If you’re saving up for that big post-lockdown holiday, then there’s some good news coming your way from Citroen.
Because the French firm has just revealed details of its most affordable C4 yet - the ‘Sense’.
And despite being the bottom rung on the C4 ladder, it’s still enviably specced, including 18 inch alloys, LED headlights, advance comfort suspension and a 10-inch high-resolution touchscreen that’s fully connected to your phone.
The price starts at just £21,010, compared with £32,495 for the electrified ‘Shine Plus’ model, and those savings will also be reflected in leasing costs, too.
Drivers have a choice of two powertrains – a brand new petrol ‘PureTech 100’ with stop and start tech, or the diesel ‘BlueHDi 110’. Both of those are married to a six-speed manual gearbox.
A Citroen spokesperson tells us: “With emissions as low as 114g/km of CO2 for the BlueHDi 110 S&S six-speed manual, the new C4 is an excellent choice for fleet and business users with a BIK rate from just 26%.”
In addition to ‘Sense’ models, the BlueHDi 110 S&S Diesel powertrain is also available on ‘Sense Plus’ and ‘Shine’ trim levels.
Inside the cabin there’s an ‘Urban Grey’ interior with black leather-effect textile seats.
And all ‘Sense’ models come with Citroën's standard ‘Safety Pack’, which includes Active Safety Brake, speed limit information, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Alert and Forward Collision Warning.
Also standard is a Speed Limiter with Cruise Control and Citroën’s Connect Box Emergency and Assistance System.
Whichever way you look at it, that’s a hell of a lot of tech for what’s being billed as a bargain lease vehicle.
Meanwhile all C4s feature Citroen’s new ‘Advanced Comfort Suspension’ system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, a technology that integrates hydraulic stops to better control compression and rebound.
These hydraulic bump stops help to absorb the impact from lumps and bumps in the road, whilst freeing up the rest of the suspension travel to offer a smoother ride over normal road surfaces.
Add to that comfort seats, a cabin with improved sound insulation, rear parking sensors and an electric parking brake, and the C4 is pretty nice place to spend time.
The first C4 Sense models are set to arrive in showrooms in May 2021.
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