Citroen C4 interior

While the first-generation C4 had a funky interior with digital readouts and a steering wheel with a static centre hub, the new car’s cabin is altogether more conservative.

Style

Dull it may be, but the cabin does have a few storage spaces in the front

The design of the dashboard might not be as appealing as the old C4 – it had a digital speedo sprouting from its top – but the C4’s interior is still a pleasant enough place to spend time in and there are some nods to the firm’s quirky heritage such as the instrument binnacle that lights up in a variety of colours and the mixture of analogue and digital dials. It can’t match a Golf’s logical layout, though.

The Golf is also the clear winner when it comes to build quality, where the VW displays a level of fit, finish and material quality that the C4 can only dream of – even if the Citroen is vastly improved next to its ancestors.

Given how ground-breaking other Citroens have been - and continue to be - it's a real disappointment to see the company come up with a cabin that is so instantly forgettable

Mat Watson
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Infotainment

Dull it may be, but the cabin does have a few storage spaces in the front

The £460 infotainment system only comes standard on top-of-the-range models and includes live traffic information, European mapping and a Bluetooth phone connection. Top of the range models are the only ones to be offered with MirrorScreen – to replicate the display of your smartphone – but you’ll have to pay another £590 to get this kit fitted.

No matter which system you choose, the Citroen’s infotainment screen doesn’t replace as many conventional buttons as it would in a Golf, making the dashboard design seem a little messier as a result.

 

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