These images, published on Facebook page ‘Ferd’, offer a first clear look at Citroen’s new small sedan ahead of a market debut expected to focus entirely on the Chinese market.
As expected, the new model boasts a decidedly more practical design than those earlier sketches, with a taller glasshouse and proper small-sedan proportions marking the standout differences.
Although designed specifically for sedan-mad China, the C-Quatre could also represent a first look at the next-generation C4 understood to be heading for Europe late next year.
A sedan body is not expected to feature in the new C4 range, but hold your hand over the C-Quatre’s rear and it’s no great stretch to imagine this as Citroen’s new volume-selling hatch.
Likewise, the new sedan’s tail lamps hint at a comfortable companion for the new Picasso models already offered in Australia, while the interior spied in these shots looks up-to-standard for a local debut.
The C-Quatre and our next C4 are both expected to be built on the Common Module Platform developed together by PSA Peugeot Citroen and Chinese partner Dongfeng, although models destined for western markets may feature different components to satisfy local requirements.
Watch for the C-Quatre to make its official debut in the weeks ahead, and the new C4 to appear over the coming year.