Right, let's get to prices, which are the same whether you choose hatch or C4 X saloon and now start from around £19,500, ranging towards £28,500 for the combustion models. The full-electric e-C4 and e-C4 X models start from around £32,000. In the combustion C4 range, there are three trim levels - the usual Citroen ones - 'You!', 'Plus' and 'Max'. Bear in mind that if you want a diesel engine in the combustion line-up (the BlueHDi unit now only comes with an automatic gearbox), you'll need top 'Max' trim. Mid-level 'Plus'-spec is based around the usual 130hp PureTech petrol engine with a choice of manual or automatic transmission.
With the e-C4 models, the trim options are 'You!', 'Max' and 'e-series'. You'll need the priciest 'e-series'-spec (over £37,000) if you want the latest 54kWh 115kW EV drivetrain with its longer range. Otherwise, your e-C4 will come with the older 50kWh 100kW set-up.
To take on key compact similarly-sized EV rivals in the same price bracket, all versions of this C4 need to be well equipped. They are. Nice touches the include LED ambient lighting on the digital instrument panel. Front passengers benefit from access to Citroën's Smart Pad Support, a retractable tablet holder built directly into the dashboard, which enables the front passenger to make the most of time spent on the move. Below this is a Dashboard Tray, a large sliding drawer with a cushioned action. A popular option will be the large electric opening panoramic sunroof.
A 10-inch central infotainment screen comes with all C4s, as does wireless 'phone charging and 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring connectivity. A superb sound system can be specified too, with Arkamys digital sound processing and 8 speakers. A nice optional touch you might well want to consider is a full-HD camera built into the rear view mirror which can take photos or video stored on a 16GB memory card. Safety-wise, there's no fewer than 20 different driver assistance features, including Highway Driving Assist and a 'level 2' semi-autonomous drive system incorporating Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist.