2023 Citroen C4 X, e-C4 X revealed, no Australian plans

Citroen has revealed another coupe SUV that slots between the quirky C4 and C5 X. There are no current plans for an Australian launch.

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Citroen has revealed another funky coupe SUV, dubbed the C4 X – but don’t hold your breath for it in Australia.

The C4 X is a longer version of the existing C4 and has more of a fastback silhouette. It’s available globally with a choice of petrol, diesel, and electric powertrains. The latter of these options is dubbed the e-C4 X.

The C4 X slots between the existing Citroen C4 and C5 X models, and brings the fight to the recently revealed Peugeot 408 and the Renault Arkana.

A Citroen Australia spokesperson confirmed there are no current plans to introduce the Citroen C4 X locally.

“Whilst there are no current plans for the e-C4 X and C4 X to be introduced to the Australian market, we do continue to work closely with Stellantis to explore and evaluate the potential introduction of new models to Australia,” said the spokesperson.

In Australia, Citroen currently offers C3 and C5 Aircross SUVs, as well as the C4 coupe SUV. Up until May 2022, the French automaker has sold a total of 158 cars according to VFACTS registration data.

Under the bonnet, the Citroen C4 is available globally with three 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines in various tunes, as well as a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.

Just like the e-C4, which remains under evaluation for Australia, the e-C4 X nixes a combustion engine for a front-mounted electric motor with 100kW of power and 260Nm of torque and a 50kWh lithium-ion battery.

Citroen claims the e-C4 X has a range of up to 360km according to WLTP testing and can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 9.5 seconds in sport mode.

Citroen hasn’t quoted a maximum charge speed, but says at a 100kW DC fast-charger the e-C4 X can charge at a rate of around 10km/minute, with an 80 per cent charge taking 30 minutes.

Using a 7.4kW wall box on the other hand takes 7.5 hours to charge with single-phase power, or five hours with three-phase power and the optional 11kW on-board charger.

The Citroen C4 X is based on the same CMP platform as the C4 coupe SUV and measures in at 4600mm long, 1800mm wide, with a 2600mm wheelbase.

For context, the Citroen C4 is 240mm shorter than the C4 X and the C5 X is 200mm longer.

Citroen claims the C4 X has a drag coefficient of 0.29 which is largely thanks to the fastback design with its raked roofline.

For context, the all-electric Skoda Enyaq iV Coupe has a drag coefficient of 0.234 while the slippery Mercedes-Benz EQS is just 0.20.

With the rear seats upright, the Citroen C4 X has a boot capacity of 501L.

On the design front, the Citroen C4 X has a sleek fastback silhouette with C4-like styling from the front doors forward.

Down back down, however, there’s a sedan-like notchback tail with a passing resemblance to the old C5 sedan, if without the concave rear window.

There are also new LED tail lights that are placed on either side of the boot which are there to compliment the headlights and amplify the “silhouette’s dynamism”.

On the roof there’s a panoramic glass sunroof that can open electrically.

Inside the Citroen C4 X is the latest My Citroen Drive Plus infotainment system, which was recently introduced on the C5 X.

The infotainment system uses a 10-inch touchscreen system that can be personalised with a number of widgets, as well as interacted with a personal assistant that can be triggered with the phrase ‘Hello Citroen’.

The Citroen C4 X has up to four USB sockets – two in the lower centre console and two in the rear of the centre console. In both the front and rear there’s one USB-A and one USB-C socket.

Other interior features include a head-up display, LED ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, heated windscreen, heated steering wheel, a plethora of storage compartments, and a front-passenger tablet holder.

The coupe SUV features Citroen’s “Advanced Comfort Seats” which are said to have a special foam that make passengers “feel like they are sitting in a snug armchair”.

The front seat backrests have reinforced support, lumbar and height adjustment, and for the driver’s seat, there’s the availability of electric adjustment.

The rear seats can be heated, and the front seats can be heated and offer a massage function is specified.

In addition to the comfy seats, the Citroen C4 X has a “Progressive Hydraulic Cushions” suspension system that works in conjunction with the shock absorber and spring.

The suspension works in two stages depending on the stresses applied, with the hydraulic stop absorbing and dissipating the energy.

On the safety front, the Citroen C4 X comes standard with the following safety features:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop & go
  • Highway Driver Assist
  • Surround view camera

Other safety features like blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, driver fatigue monitoring, matrix LED headlights and traffic sign recognition are available as optional extras.

Citroen says production of the C4 X will start from the northern hemisphere autumn (September to December 2022) at the Stellantis Villaverde plant in Madrid, Spain.

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