New Citroen C4: see why this is the coolest family car on sale

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This is the all-new Citroen C4: a breath of fresh air in a conservative family car class. Quirky, original-looking cars are Citroen's pain et beurre, and the C4 certainly delivers on that front. But what else does it have in store to set it apart from the rest of the sea of rivals, including the Ford Focus and the new Volkswagen Golf? We reveal all...
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  • opteryx opteryx
    opteryx opteryx5 days ago

    no hydropneumatic, no flat and futuristic design = not a citroen.

  • Gordon Jamieson
    Gordon Jamieson2 months ago

    Still same same like all the other new stuff really nothing exciting about it older models from years ago looked much more family car . Now like little squashed nothing decent

  • The Truth
    The Truth2 months ago

    A competitor for the Nissan Joke and much better overall. On my shortlist for 2021!

  • martin. karpf
    martin. karpf2 months ago

    too many lines in all directions - I think Citroen wants to draw lines back to the GS and GSA but those were much prettier especially compared to their time (the seventies). Why the heck cant they just make long floating lines from front to tail??

  • Brian
    Brian2 months ago

    I still wouldn't buy it if it was ice cold. It's a Citroen. Once it's a year or two old your problems will start. Sooner if you are unlucky....

  • Trev C

    Trev C

    2 months ago

    You've never owned one. I can tell.

  • Ивайло Петров
    Ивайло Петров2 months ago

    😂😂😂🤢🤢🤢😂😂😂

  • Neil Burns
    Neil Burns2 months ago

    Cool. I think that Citroen are one of most underrated car manufacturers in Europe. Beautiful looking new C4 I would take one tomorrow if I could.

  • liteand fluffy
    liteand fluffy2 months ago

    Not even allowed to sit in the car?

  • Low Life
    Low Life2 months ago

    Nissan juke

  • william deasy
    william deasy2 months ago

    i am a regular auto express reader but i have come to realise they are clueless see ford focus has a 375 booth but for some reason auto express thinks its 341

  • william deasy

    william deasy

    2 months ago

    @Trev C I say you have more than that over t

  • Trev C

    Trev C

    2 months ago

    @william deasyYes, I have asthma.

  • william deasy

    william deasy

    2 months ago

    @Trev C is there something wrong with you

  • Trev C

    Trev C

    2 months ago

    @william deasy LOL

  • william deasy

    william deasy

    2 months ago

    @Trev C a car boot what else

  • M C
    M C3 months ago

    this car with those comfy seats and suspension and a petron engine is a car that you wont get out of...

  • Car Freaknatic
    Car Freaknatic3 months ago

    Does anyone at Auto Express speak proper English or is just a bunch of guys from Midlands, North or something? It's hard for me to listen to this guy.

  • Nice-oscar
    Nice-oscar3 months ago

    I love my Citroën C4 1.6Hdi. Excellent Fuel Economy 👍. I can easily do more than 800 miles on 1 tank(~£60). Love it

  • geisteswissenschaft
    geisteswissenschaft3 months ago

    To focus on comfort is clever concerning speed regulations...

  • sven svenson
    sven svenson3 months ago

    Support British workers, consider Nissan, Toyota or Vauxhall.

  • the cure
    the cure3 months ago

    Ugly car

  • Megapangolin
    Megapangolin3 months ago

    Great presentation, clear, concise, informative interesting and well delivered. So much more real than Mats videos which seem to be mainly about him. Good old Citroen, going their own way, designing something interesting, and concentrating on comfort. I mean who gets any chance to drive a family car fast round corners these days? Just sit in the traffic jam and be comfortable. Love the quartic steering wheel.

  • Tommy Olsen
    Tommy Olsen3 months ago

    🤮

  • Asa Carter
    Asa Carter3 months ago

    Why buy a French car?

  • PJ

    PJ

    2 months ago

    Asa Carter You didn’t say anything,, you asked a question I answered it!

