The Citroen C4 Aircross has a breath of fresh air in the segment and combines style and efficiency. The highly distinctive outline is enhanced by its strong horizontal front, a trim-format bonnet that is visible from the driver’s seat, wide wheel arches and short overhangs that produce an impression of toughness and strength.
The C4 Aircross fulfils Citroen’s commitments to environmental protection with the HDi 110 engine, minimising running costs to benefit drivers and reducing emissions.
It has the stop and start system that allows the engine to stop while on traffic and start automatically the moment the accelerator is touched.
Safety is a top priority to Citroen. The C4 Aircross has seven airbags, and ISOFIX attachment points for compatible child seats. The anti-skid ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and emergency brake assist (EBA) are standard.
The Citroen C4 looks simple, stylish and dynamic.The mounted steering wheel controls are very simple and easy to find.
It has a number of family-friendly features including a chilled glovebox, 12V power point, USB port and auxiliary audio jack, voice activated Bluetooth compatibility and cup holders abound.
At 384 litres, there is enough luggage capacity and the split rear seat backrest has two rake positions – it fold flat to increase utility volume.
The front end of the C4 Aircross features aerodynamic vents fitted with LED lights. The extra-wide wheel arches and reduced overhang enhance the impression of robustness.
The shape of the large 18-inch wheels and rear lights lights have been improved for optimal air flow and reduced CO2 emissions.
On the road
The C4 Aircross feels very safe on the road. The ride is comfortable and handles well on the corners. The six-speed diesel option provides a good fuel economy with its stop and start system.
It is a high-riding compact crossover with 200mm ground clearance that is remarkably practical and can cope well with off-road conditions.
- Power: 84kW @ 3600rpm
- Torque: 270Nm at 1750
- 0-100 km/h: 10.5 seconds
- Top speed: 182km/h
- Fuel consumption: 4.6/100km
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Fuel tank capacity: 63L
- Price: R316 900 (incl. VAT)
- Other prices:
- 2.0i 2wD Attraction: R305 900.00 (incl. VAT)
- 2.0i 2wD Seduction:R330 900.00 (incl. VAT)
- 2.0i 2wD Seduction Auto:R345 900.00 (incl. VAT)
- 2.0i 4wD Exclusive Auto:R405 900.00 (incl. VAT)
What we like about the car:
- Great ground clearance
- Good luggage capacity
- Good off-road capability
- Great fuel efficiency
- It feels safe
- Comfortable seats
- The interior looks great
- Reasonable interior space
What we don’t like about the car:
- Low take-off speed
The Citroen C4 Aircross is designed for those who are looking for style, efficiency, driving pleasure, off-road capability and safety at the same time.
Its friendly features combined with a variety of seating and cargo combinations make it a perfect family car.
Well done Citroen on this one!
Five-wheel rating: 4.5/5