On this day in auto history - November 15th

Sun 15th Nov 2020

It was on this day in 2004 that the award-winning Citroen C4 first hit UK showrooms.

Designed as a successor to the popular Xsara model, the C4 was a compact family car which was technologically advanced for its class, featuring new gimmicks such as a translucent dashboard and directional headlights.

Even though sales were strong across Europe, it was still a surprise to see the C4 named as runner-up to the Toyota Prius in the 2005 European Car of The Year award.

Other awards followed though, including the 2006 World Car Design of The Year, whilst the vehicle was also named Autosport Rally Car of the Year three years in succession between 2008 and 2010.

With total sales closing in three million units, the C4 hatchback was phased out in 2017 to make way for two sub-brands, the DS4, and the C4 Cactus but used models remain in high demand owing to keen pricing.

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