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Ascariss
11-01-2004, 10:49 AM
From AE:<p><B>Here's an article from today's Autocar. I don't know much about Citron, but perhaps this will be meaningful to someone here:</B><p><I>A flagship Citron C6 saloon will go on sale in spring 2005, marking the return of a big Citron after the demise of the XM in 2000.<p>The luxury four-door is further evidence of the revival of Citron and Peugeot, who will launch 26 new models by the end of 2006, by when Citrons entire range will have been replaced.<p>At 4.92m long, the new C6 will make an impressive top of the range model. In size it will be close to luxury saloons like the Jaguar XJ and Merc S-Class, but will feature more futuristic styling and an advanced digital dashboard to distinguish itself from established luxury marques.<p>Under the skin the C6 will be more familiar, employing a stretched version of the C5s PF3 platform, the largest of the PSA Groups three common platforms. Up to 60 per cent of the parts will be common, the percentage targeted by PSA to keep costs under control.<p>The C5s Hydractive suspension, engines and gearboxes will also be adapted from the C5. In its fourth-generation, the smooth-riding gas/fluid suspension is expected to get further refinements to its electronic control to improve the ride/handling compromise.<p>But the C6s dramatic styling, interior and digital instrument panel will all be unique.<p>The shape and architecture is closely based on the C6 Lignage concept (shown above) from Geneva 1999 and the work of advanced design chief Mark Lloyd.<p>But the design details, such as the distinctive new twin-Chevron nose decoration and boomerang headlights were created under Jean-Pierre Plouie, Citrons new design boss. These were previewed on the C-Airlounge concept. The smoothly-curved nose and low-set air intake bring an aerodynamic theme to the C6, a feature of both the XM and the1970s flagship, the CX. Also unusual will be frameless doors, a detail on the DS.<p>The rear of the C6 is distinctive, too, and very close in design to the Lignage concept. Each rear pillar is a flying buttress, raked at a sharper angle than the rear screen. <p>The rear glass features intriguing design with a convex rear glass instead of the more usual concave. Because the convex glass curves towards the front of the C6, it creates a bigger boot lid, easing access to the boot. A similar detail featured on the CX.<p>The interior will also make a reference to the GS and CX with a digital dashboard that sweeps across the full width of the cabin. Featuring a head-up display that projects key information like road speed, engine revs, and fuel level onto the windscreen at the same level as the drivers eye, it is a road safety item that keeps driver distraction to a minimum.<p>The engine line-up for the C6 will be headed by a 200bhp-plus version of the British-built 2.7-litre V6 turbo-diesel co-developed with Jaguar and Ford and built in Britain at Dagenham.<p>Mated to an automatic six-speed gearbox it should make the C6 an effortless cruiser with a strong touring range thanks to near 40mpg cruising consumption.<p>The V6 TD will be fitted with a particulate trap as standard, which will virtually eliminate tailpipe emissions of soot.<p>Citron is expected to offer two four-cylinder diesel engines  a 2.2HDi with around 150bhp and a 2.0HDi with 136bhp, each featuring a particulate filter. While the petrol line-up will include a 210bhp 3.0-litre V6 petrol and 140bhp 2.0-litre four cylinder.<p>The C6 will keep a sense of exclusivity missing from some of its competitors with maximum production of 24,000 a year. In its best year, the XM sold 6500 in the UK. Its more likely that just a third of that number will be a comfortable level of C6 sales this time around.<br></I><p>Big thanks to fructidor from planete Citroen:<br>merci a Fructidor de planete Citroen! <br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronet.nl/~citron/C6/aap.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronet.nl/~citron/C6/noot.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronet.nl/~citron/C6/mies.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>fiew pictures of C6 body shel poped up on planete citroen:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.euronet.nl/~citron/C6/x6-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronet.nl/~citron/C6/x6-2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.euronet.nl/~citron/C6/volant-c6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Interior:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.devazur.com/planete-citroen/public-html/image/forums/intc62.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Actual car I guess, albiet covered:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.cardesignnews.com/news/2004/041026psa-designcentre/images/psa-designcentre068.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Don't go too hard on this car, remember its Citron. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0">