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Citroen e-C4 X Review

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

I recently had the pleasure of test-driving the Citroen e-C4 X and was thoroughly impressed, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

The car is sleek, stylish, and modern, with a relatively roomy interior that’s perfect for families or anyone who values comfort.

It may look like a big hatchback, but Citroen’s e-C4 X is a large saloon car, although it’s styled as a coupe and branded as a fastback.

If that’s confusing, it’s not as baffling as the C4 range itself, which has given us many different cars over the years, often with three variants on the go simultaneously.

That theme continues with the new e-C4 X – Citroen’s first exclusively all-electric car – an enlarged version of the standard C4.

Like most Citroens, the design language is delightfully controversial, with a lot of detailing at the front – made up of lightbars and low-slung headlights.

There is plenty of shapely cladding around the French car’s outer extremities, too, especially around the sides. The rear is a more modest affair, although off-shoots from the taillights add some sense of Citroen’s trademark eccentricity.

On the road, the e-C4 X pulls away well, thanks to a burst of torque from the electric motor.

It is nice to sit in, too, as the interior is arguably the best that Citroen has ever produced. Indeed, the French automaker has hit the nail squarely on the head with this car, which is well-built and well-designed.

There are plenty of plush materials and, although there’s some plastic, the layout, colour scheme, silver garnish on the air vents and the steering wheel, plus the piano black around the touchscreen, add up to make a good impression.

The front and rear seats are superbly comfy, and there’s plenty of space up front. But in the back, I was disappointed that the e-C4 X suffers from a slight shortage of legroom.

It is a shame, especially as the car is longer than the standard C4. But all that extra length has gone towards increasing the boot capacity, which now stands at a whopping 510 litres.

The electric motor powering the e-C4 X is fed by a 50kW battery with a claimed range of 222 miles. Charging is at a maximum rate of 100kW, meaning a 10-80% charge takes under 30 minutes, and a home wall box will achieve a 0-100% top-up in seven-and-a-half hours.

Meanwhile, the infotainment system is a walk in the park to use and features connectivity, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Citroen also features a range of safety features, for example, lane departure warning tech, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.

Overall, the Citroen e-C4 X is a fantastic car worth considering if you’re looking for a new electric vehicle for the family.

It is stylish, comfortable, and eco-friendly, making it an excellent choice for anyone who values form and function.

If you’re looking for a car that combines cutting-edge technology with exceptional design, the Citroen e-C4 X is worth checking out.

Fast Facts – Citroen e-C4 X [Shine 100kW (50kW Battery)] as tested:

  • Max speed: 93 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 10.0 secs
  • Range: 222 miles
  • Powertrain layout: Single electric motor with front-wheel drive
  • Max. power (PS): 136
  • CO2: 0g/km
  • Price: £34,495

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