|The new Citroen C6 has came out of the woodwork at the Auto China (Beijing Motor Show), showcasing a refined flagship sedan with modern, fluid styling, and an interior with the spaciousness factor.|
Following the launch of the new C4 in China at the end of 2015, Citroën, along with its partners Dongfeng, lays the cornerstone of its offensive in the important three-box sedan segment by unveiling the new Citroën C6. This latest arrival is added to a range that is already full, coherent and adapted to meet the expectations of this market, a range that includes the C-Elysée, C4, C4 L and C5.
The new Citroen C6 is characterized by the stature of its styling, clearly placing it in the business world of the upper D segment. The front end symbolizes power and robustness. Its design expands the perception of the car: chrome grille that extends out to merge with the headlights and a deep chrome finisher in the center that extends from one side of the car to the other. The foglights are placed at the outer edges and are picked out by chrome finishers forming a C, adding width to the bumper. Over and above these traits, its character is strong and dynamic, with the bonnet line adding to the effect of the highly technological headlights. The new C6 is recognizable at a glance thanks to its light signature, created by the DRLs which are illuminated in a chrome signature in the form of the brand’s badge.
At the side, the rounded form is emphasized by a shoulder making the car look very planted on the road. The shape of the rear wings accentuates the dynamic and powerful nature of the car. From the rear, the boot lid is framed by the rear lights with an original 3D LED light signature that reinforces the status of the new C6. As at the front, a deep chrome finisher stretches between the lights to make the car appear wider and enhances the top of the range character of this sedan. True to the brand’s high end heritage, the C6 adopts a concave rear screen, which identifies the vehicle.
Well planted on the road, wide and low (width: 1.89m, height: 1.47m) this 4.98m long sedan expresses robustness and power, without sacrificing refinement, which is expressed by its fluid and generous lines. Spaciousness at the rear and boot volume are among the best in the market and this is immediately apparent, given its 2.90m wheelbase.
Interior-wise, the Citroen C6 has a refined cabin, with quality materials from Nappa leather seats to wood or brushed aluminium finishers on the center console. The interior offers an uncluttered space, handled transversally to maximize the impression of width. Accordingly, the dashboard is clean, adopting a very horizontal form. The form and trimming of the seats carry the look from one side of the car to the other. There is a feeling of well-being at the rear, with the wide seats a source of relaxation. Well-being combined with technology, the C6 is equipped with a new 12-inch high definition instrument panel; placed directly in front of the driver. Additionally, the uncluttered central fascia panel houses the 8-inch capacitive touch screen in the center of the dashboard.
In addition, passengers benefit from quad-zone automatic air conditioning and ventilated seats with pneumatic massage function on all four seats, for the comfort of all. For even greater well-being on board, the C6 is fitted with a panoramic opening sunroof with two glazed panels. The front part can be opened for open-air driving, while the sunroof has additional ambience lighting on the upper trim levels. And that’s not all, the center console meets the requirements of the upper business large sedan. It is tall, wide, adorned with finishers and houses several large and easily accessible storage spaces. Furthermore, the grips on the door panels adopt the theme of luggage straps, which are also found as a signature on the dashboard and on the tops of the seat backrests.
The new Citroen C6 is equipped with technologies aimed at simplifying driving and improving safety, such as speed limit recognition, dynamic cruise control with stop function, Active City Brake, 360 vision… Detailed equipment listing will be available nearer to its official launch date in the second half of the year. The Citroen C6 is expected to go on sale in China by the end of the year.