For the first time in eight years, Citro?n preparing a new global model that is positioned as the successor to the C6 as his flagship. It is worth noting that over the last decade, generalists are practically not popular in Europe, but the French company plans to expand its presence in other regions, primarily in China, where sales of family cars is still superior in terms of the SUVs.
The upcoming model, which will appear in the end of 2021, was first presented in the concept Cxperience 2016. The dimensions of the show car was consistent with the prior C6, but as a power source was used a hybrid powerplant with a gasoline-electric connection. The futuristic concept is also anticipated Advanced Comfort from Citro?n, which has since become available on the C4 Cactus Aircross and C5.
Given the attention Citro?n to the comfort and popularity of the brand in China, the new universal inevitably debuts new technology that will “emphasize a sense of confidence, comfort and peace of mind” and will include Progressive suspension Hydraulic Cushion, promising the “magic carpet effect”. The novelty will be installed on the same adaptable platform EMP2, and related Peugeot 508 and the new DS 9, and will be offered with a conventional internal combustion engine and the PHEV system that will provide electric mileage of over 62 km as the increase in demand will appear fully electric version.
“We need to find the right balance between global balance and local adaptation. When you talk about China, you say more about the electronic equipment of chrome on the exterior of the car. Plus, safety rules, road conditions, engine size and fuel different. There will be a lot of things associated with setting up suspension, choice of engines, color, material and overall delivery of the car”, – said General Director of Citro?n Vincent Kobe.
Interior styling will vary in different regions according to local tastes. According to Kobe, currently Citro?n completes the design of wagon that will be appreciated as the model of the upper level of the market, on par with the likes of Audi and BMW.