  • Asa Carter

    Asa Carter

    2 months ago

    @PJ Who said anything about being boring?

  • PJ

    PJ

    2 months ago

    Answer.. french cars aren’t boring!

  • Pedro Conejo

    Pedro Conejo

    3 months ago

    Why not?

  • Stephen G
    Stephen G3 months ago

    C-hr alike at the back

  • Peter JOHNS
    Peter JOHNS3 months ago

    But it is so pig ugly! The genes are more Ami6 than DS! Couldn’t they have crammed more design gimmicks and visual clutter onto it??

  • Lee
    Lee3 months ago

    Oh dear, what a mess.

  • Jeremy Lister
    Jeremy Lister3 months ago

    Phew! Citroen finally ditch touchscreen heating controls! Yay!! This car looks good. Design issues for me are no manual handbrake (feel, confidence, fun), spoiler across rear window and just a 50kwh battery. This is disappointing considering the competition. 65kwh should really be a minimum. Hopefully this will get a bigger battery soon. That apart, looks like a winner. Tentatively, well done Citroen (never thought I'd say that) ! Await full review of UK model, and... Prices!

  • Harsh Nimesh
    Harsh Nimesh3 months ago

    We need this in india this will sell like a hot cake the diesel version

  • Tim Verbist
    Tim Verbist3 months ago

    Audio quality is really crappy. Also this is more a paid commercial promo as to a non biased review / update.

  • Auto Express

    Auto Express

    3 months ago

    Thanks for the feedback 👍

  • Tim Verbist

    Tim Verbist

    3 months ago

    Auto Express when the presenter is shown the audio from his mic is clearly way more silent as to the overlay audio when he talks over the shots.

  • Auto Express

    Auto Express

    3 months ago

    Hi Tim, which part of the audio sounded bad to you - the voiceover/parts where I'm on camera/both? Alex

  • 4Figgis
    4Figgis3 months ago

    People bought the Nissan Juke and this looks way better.

  • G T
    G T3 months ago

    Looks like a whacky car from the 90s with modern finishes and tech.

  • dr.nefario
    dr.nefario3 months ago

    I love french cars. I think it looks way too busy in the front and back. I hope it sells though. Not gonna age well though.

  • Robert Remijnse
    Robert Remijnse3 months ago

    As I read the comments the new C4 is allready very polarising, and that is a good thing. Citroëns must be polarizing with a avant-garde design and stand out from the competition. IMHO mission accomplished Citroën. Vive Citroën, Vive la France.

  • Rick M
    Rick M3 months ago

    The oddly shaped Toyota C-HR found 400.000 buyers in Europein 3,5 years. This C4 looks better, is roomier, and Citroen is the sisterbrand of Peugeot, the UK's MOST reliable brand (according to the pro's at JD Power). Bring it on!

  • olsztynPrague

    olsztynPrague

    2 months ago

    Im not a fan ov CHR but that design looks hitech and make sense to me. This looks cheap and overdesigned from my opinion

  • t5jerry
    t5jerry3 months ago

    you open the door and................................................................AN OCEAN of boring grey plastic, typical citroen, plastic that`s NOT fantastic, move on ...................................................................

  • Kristiāns Ozoliņš
    Kristiāns Ozoliņš3 months ago

    What about peugeot? They look cool too.

  • BenPBL
    BenPBL3 months ago

    Looks weird... And not in a good way.

  • switchfish24
    switchfish243 months ago

    Looks like a mess to me. I love Citroen but I think they over-designed it this time.

  • martin. karpf

    martin. karpf

    2 months ago

    @fluide fluide You are so right! Look at the CX, the XM, the GS and even the BX. They were like painkillers for your eye migraine

  • fluide fluide

    fluide fluide

    3 months ago

    Indeed. Why are Citroen's present breed of stylists Citroen's worst enemies ? The best looking Cits of the past were those with a simplicity of design, with line that flowed, ...these lines on this may have flowed once but this looks like it's hit a brick wall, and what's with the orangey-red bits of tat trim ? If you park at the local recycling centre people will try putting old rags in them. It's dated already. What next ? A special "Bauble Edition " ? Why does it have to look like a skip ? When will Honda ask for their back end returned ? Does he sell ice-cream in the car park ?

