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Citroen will bring back the C6, but only for China

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Citroen is going to bring back the famous C6 name (wiki) for a new sedan for the Chinese car market, set to debut in the third quarter of next year. The new C6 will be branded as a Citroen. It will be manufactured in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture.

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The new Citroen C6 will be based on the PSA EMP2 platform. Power will come from 1.8 and 2.0 turbocharged engines, and a hybrid might be added to the lineup later. Design will be inspired by the 2010 Citroen Metropolis concept car that debuted in Shanghai on the Expo 2010.

The new C6 will also have a sister at the Citroen DS brand, most likely to be called DS9. The DS9 was previewed by the 2012 DS Numero 9 concept, which debuted on the Beijing Auto Show. The concept was ‘powered’ by a 295hp hybrid powertrain. The DS9 will be manufactured by Changan-PSA, the joint venture that makes all the DS-branded cars in China.

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