Citroen’s electric e-C4 has just become more affordable with the introduction of a new entry-level Sense trim level. 

Citroen reintroduced the C4 in 2021 as a quirky new hatchback-cross-SUV, and a key draw to it was the option of an all-electric version. However, changes to the government’s electric car grant in December – which reduced from £2,500 to £1,500, while also being available on cars with a list price of up to £32,000 – down from £35,000. 

This meant the e-C4 suddenly became noticeably more expensive, but Citroen has now responded with a rejigged trim level range to make it more affordable. The main change is the addition of a new entry-level Sense trim, which drops the e-C4’s price down to £28,495 after the grant has been deducted. It still offers plenty of equipment, though, such as 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, keyless start and a 10-inch touchscreen.

 

Next in the range is a new Shine Edition trim, which replaces the Shine. Coming with the same equipment as before – including a head-up display and adaptive cruise control – it’s now more affordable, with a price starting from £30,495 (after grant). At the same time the previous Sense Plus trim model has been discontinued. 

At the top of the range remains the Shine Plus trim level, which features part-leather seats, an upgraded sound system and wireless smartphone charging. This doesn’t qualify for the grant because of its £34,995 starting price.

All Citroen e-C4s use the same 50KWh battery and 134bhp electric motor, allowing for a claimed range of up to 217 miles. Changes to the model’s range are effective from today.