  • Jason Weikert
    Jason Weikert3 months ago

    Ulgy

  • Per Eldh
    Per Eldh3 months ago

    Dull & Boring

  • Global Nomad
    Global Nomad3 months ago

    have rented a cactus a few times on holiday and really enjoyed the ride, comfort and design though disappointed by the controls...this at least seems to have kept the good bits and remedied the bad..

  • belikedaniel
    belikedaniel3 months ago

    I'm sorry, no "family car" worth the name got a 380l boot...

  • Jack

    Jack

    3 months ago

    @belikedaniel I think the correct term is vertically challenged .

  • belikedaniel

    belikedaniel

    3 months ago

    Jack a family of midgets

  • Jack

    Jack

    3 months ago

    @belikedaniel but they are considered family cars. Perhaps to small for you but that doesn't make them "no family car".

  • belikedaniel

    belikedaniel

    3 months ago

    Jack im sure they sell well, but as a man with a family its just too small for me to consider a ”family car”

  • Jack

    Jack

    3 months ago

    It's the same as Golf and Focus two of the very best selling family cars

  • abdelhakim Bek
    abdelhakim Bek3 months ago

    There's boring looking cars,and there's a TOO MUCH looking car, this is tooooooooo much,from the inside to the outside, instead of being minimalist with some extras to be different,they totally made headlights bigger than side windows..

  • Arjan Singh

    Arjan Singh

    3 months ago

    Too much from the inside? It’s been toned down from the previous gen.. looks better now.

  • Jamie P
    Jamie P3 months ago

    Meh at best......next

  • Liam Siviter
    Liam Siviter3 months ago

    Citroen's are supposed to be funky and cool. I prefer the look of the previous model, but I get that people weren't buying them in the numbers needed.

  • mark dance
    mark dance3 months ago

    All french cars look great when new then in years 2&3 they degrade like wet toilet paper .

  • Fun Gecko
    Fun Gecko3 months ago

    Probably the most comfortable car by far in the class.

  • Kerem Arman
    Kerem Arman3 months ago

    Climate control buttons.. Hoorah !! This was the most annoying thing in the recent PSA cars, I’m glad that they realised it.

  • Irishgamer01
    Irishgamer013 months ago

    Thats a lot of Plastic.........

  • Ауто камере Србија / Dash cams Serbia

    Ауто камере Србија / Dash cams Serbia

    3 months ago

    @Irishgamer01 I am not sure to whom, neither the time period, you referring to.

  • Irishgamer01

    Irishgamer01

    3 months ago

    @Ауто камере Србија / Dash cams Serbia guess u guys are used to driving lada cars, back in the day.

  • Ауто камере Србија / Dash cams Serbia

    Ауто камере Србија / Dash cams Serbia

    3 months ago

    Hmm. You want brushed aluminium and wood in a C-segment car? It is not even DS4...

  • David Carruthers
    David Carruthers3 months ago

    The fastest thing about this car will be the horrific depreciation. Nothing changes.

  • Sammy Sam Sam
    Sammy Sam Sam3 months ago

    Looks like it's ready to fall apart. 😊

  • PJ

    PJ

    2 months ago

    Are you speaking from experience?

  • Kristiāns Ozoliņš

    Kristiāns Ozoliņš

    3 months ago

    Why?

  • a.x
    a.x3 months ago

    I think you misspelled ugliest

  • kingphiltheill
    kingphiltheill3 months ago

    The driver's display is a joke, right? Who places his IPhone 5 there instead of a screen?

