Ex-Top Gear Co-Host Calls The Citroen e-C4 “The Rolls-Royce Of Hatchbacks”


The new generation Citroen C4, which looks more like a crossover than a conventional C-segment hatchback, boasts a youthful design with tiny LEDs, big headlamps and a small grille up front, a sloping roofline and wide fenders.

Also, since electric vehicles are on the rise, it offers such a variant too, alongside the petrol and diesel versions. And it’s the e-C4, as it is named, that was put to the test by Rory Reid, who made some very bold claims by comparing its super light steering and comfy suspension to a Rolls-Royce.

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The ex-Top Gear co-host went as far as calling it “the Rolls-Royce of hatchbacks”. Sounds like he was impressed by the comfort, then, but what about the rest of the car? The answer lies in the following video, but before that, let’s take a look at its specs.

The e-C4 uses a 50 kWh battery pack mounted low in the body. It powers a 136 HP and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque electric motor that enables it to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.7 seconds and reach a 150 km/h (93 mph) top speed.

Officially, the battery, which takes around 7.5 hours to be charged at a wall box, or 30 minutes from 0 to 80 percent at a 100 kW fast charger, gives it a 350-km (217-mile) range on the WLTP test cycle. However, as it turns out, you will have to struggle a lot to get close to 320 km (200 miles); Reid did around 240 km (150 miles) driving it like a normal car.

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