On test: Citroen C4 2.0 HDi 150 Exclusive

Martyn Collins

Citroën has recently redeveloped its style mojo, producing cars that are not only interesting to look at but are also good to drive. A perfect example of this is the MINI-rivaling DS3, which if you can't quite stretch to the BMW-built baby is an excellent alternative.

So the French company must be hoping that some of the credibility of its stylish baby will rub off on its new bigger brother, the C4. The C4 is certainly in one of the toughest sectors of the market, going up against the likes of the all-new Focus and the class-leading Volkswagen Golf. So can the C4 mix it with the big boys or is it just an also-ran? I spent a week with the £21,495 range-topping 2.0 HDi 150 Exclusive to find out.