Citroën e-C4 long-term test: report 8

Citroën has reinvented its family hatchback, turning it into a coupé SUV and introducing an electric version for the first time. We're finding out what it's like to live with...

Citroen e-C4 long term

The car Citroën e-C4 50kWh Shine Plus Run by Allan Muir, managing editor

Why we’re running it To find out whether Citroën has finally got the recipe right with its new family hatchback cum coupé SUV, and to see how well the battery-powered version stacks up against its small electric car rivals 

Needs to Deliver on Citroën's promise of exceptional comfort while being easy to live with and having a long enough range to be viable as an only car

Mileage 3895 List price £34,995 (not including £2500 gov’t grant) Target Price £33,799 Price as tested £35,540 Test range 160 miles 

18 October 2021 – At arm's length 

My Citroën e-C4 comes with a feature that you don’t see in many other cars: a dedicated tablet holder for the front seat passenger.

Citroen e-C4 long term

A sturdy mounting arm pops out of the dashboard when required, and below that is a slide-out tray for stashing your device when it’s not in use. The car comes with a (cheap-feeling) universal mounting frame that you slot your tablet into before attaching it to the mounting arm. 

Citroen e-C4 long term

All credit to Citroën for thoughtfulness, but the benefits of this are lost on me. A lot of effort and money must have gone into creating something that probably won’t get used all that often – not by me, anyway, and not by any of my passengers so far.

Perhaps other C4 and e-C4 owners will prove me wrong and this style of tablet holder will catch on, but in a car that’s big on convenience features, I don't think this counts as one of the more useful ones. 

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