Citroen has been making waves in the electric car market with its e-C4 hatchback, which offers a stylish design, a comfortable ride, and a generous range of up to 217 miles on a single charge. But what if you want something more spacious, more versatile, and more adventurous? Enter the e-C4 X, the brand's first electric crossover that takes everything you love about the e-C4 and adds more power, more space, and more range.
The Citroen e-C4 X is powered by a 100-kW (134-hp) electric motor that delivers 192 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. That's 10 kW (13 hp) and 15 lb-ft more than the e-C4, which means you can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 9.0 seconds, compared to 9.7 seconds for the hatchback. The top speed is also higher, at 99 mph versus 93 mph.
The Citroen e-C4 X also comes with a larger battery pack, with a capacity of 60 kWh compared to 50 kWh for the Citroen e-C4. This allows you to travel up to 261 miles on a single charge, according to the WLTP cycle. That's an impressive improvement of 44 miles over the hatchback, and it puts the e-C4 X ahead of many rivals in its segment.
The e-C4 X is not only more powerful than the e-C4 but also more spacious. It has a longer wheelbase (106.3 inches versus 105.1 inches), a higher ground clearance (6.7 inches versus 6.1 inches), and a larger trunk (17.7 cubic feet versus 15.3 cubic feet). The e-C4 X also has a more upright stance, with a taller roofline and a more pronounced rear spoiler.
The interior of the Citroen e-C4 X is equally roomy and comfortable, with plenty of headroom and legroom for both front and rear passengers. The cabin is also well-equipped with features such as a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless smartphone charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a head-up display, and a panoramic sunroof.
The e-C4 X also benefits from Citroen's Advanced Comfort program, which includes progressive hydraulic cushions for the suspension, advanced comfort seats with memory foam, acoustic laminated windows, and ambient lighting.
The Citroen e-C4 X is not only more spacious than the e-C4 but also more versatile. It has three driving modes: Eco, Normal, and Sport, which let you adjust the power output, throttle response, steering feel, and regenerative braking according to your preferences and driving conditions.
The Citroen e-C4 X also has a smart thermal management system that optimizes the battery temperature and performance in different weather conditions. This helps to preserve the range and extend the battery life.
The e-C4 X can be charged using various methods, from a standard household outlet to a fast-charging station. Using a 100-kW DC charger, you can replenish up to 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes. Using a 32-A wallbox, you can fully charge the battery in about five hours.
More Reasons to Love It
The e-C4 X is not only more powerful, more spacious, and more versatile than the e-C4 but also more attractive. It has a distinctive design that combines elegance and dynamism with sleek lines, LED headlights and taillights, black roof rails, and alloy wheels.
The e-C4 X also has a competitive price tag that starts at $41,500 (converted from €36,900), which includes an eight-year or 100,000-mile warranty for the battery and a five-year or 62,000-mile warranty for the vehicle.
The Citroen e-C4 X is expected to go on sale in Europe in early 2023, joining the Citroen e-C4 hatchback available since late 2020. Both models are part of Citroen's electrification strategy, which aims to offer a fully electric or plug-in hybrid version of every model in its range by 2025.
The e-C4 X will be offered in three trim levels: Sense Plus, Shine, and Shine Plus. The Sense Plus trim comes with standard features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, lane-keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, and blind spot monitoring.
The Shine trim adds features such as front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and start, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and a wireless smartphone charging pad.
The Shine Plus trim tops the range with features such as leather upholstery, an electrically adjustable driver's seat with a massage function, a premium sound system by Focal, a 360-degree parking camera, and a semi-autonomous driving system called Highway Driver Assist.
The e-C4 X will also offer a range of personalization options, such as different roof colors, interior ambiances, and exterior packs.