Citroen C4 X is 50% crossover, 50% sedan, and 100% weird

Citroën is just not done spreading eccentricity across its lineup. Following releasing a phase-defying flagship called C5 X and an entry-degree design named Ami which is lesser than a Sensible ForTwo, the Paris-dependent organization unveiled the mid-variety C4 X that is 50 percent sedan and fifty percent crossover.

We failed to see this one coming: it wasn’t declared, endlessly teased, or even previewed by a idea motor vehicle. It merely landed, and it is really a sight to behold. Stretching about 181 inches extensive, the C4 X shares its CMP system with several other cars and trucks in the Stellantis portfolio, including the Peugeot 208 and the Opel Mokka. The front finish falls in line with Citroën’s present design language and the again stop just isn’t far too significantly from it, but it can be the full bundle which is intriguing here: the C4 X attributes the proportions of a sedan with the floor clearance of a crossover.

Is that a excellent or a undesirable issue? You notify us. Citroën stresses that “numerous clients” have said they want anything like it. Other firms have tried using this notion, which include AMC with the Eagle, but it has never truly caught on. Time will tell if Citroën has cracked the code.

The inside is more common than the exterior. Move inside of and you will come across seats made with a crystal clear emphasis on comfort and ease (“occupants can anticipate to come to feel like they are sitting down in a comfortable armchair,” in accordance to the French organization), a minimalist dashboard style and design, and the My Citroën Travel Plus infotainment system displayed on a 10-inch touchscreen. Designers gave the sedan, assuming which is what you want to classify it as, a typical trunk lid fairly than a hatch but cargo house however checks in at moderately generous 18 cubic ft.

Globally, the palette of readily available engines includes a turbodiesel 4-cylinder tuned to develop 130 horsepower and bolted to an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 1.2-liter turbocharged a few-cylinder gasoline-powered unit presented with 100 or 130 horsepower. The triple can be linked to both a 6-velocity manual or an eight-velocity automatic, and front-wheel-push is the only configuration out there. Citroën will also make an electrical powertrain with 136 horsepower and up to 224 miles of driving vary out there — some countries will only get the EV.

Crafted in Madrid, Spain, the Citroën C4 X will attain showrooms throughout Europe in the tumble of 2022. Pricing has not been declared nonetheless.

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