On the Way: Citroen's New Flagship Sedan Is Almost Ready

The successor to the Citroen C6 will be released at the end of 2021 and will compete with Audi’s and BMW’s premium sedans.

Citroen will release its first universal sedan in eight years. The new product, positioned as a successor to the Citroen C6, will be aimed primarily at the Chinese market, but will appear in other countries in the future.

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The new sedan will represent a production version of the 2016 Cxperience concept. There is not much information about the new vehicle at the moment. The new flagship sedan will be based on the EMP2 used for the Peugeot 508 and DS9. According to Kobe, the sedan will first be released with an internal combustion engine and will have an electric version later. Rumor has it that the new business sedan can get a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.6-liter turbo engine, an 11.9-kWh traction battery and an electric motor. At the same time, a total power output is 225 hp. A drive range without connecting an ICE is 60 km.

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But the main «feature» of the manufacturer is the Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension, which the company calls «the magic effect of the carpet-plane». Driving abilities will shift in the direction of smoothness and comfort. As for the interior trim, according to Vincent Kobe, the new product will be able to compete with Audi's and BMW's business sedans. He also noted that the interior of the 2021 Citroen C6 will be «a demonstration of Citroen's capabilities at the highest level».

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However, the designers will have to work hard, because they face a difficult task – the new car should appeal to the world audience and the Chinese market. A sedan with an abundance of chrome plated elements and small lamps is unlikely to be popular in Europe. This means that Citroen will have to adapt the model to the requirements of different markets.

Kobe did not say anything about the cost of the new business sedan, but made it clear that it would be the most expensive in the automaker's line-up.

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