The French automaker has decided a revival of the C6 nameplate is in order for the world’s largest market and as such during the Auto China 2016 the Chinese buyers can view the all new C6 fullsize flagship sedan.
While many ambassadors of the country still use the Citroen C6 as their corporate vehicle in various countries, we have to remind you that Citroen actually retired the flagship model quite a few years ago – on December 19, 2012. Still, there’s now a second generation, which has been officially presented in front of the worldwide audience during the Chinese event, though it will be exclusive to the world’s largest auto market. If you look carefully and are a fan of the quirky Chinese models, you can make out this is actually no Citroen design, but a mere rebadged of the Dongfeng Fengshen A9. We have a subtly modified exterior styling and as far as we can tell the interior is far more upscale. According to Chinese media reports, both models will share the same underpinnings – namely the PSA Group’s EMP2 architecture – and will be true flagships, standing in at more than five meters in length. The wheelbase will also provide an accommodating cabin, as it stretches to 2.9 meters.
While a slow seller, the previous C6 can easily be put in the Pantheon of quirky Citroen designs, but this time around this is not the case. The interior is good enough for a China-only flagship: an entirely digital instrument cluster is seconded by a large touchscreen display for the instrument cluster. There’s also an interesting pattern for the leather upholstery and upscale wood trim which delivers a retro appearance. According to reports under the hood sits a turbocharged 1.8-liter petrol engine with 204 horsepower and 280 Newton meters of torque, delivered to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic.