News for 2021 – Medium Sedans – The Peugeot 308 in Force…

Sedans are no longer popular, and that’s what SUV fans are trying to tell us. And yet this year the category is full of novelties with the side of French sedans, the arrival in concession of the Citroën C4, the discovery of the Peugeot 308 and its variant Cross Coupe, and on the side of German sedans, the launch of the Opel Astra and sporty versions of the Volkswagen Golf 8 which remains one of the stars of the sector.
News for 2021 – Medium sedans – The Peugeot 308 in force, Citroën C4 and Opel Astra in ambush.

Citroen C4

News for 2021 – Medium sedans – The Peugeot 308 in force, Citroen C4 and Opel Astra in ambush.
The Citroën C4 arrives in dealerships. Compact sedan, but with the allure of a compact SUV or even a Coupé SUV, the new Citroën C4 scrambles the cards. What is certain is that it is original and that the chevron brand is finally acquiring a compact car capable of competing with the Hyundai i30, Kia Ceed, Opel Astra which are its rivals and outsiders in this category of compact sedans. While the brand’s previous compact sedan, the Citroën C4 Cactus, was only 4.17 m long, the Citroen C4 is 4.36 m, which ranks it among the largest in the category. On board, the dashboard is sleek with, and it’s a shame, a little small instrumentation. The seats are comfortable, there is plenty of storage, the quality of materials is good and the rear roominess is decent, while the trunk volume could have been more generous, at only 380 liters. On the road, comfort predominates, in particular thanks to the hydraulic stops which absorb road irregularities well. Under the hood we have the choice between three petrol units of 100, 130 and 155 hp and two diesels of 110 and 130 hp. Finally, thanks to the use of the PSA CMP platform, the Citroën C4 exists in a 100% electric version called Citroen e-C4 which has a 136 hp electromotor associated with a 50 kWh battery pack allowing it to 350 km of autonomy according to the WLTP cycle. Prices start from € 20,900, € 23,200 for diesel and € 35,600 for electric.

DS 4

Techno and refined interior for the future DS 4 which should exist in sedan version and in an “SUVISED” variant. Nothing to do with the previous opus of DS 4, since the new DS 4 will have a modern technical base, the famous EMP2 platform which will be modified for even more rigidity, lightness and the possibility of receiving thermal engines, plug-in hybrids and even 100% electric. For the new DS 4, there will be under the hood gasoline and diesel thermal units but also a plug-in hybrid engine of 225 hp (less and more powerful engines of this type could appear later). The DS 4 will introduce a new infotainment system. This will be coupled with a head-up display with depth effect, voice and gesture commands. Since the transmission is fully automatic, the gear lever should disappear from the center console. Introduced in the first quarter of this year, this DS 4 should arrive in dealerships in the fall.

Volkswagen Golf R

News for 2021 – Medium sedans – The Peugeot 308 in force, Citroën C4 and Opel Astra in ambush.
The hood of the new Volkswagen Golf 8 R hides a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 320 hp associated with a DSG7 dual-clutch automatic gearbox and four-wheel-drive transmission (4Motion). Twenty horses (320 hp) and 20 Nm of torque (400 Nm) more compared to the previous generation, the Golf R reaches 250 km / h (electronically restricted speed) and goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 4s7 only. Thanks to a revised and improved four-wheel drive system that can distribute power between the axles and between each rear wheel to improve handling and reduce understeer (by transmitting 100% of torque to the outer wheel when cornering) . With the Vehicle Dynamics Manager system, the driver has access to several driving modes (they manage the differential locks and electronic assistance) ranging from Comfort mode to Special mode in order to complete a lap of the Nürburgring (Nordschleife) in 17 seconds of driving. less than the Volkswagen Golf 7 R) or even in Drift mode which disconnects the electronic aids and allows the Golf R to drive out of the rear axle. We should know the prices for this little bomb very soon, with deliveries starting later this summer.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

News for 2021 – Medium sedans – The Peugeot 308 in force, Citroen C4 and Opel Astra in ambush.
There will be more sport for the Golf with the arrival on the basis of the Volkswagen Golf 8 of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport version. This dynamic version adopts a 2.0 TSI of 300 hp, the torque is 400