Citroën is aiming to expand its presence in the global market with a couple of new models – we’ve seen the C-Elysée, and the second offering is the C4 L. The sedan is the first production Citroën from the Shanghai style centre, and is positioned at the top of the C segment.

Prestige is the name of the game – qualities to be found on this one include a range-topping finish, an exceptionally relaxing ride and standard-setting onboard comfort, the company enthuses.

Interior features include a lounge-like rear compartment as the result of the long wheelbase, with wraparound seats, backrests inclined to 29° and headrests designed for added comfort being part of the parcel. Innovative technologies include hands-free access and start, touch-screen GPS, reversing camera, fully heated windscreen and air ioniser.

As for mechanicals,the C4 L will be available with three engine choices, these being the THP 150 and 170 as well as a normally-aspirated VTi 135. These can be paired to a new automatic or sequential six-speed gearbox. The C4 L is set to be manufactured in each of the zones where it will be sold, and this is Wuhan, China (by end 2012) and Kaluga, Russia (first half of 2013).