Design Review: Citroen C4 and e-C4

HERO Citroen C4 exterior

The C4 and its electric cousin the e-C4 mark a step change for the French OEM but the duo’s design roots can be traced to earlier models like the Cactus. Car Design News’ Michael Nash paid a visit to Citroen to bring us a comprehensive look at both offerings

Citroen first unveiled its new C4 back in June 2020, when many parts of the world were reeling from the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The car also has an electric variant, the e-C4. Nine months later, the OEM was finally available to allow press to get into the models for a ride.

In-between shapes

It is immediately clear that the new C4 represents a step change for Citroen. From the outside, the car looks completely different from its predecessor, with sharp lines and angular body work replacing the old curvaceous, dated styling. It is altogether fresher and more modern.

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