The Citroën eC4 is the fully electric version of the French firm’s new compact, crossover SUV, the C4.
With slightly sportier styling and a raised – but not overly high – ride height the eC4 stands out from Citroën’s Aircross SUV models.
The standard, petrol-powered C4 starts at £23,005 but, for the fully electric car, the price starts at a loftier £33,395 (before the government grant discount). We drove the top-of-the-line Shine Plus model, which bumps the asking price to £35,545 (before the government grant discount).
It means the eC4 is similarly priced to the all-electric Kia eNiro and Hyundai Kona – all three of which are compact SUVs, giving consumers a greater choice at this more affordable price point.
Citroën eC4 design
As we’ve mentioned already, Citroën has styled the eC4 in a sportier way, with a slightly more aggressive stance, sweeping roofline and angular bodywork with slender headlights peering out from beneath the hood.
The new C4 series stands out from the rest of the Citroën range, and its design could attract new demographics to the brand who may not be sold on the more-boxy options across its other vehicles.
Move inside and you’ll find a spacious cabin with pleasingly comfortable seats featuring heating functions, plus our eC4 model came with a heated steering wheel – which is always a nice extra on those cold mornings.
There’s a decent amount of storage too, with a storage compartment – for your phone, keys, wallet and associated pocket items – at the base of the center console, sitting below a wireless phone charging platform.
You also get dual cup holders which can be covered to hide anything valuable you may choose to leave there, plus there’s more storage under the armrest between the two front seats.
The rear seats are accommodating too, with a suitable amount of leg and head room. A central armrest folds down from the back of the middle seat and has two cup holders in it, plus behind this is a hatch providing access to the boot.
The door pockets aren’t the biggest we’ve seen, but there are magazine pockets on the rear of the front seats allowing passengers to stow reading material and devices.