Our Rating



  • Good value

  • Very comfortable

  • Lots of standard equipment


  • Saloon bodystyle won’t be practical for everyone

  • Some may find the styling a bit awkward

  • Infotainment has a few glitches


Citroen is rapidly growing its line-up of models, and its only models now not available as either a hybrid or EV in the UK are the C3 and C3 Aircross. The firm is finding a lot of success with its new C4, too.

Introduced in 2021, this stylish hatchback offers trendy SUV-like styling and also the option of an electric version. Citroen is now growing its line-up with a new addition – the C4 X. Essentially a saloon version of the regular car, it retains the rugged look, but grows 25cm in length to equate to a sleeker look. 

Produced out of the same factory as the C4 in Madrid, in the UK it will only be sold as the electric e-C4 X, becoming the firm’s first car to be introduced as a pure-EV. But where does it sit in Citroen’s line-up, and is it worth considering over the standard hatch? Let’s get behind the wheel and see.

Citroen e-C4 X


The e-C4 X unsurprisingly features the same powertrain as the electric C4, and pairs together a 50kWh battery with a motor producing 134bhp and 260Nm of torque. Drive is delivered to the front wheels, too. 

Accelerating from 0-60mph takes 9.8 seconds, with the e-C4 X topping out at 93mph. As for range, Citroen claims 222 miles from a full charge, which is slightly more than you get from the hatchback, owing to the saloon’s sleeker shape. Plugged into a 100kW rapid charger, the battery can also be charged to 80 per cent in around half an hour. 

Citroen e-C4 X

Ride and handling

Citroen has established itself as a brand that prioritises comfort above all else, and the e-C4 X is no exception. The ride quality is excellent, with comfortable suspension and a supple suspension setup ideal for the UK’s rougher roads. It’s great for around town, where you don’t need to come to an almost-stop when going over a speed bump, too. 

It’s one of the more leisurely EVs to drive, not having the initial surge to it that other electric cars do when you put your foot down, though it’s got plenty of pace in day-to-day driving. It’s quiet on the move, too. It’s not the most engaging electric car in its class, however, with the light steering and soft suspension meaning this won’t be bought for driving enjoyment.

Citroen e-C4 X


Up front, the interior of the e-C4 X essentially mirrors that of the regular hatchback, albeit the ‘X’ is equipped with Citroen’s new infotainment system, which is slicker and easier to use than the previous system. 

The quality is decent throughout, while textured plastics and upholstery help to inject extra flair into the cabin. It’s not the most premium-feeling model around, though the same could be said for plenty of rivals, such as the Kia Niro EV and Volkswagen ID.3. 

As for space, the increased dimensions equate to more room for passengers, with rear legroom in particular improved. Smaller adults might find themselves scraping their heads on the roof lining, though. The 510-litre boot is noticeably bigger than the e-C4 hatch’s on paper, though it’s not the most practical shape, and won’t be of any use for pet owners, for example. 

Citroen e-C4 X


The trim structure mirrors that of the regular C4, with three models on offer – Sense, Shine and Shine Plus. 

Standard equipment is generous from the offset, including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a digital driver’s display and a 10-inch touchscreen. The Shine model would be our pick, though, as this brings a head-up display, adaptive cruise control and a reversing camera. The top-spec Shine Plus then brings heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, along with additional driver assistance technology. 

Citroen e-C4 X


Citroen had originally planned to make the e-C4 X around £1,000 more expensive than the e-C4, but its price has now been cut to be exactly the same as the hatchback, regardless of which trim level you choose. 

Prices start from £31,995 for the Sense, and rise to £31,995 for the Shine Plus, which makes it rather good value for money.

Citroen e-C4 X


The e-C4 X is a welcome addition to the EV segment, and arrives as the only real affordable electric saloon on the market. 

Though the bodystyle won’t suit everybody, if you want a practical, comfortable electric car that’s a bit different to everything else on the market, and at an attractive price, then it’s most certainly worth considering.