Citroen has released an official teaser of the new Citroen C6 for China. Citroen also said they will make an ‘announcement’ on the C6 during the Geneva Motor Show that starts next week. However, the C6 will not debut in Geneva, that will happen instead on the Beijing Auto Show in late April.
The 2005-2012 first generation C6.
Earlier spy shot of the new C6 testing in China.
The vehicle is clearly longer and wider than the Citroen C5/Peugeot 508, with a much longer rear door.
The new Citroen C6 will be based on the PSA EMP2 platform. It will be made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture. Power will come from 1.8 and 2.0 turbocharged engines, and a hybrid might be added to the lineup too.
The Citroen C6 will compete with cars such as the Ford Taurus, the Buick LaCrosse, and the Toyota Crown. This segment is relatively unknown in Europe but very popular in China. Price-wise the vehicles are positioned just below the 3-Series, A4, and C-Class, but they are usually bigger and more luxurious.
Price of the new C6 will range from around 250.000 to 320.000 yuan ($38.000 – 53.000). For comparison, the China-made Citroen C5 starts at 180.000 and ends at 240.000, and the China-made C-Class L starts at 314.000 and ends at 590.000 yuan.
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 2012 Beijing Auto Show. The DS9 will be launched in the first quarter of 2017, manufactured by Changan-PSA, the joint venture that makes all the DS-branded cars in China.
The C6 will have a sedan-coupe shape with a wide D-pillar.
Twin-pipe on the left.