  • kingphiltheill

    kingphiltheill

    2 months ago

    @Trev C why does it need to exist in the first place? If it only displays the speed it could be a head on display instead or it could be integrated into the center displays like tesla does. It it displays more information than just speed, the items are going to be too tiny for a lot of people over 40.

  • Trev C

    Trev C

    2 months ago

    @kingphiltheill Why does it need to be bigger?

  • kingphiltheill

    kingphiltheill

    2 months ago

    @Trev C how is this 5 inch display related to my eyesight? The Golf has about 10 inch digital display, which is reasonable. Renault did a lot of half digital and half analog dials, lassic tachometer and rev counter are usually about 12 to 15 inch in diagonal.

  • Trev C

    Trev C

    2 months ago

    If your eyesight is poor you shouldn't be driving.

  • Oliver Stemp

    Oliver Stemp

    3 months ago

    I thought it looked tiny

  • Ian Polo
    Ian Polo3 months ago

    Citroen used to be quirky but yet unique and beautiful. But this is like current trend of overdesign with lines and shapes just for the sake of standing out.

  • dufonrafal

    dufonrafal

    21 day ago

    Honestly, if they have a comfortable suspension, I do t’y care.

  • Arjan Singh

    Arjan Singh

    3 months ago

    The excessive plastic on the lower body too.. just makes it look cheap.

  • andrei pop
    andrei pop3 months ago

    It's over designed. Sometimes they need to stop and look at the car, then decide if they need to do more.

  • Peace Channel
    Peace Channel3 months ago

    it‘s very very very very very very ugly

  • D C
    D C3 months ago

    If it has a soft comfortable ride is quiet and has good seats I'll give it a go, bump absorption seems to be a thing of the past for most manufacturers.

  • dufonrafal

    dufonrafal

    21 day ago

    Yes, just yes.

  • Sherukka
    Sherukka3 months ago

    The exterior is fabulous! A little sad about the fact they didn’t invent something new in the cabin though...

  • Oliver Stemp

    Oliver Stemp

    3 months ago

    It has an iPad holder on the passenger side

  • Mark Jones
    Mark Jones3 months ago

    Different doesn’t necessarily mean good.

  • AIBETTSYIA75
    AIBETTSYIA753 months ago

    I love it! Fingers crossed it's nearer to 25k than 30k!

  • Carpe diem
    Carpe diem3 months ago

    Is this the new Multipla?

  • Paul Groves
    Paul Groves3 months ago

    Unsubscribe.

  • insouciantnt
    insouciantnt3 months ago

    Different doesn't mean better. This looks like the asked multiple designers to come up with something, and then tried to integrate everything into one 🤣

  • insrt name here
    insrt name here3 months ago

    ugly af

  • J L
    J L3 months ago

    In 2020 coolest means ugliest

  • Live-Torsion-Paradox
    Live-Torsion-Paradox3 months ago

    The design doesn't cohere. Proportions are good but the light details are a hot mess of overwrought faff - quite a few flies in the ointment here. May-be it will look better in real life. It will need to.

  • g00dfeeling
    g00dfeeling3 months ago

    Superb car but thank God not Škoda

  • boy638
    boy6383 months ago

    What's their reason for not letting you sit in it? Pre-production vehicle or not. Sounds ridiculous to me.

  • fluide fluide

    fluide fluide

    3 months ago

    The Plague.

  • boy638

    boy638

    3 months ago

    @Auto Express Interesting, one would think masks would suffice. Better safe than sorry I guess.

  • Auto Express

    Auto Express

    3 months ago

    Because Covid. With numerous journalists/photographers invited to look at it over the course of a couple of days, Citroen made a completely reasonable request for us to not get inside and breathe/sneeze all over it.

  • Sean Tufnell
    Sean Tufnell3 months ago

    Looks like that Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX thing at the back. Ugly.

  • boy638
    boy6383 months ago

    Whether you like it or not, I applaud the French car makers going bold on their designs.

  • Jose Claudio Santos

    Jose Claudio Santos

    2 months ago

    Pp

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