Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën has decided to tease the Chinese market about the upcoming introduction of the new generation C6 top of the line model, which should become official in the near future.
The French automaker has decided the C6 nameplate has enough stood unused – though they are treating it to a small size release – the model will be solely offered in China (not really small release since we’re talking about the biggest auto market in the world). We have a teaser depicting the model through a designer’s sketch and from the rumor flying around the mill we’ve been tipped about an April presentation during the Beijing Auto Show. Apparently the pre-production of the model is already under way locally in China and Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroen will kick off regular production for customer orders sometimes during September. The C6 revival will be deploying PSA’s EMP2 platform and has been rumored to employ turbocharged 1.8- and 2.0-liter gasoline engines. These versions might be joined at a later date by an eco-conscious hybrid variant – but there’s no official confirmation regarding this version just yet.
Chinese customers looking to float on the highway will be disappointed because we’re betting the proprietary Hydractive 3+ hydropneumatic suspension will not be part of the menu after PSA said it would ditch the technology for being too expensive to develop anymore. An even more luxurious version of the model, sold under the DS Automobiles brand as the DS9 is also expected to reach China sometimes in 2017 – with manufacturing taking place at the Changan PSA joint venture.