New Citroen C-Elysee is Naked from all sides in China

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The very first pictures showing the new Citroen C-Elysee naked from all sides in China. The new C-Elysee debuted in China on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will hit the China car market in the second half of this month.

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The new C-Elysee will eventually replace the current Citroen C-Elysee, a beauty of a car based on the first generation Citroen ZX. The current C-Elysee will continue as a budget car for at least another two years, likely to be called ‘C-Elysee Classic’ or something similar. The current and new C-Elysee are made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture.

The current C-Elysee is priced from 73.800 yuan to 91.800 yuan. Price of the new C-Elysee will start around 80.000 yuan.

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Power will come from a 1.6 with 114hp and 150nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. A 1.8 and a 1.2 turbo will be added to the line-up later.

The C-Elysee is basically the same car as the new Peugeot 301 which will be made by Dongfeng-PSA as well. The C-Elysee and 301 will compete head-to-head with the new Volkswagen Jetta, the new Volkswagen Santana, the new Skoda Rapid and the upcoming Guangzhou Auto GA3.


Thick C-pillar most exciting part of an otherwise boring design.


Flat bottomed steering wheel will help to control those wild 114 horses. The rest of the interior looks like a neat place, but plastics are clearly very cheap. Check the area to the left of the steering wheel and the center console around the gear lever.


A lot of space in the back. The materials might be cheap but the C-Elysee is a big car for the money.  Size: 4430/1700/1470, wheelbase is 2650.


Clean lines up front with a very modest grille.

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