A new Citroen C4 sedan has been revealed in China by the French car maker and its local partner Dongfeng.
Citroen says that in China the new C4 sedan will replace the C-Quatre, which is based on the previous generation C4 hatchback. The new sedan will be available with a 97kW turbocharged 1.3-litre three-cylinder engine.
Standard features will apparently include a touchscreen infotainment system. Options stretch to keyless entry, push button start, and a blind spot monitoring system.
In the world’s most populous nation, the new C4 sedan will sit between the C-Elysee (a marginally restyled Peugeot 301) and the C4L, which as its name suggests, has a longer wheelbase.
Compared to the C4L, the C4 sedan features different styling with a more conservative front-end look, unique body panels, an extra window aft of the rear doors, and redesigned hindquarters. It’s also around 70mm shorter overall, measuring 4.55m long compared to the C4L’s 4.62m.
The new C4 sedan will make its public debut at the Chengdu motor show, which has just kicked off in the inland city. The C4 sedan is scheduled to go on sale in China at the tail end of 2015.
According to Citroen, the new C4 sedan has been “specially developed for the Chinese market”. Like some models recently revealed by Citroen for China, such as the C3-WR and DS 6WR, it could remain a China exclusive.
It’s possible that, in time, like the C4L, the new C4 sedan will be made and sold in other regions, such as South America.