Download Free Citroen C4 Hatchback 2.0 Exclusive.pdf Citroen’s new C4 hatchback is set to restore some of the French marque’s reputation for individuality. With its boomerang headlights, prominent chevron grille, and a hint of the iconic 2CV, the newcomer packs considerably more “wow factor” than the conservatively styled Xsara it replaces. Continuing the revolution inside is a centre dash pod with LCD readouts replacing conventional gauges and a fixed boss multi-function steering wheel. Adding even more pizzazz was our test car’s panoramic full length glass roof.

Buyers have a choice of 1.6 or 2.0 litre engines, but manual drivers will have to be content with the smaller powerplant, the 2.0 only available in automatic form. Prices start at $25,990 for the entry level 1.6 manual, add $2,000 for the automatic. Our 2.0 Exclusive test car starts at $33,990 but came with a host of options. These included the panoramic glass roof ($1,500), metallic paint ($700), 5 stack CD ($800), premium leather interior ($3,500), Bi directional xenon headlights ($1,500) and front and rear parking sensors ($800). That totals $42,790 before on road costs, placing the car amongst some premium mid size competitors. Buyers are still well catered for without resorting to the options list. Amongst the standard items are dual zone air-conditioning with scented air freshener, power windows, six speaker CD system, cruise control with speed limiter, rain sensing wipers, remote activated “follow me home” headlights, alloy wheels and even an air-conditioned glovebox.

Storing bits and pieces is easy thanks to the generous door pockets and a sliding tray under the passenger’s seat. While it might be airconditioned the glovebox’s volume is limited. Small pop out trays under the air vents are a good place for loose change. There’s a decent sized boot, and if you need more room the 60:40 rear seat folds completely flat. One handy feature is the boot divider. Standard across the range you can configure it to keep the shopping in one piece on the way home. Wide opening front doors make getting into the C4 easy. The deeply scalloped sports buckets are nicely shaped with excellent side support. They definitely keep you in place as the road becomes more winding, but over longer distances the firm cushions can wear a bit thin. The rear seat’s short cushion doesn’t offer much support and legroom is limited but its deep contours help the improve situation. As expected there is really only room for two, three would be straining the friendship. One of the sealed glass roofs biggest pluses is the open air feel it gives the interior. Stretching front to back without any cross bars, it drew many favourable comments. Unlike a conventional sunroof, the panaromic roof doesn’t reduce headroom, and as it can’t open there isn’t any buffeting or wind noise.