations, and trademark chrome chevrons stretch across the width of the body, connecting with double-height front lamps using LED headlights to reinforce the vehicle’s high-tech credentials and provide maximum visibility. Large 690mm diameter wheels combined with a short front overhang give the car a raised ride height which results in a more elevated driving position. When viewed in profile, the car’s dynamic roofline flows effortlessly and seamlessly from the top of the windscreen into the top panel of the boot lid to create a fastback silhouette. With a drag coefficient of just Cd 0.29, aerodynamic efficiency has been optimised thanks to the crisp roofline, which directly benefits range efficiency. At a length of 4600 mm, the new ë-C4 X also holds a wheelbase at a length of 2670 mm. The rear overhang intelligently disguises the length required to package the capacious 510-litre boot. Distinctive new LED tail lamps are placed either side of the boot opening and carry through the sculpted lines of the boot lid, pushing around the corners and along the sides of the car.

Inside the new Citroën ë-C4 X, drivers and their passengers will enjoy an unmatched feeling of serenity, comfort, and space thanks to Citroën’s Advanced Comfort experience. This is particularly noticeable to back seat passengers thanks to its outstanding 198mm of second row knee room and a more reclined rear seatback, while its width means three people can comfortably sit side-by-side across the rear bench. The length of the vehicle attributes to the impressive extra-large boot compartment providing 510-litres of usable space and a generous opening of 875 mm at 200 mm above the loading sill. The new ë-C4 X inherits the distinct offering of Citroën’s Advanced Comfort programme, featuring the brands exclusive Advanced Comfort Seats with special foam thickened by 15mm plus a unique blend of visual, postural, and dynamic support. High-density foam at the core of the seats ensures optimal comfort particularly on longer journeys and maintains this over time by reducing any settling effects and ageing within the seats. Alongside the Advanced Comfort Seats, ë-C4 X includes Citroën’s innovative and exclusive Progressive Hydraulic Cushions suspension system. The presence of hydraulic stops allows Citroën engineers greater freedom to tune the suspension setup to achieve the brand’s acclaimed “magic carpet ride” effect, which gives the impression that the car is gliding over uneven ground, this results in the ultimate comfort when driving.

The ë-C4 X will launch initially in an all-electric powertrain in Ireland, cementing Citroën’s commitment to zero Co2 emissions. Thanks to its smooth, aerodynamic shape and its 50 kWh battery, the efficient zero emission electric powertrain in new ë-C4 X offers an impressive WLTP range of up to 360 km. The 100 kW electric motor offers 136 hp with 260 Nm of torque that is instantly available to the driver, this allows a 0-100 km/h of 9.5 seconds when in sport mode and a top speed of 150 km/h. Three driving modes are available – Eco, Normal or Sport – and are activated by the mode selector in the centre console based on the driver’s preference. At a public charging station, using a rapid 100 kW DC charger, the battery replenishes at a best-in-segment rate of around 10 km/min, with 80% of charge completed in 30 minutes. Using a 7.4 kW wall box, charging takes 7.5 hours with single-phase supply or as little as 5 hours with a three-phase electricity supply. Managing vehicle charging is easy and can be pre-programmed to take advantage of off-peak electricity prices. Charging times can be pre-set using the car’s touchscreen My Citroën Drive Plus interface or the My Citroën app.

To cater to customers who have a broad range of usages and need affordable prices to keep their freedom of mobility, Citroën will launch new C4 X in Petrol and Diesel powertrains in Ireland late 2023. Citroën is the only brand to offer two compelling electric vehicles in the C-segment with the award-winning ë-C4 and all-new ë-C4 X while continuing to expand their range to match customers’ expectations with alternative powertrains. Models are expected to arrive with Puretech 100 6-speed manual and Puretech 130 8-speed automatic petrol engines with a BlueHDi 130 8-speed automatic also available.

Speaking at the Irish first drive event, Colin Sheridan MD of Citroën Ireland commented “Building on the strengths of C4, Irish Medium Car of the Year and our best-selling model in 2022, we are thrilled to launch all-new ë-C4 X. This model not only expands Citroën’s electric offering, though it provides further choice to customers seeking larger boot space, extensive comfort, and an electric range suitable to all needs. Better yet, we will see petrol and diesel models arrive later this year, allowing further benefits to private and fleet customers.”

In terms of specification, there are four grades available on ë-C4 X; Feel, Feel Pack, Flair and Flair Pack. In addition to Progressive Hydraulic Cushion Suspension, the entry level Feel grade comes with an impressive level of specification as standard including 18” alloys, automatic LED headlights and fog lights with cornering function, rear parking sensors with reversing camera, a 10-inch touchscreen, keyless entry and start and automatic dual-zone air conditioning. The Feel Pack adds Advanced Comfort Seats, driver’s head-up display, Citroën Smart Pad support and My Citroën Drive Plus. Flair gains a fine-grained heated leather steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors with top rear vision, heated leather steering wheel, while the range topping Flair Pack adds the Alcantara interior and heated front seats. Standard equipment includes a mode 3 charging cable for on street charging.

Pricing for the New ë-C4 X starts from €39,967 or from €368 a month with 3.65% APR finance. Additional information can be found on citroen.ie