Citroën C4 long-term test: report 4

The Citroën C4 family hatchback was recently reinvented as a coupé SUV. We've already lived with the electric car version, but now we're seeing how the petrol compares...

Citroen C4 front

The car Citroën C4 PureTech 130 S&S Sense Plus Run by Max Edleston, junior photographer

Why it’s here To see if petrol power is just as appealing as electric in Citroën's coupé-styled SUV

Needs to Have enough space for all my photography kit, keep me in touch with the office and be comfortable for long trips

Mileage 11,044 List price £23,010 Target Price £22,061 Price as tested £24,805 Test economy 43.5mpg Official economy 50.3mpg

31 January 2022 – Design details

Car photographers are brought up to strongly dislike dark-coloured cars because they don’t look as good in photos as strong, brightly coloured models. However, in my Citroën C4 with Obsidian Black metallic paint, I think I’ve found an exception.

Most so-called shades of black from other manufacturers seem to take away from a car’s design, at least to my eyes, but I truly think the C4’s striking looks are accentuated by the lack of a bold colour. The dramatic LED headlights remind me of the X-Wing spaceships from Star Wars, while the tail lights perfectly show off the styling, helping it to look like nothing else in its class.

Citroen C4 lights

Things become more conventional lower down the C4, but the optional Anodised Deep Red Colour Pack gives my car that small injection of colour it needs in all the right places. 

Don’t go thinking this adoration for the C4's appearance is just coming from me. I couldn’t believe how many of my friends and family commented on how striking it looks when I popped home recently.

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