Citroen C6 is one of the coolest looking full-size sedans, still. We aren’t talking about that recent badge job catering to the Chinese market. We mean the Jean-Pierre Ploué-designed C6 launched in 2005. You can still feel presence seeing it today.
There’s been huge hole in Citroen’s lineup since the C6 has left production in 2012. That was a holed even bigger with the demise of Citroen’s smaller C5 last year.
Though France’s PSA Group is building up DS as its luxury arm, producer stays well aware of the image and status having a large sedan can bring to a brand, even if it’s a mainstream one like Citroen. That’s why it plans to introduce a new flagship sedan to replace both the C5 and C6.
“It won’t be is a new C5 but there will be a new large because having one in the lineup is a crucial part of being a big manufacturer,” Citroen CEO Linda Jackson said in a recent interview. “To be credible you need a range across small, medium and large cars, including SUVs.”
Jackson didn’t say when will Citroën’s new sedan arrive but we believe it will be in next 2 years.
Citroen has a possibility of a new flagship sedan
Citroen has a possibility of a new flagship sedan with the unveiling of the Cxperience concept car at the 2016 Paris auto show. The concept was similar in size to the Citroen C5 but like the Citroen C6 featured a fastback roof and side glass stretching from the A-pillar all the way to the rear. Some would say a better interpretation for the design would be a modern version of Citroen’s CX built between 1974 and 1991. Finally, the concept’s name does not have a C and a X at the begining.
We can’t wait to see what’s Citroen preparing for us.