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2024 Citroen e-C4 X Review Singapore



The 2024 Citroen e-C4 X is Citroen's latest all electric offering and is equipped with a 54kWh battery pack, providing up to 436km of range on a single charge. Powering the car is a single electric motor in a front wheel drive configuration that is good for 134bhp and 270Nm of torque, allowing the e-C4 X to sit within Category A COE. Inside the car, a 10 inch touchscreen infotainment unit and digital driver's display are equipped as standard.


Unique Appearance & Format



To get the ball rolling, let's just say that the design of the e-C4 X can be polarising - you either love it or hate it. While that may sound like a bad thing, in a world where car design has started to feel quite homogenous across brands, being unique is a good thing - if not a little undervalued these days. Either way, it's hard to deny that the e-C4 X has had some proper design thought put into it, and can hardly be described as utilitarian. For that reason, I'm inclined to say that the e-C4 X leans towards the attractive spectrum of things. The design may not be for some, but it's hard to say it's ugly - and that's the truth.



Despite being the same height as the earlier released e-C4, which Citroen labels an SUV, the e-C4 X is listed as sedan. We're not entirely sure why this is the case, but the e-C4 X sits at a height that is not quite sedan nor SUV, providing yet another point of discussion surrounding the uniqueness of the car. Whatever you wish to call the e-C4 X, we are seeing more on and more cars straddle this space between a sedan and an SUV, providing consumers with the sporty and rugged appeal of an SUV, combined with the perceived road manners of a sedan. It's not my cup of tea, but with more and more brands taking on this crossover space, it would appear to be more popular than I had originally imagined.


Best in Class Comfort



If there is one thing that the Citroen brand has always been known for, it would have to be its comfort and ride quality. While the newer cars in today's lineup no longer feature the legendary air suspension setups of old, the e-C4 X does an impeccable job when it comes to comfort. In fact, I don't think we've tested anything more comfortable in this price bracket, making it a strong contender if you're someone who prioritises comfort above all else. Over harsher speed bumps and irregular surfaces, the e-C4 X is surprisingly well sorted, and while it doesn't waft over these bumps in the same way that anything with air suspension does, you can't help but feel pleasantly surprised - in the way where you feel that the e-C4 X punches above its weight.



Up on the roads and at higher speeds, the e-C4 X is also relatively well sorted and despite its fairly lightweight stature, feels planted and secure when cruising on the expressway. Steering inputs are adequately direct, and handling is more than competent. Overall, this is a car that proves to be easy to drive, and provides high levels of comfort in a wide variety of driving situations.


Well Specified for Singapore



Balancing specifications and cost can be a tricky equation for brands and dealers in Singapore, and while the Citroen brand isn't the first brand you think of when shopping for a car, the e-C4 X is actually very well specified for the Singapore market, balancing features in the right places against keeping costs low for the consumer.



Aside from its well sorted suspension setup, the e-C4 X is also quite efficient in its energy usage, providing up to 436km of range on a single charge, based on an extremely conservative 54kWh battery pack - which means that the e-C4 X will take just about an hour to fully charge, even on a 50kWh charger. This will no doubt be appealing to consumers who want to get their feet wet in the world of EVs, and perhaps still haven't completely wrapped their head around charging times vs the time it takes at a petrol pump.


Who will it Appeal to?



The e-C4 X is a good sized vehicle with an entry level price tag that will surely appeal to those are looking to get into the EV game without putting too much skin into the game - especially if it's their first EV. A decent price point coupled with European styling should also appeal to those who perhaps wish to stand out from the crowd a little more.

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