First impressions on the new citroen C4
Citroen have unveiled there spanking new c4, and on first impressions it does look pretty funky, the grill looks a little aggressive without being to offensive, the alloy wheels look very modern and the tinted windows give it an air of class.
The thing that bothers me a little is how un progressive it looks, by that I mean it doesn’t look like a car of tomorrow. When I hear about a new car coming out I expect the release pictures to fill me with awe and expectation of what we should expect from a new model, but this to me is nothing exceptional.
Don’t get me wrong the car is nice, but it is what it is…just ‘nice’ It doesn’t break the mould, it doesn’t have any groundbreaking technology and it would quite happily sit in the early 2000’s without looking ‘futuristic’.
The new model has had a little face lift, it measures 5cm longer, 2cm wider and 3cm taller than it’s predecessor. For the eco friendly types it does boast a micro-hybrid engine with a stop & start function. The car has a lot of wizardry stuff going on inside, but all of it superficial and un necessary, such as a blind spot monitoring system and cornering lights.
In all the car does look nice, but I expected more from Citroen, I expected some ground breaking technology or at least an eye catching chassis.
The car is due for release in 2011, price TBC.