The praying eye of Internet dwellers has managed another find – the yet to be released China-exclusive Citroen C-Quatre, which has been found completely barren of any disguise ahead of its anticipated debut, slated for this September.
This could very well be the first time we see or hear about the upcoming second generation of the compact sedan, which should not be mistaken for the 2013 Citroen C-Elysee, which is being sold at home in Europe. Still, if you mistakenly thought the two were related it would be easy to understand, since the spy shots reveal a design that is closely related. The Chinese C-Quatre had been based off the old European C4 sedan, with an extended wheelbase and presented back in 2009 at the Shanghai Motor Show. The model was the facelifted version, with the initial offering being present on the Chinese market, the biggest in the world, since 2006 as the C-Triomphe.
Going back to the next generation of the Chinese C-Quatre, we also heard the model is nearing its launch, scheduled during the Chengdu Auto Show in September, while sales are also provisioned for November. The model will be manufactured by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture and while the exterior design looks close to what the European C-Elysee has to offer, the upscale customers in China will be happy to find out the interior has been thoroughly modified to suit their tastes. Under the hood should be found a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder turbo unit and a 1.6-liter turbo petrol, though further technical details are yet to be seen. They will be mated to a manual gearbox or an optional automatic transmission.
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