Shanghai: Citroen C-Elysee image

The new generation of the Citroen C-Elysee was recently brought to the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, where the model has made its public debut.

The French based automaker Citroen has big plans for its C-Elysee budget sedan and after showing it to the public during the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, it announced its plans to produce it in China, by the PSA-Dongfeng joint venture. According to the car manufacturer, the second generation of the Citroen C-Elysee is mechanically identical to the Peugeot 301, while the current car is based on a 20-year old Citroen ZX.

Citroen announced, just last year, that the C-Elysee will be produced in Spain, in the Vigo facility, for markets like Central Europe and Turkey, while the PSA-Dongfeng joint venture will produce cars for the Chinese automotive market. The Citroen C-Elysee is powered by a VTI 72 engine made by PSA, which can run on a varying quality of fuel available in emerging markets. The model is getting 72 BHP and 81 lb-ft of torque and it can return 56,5 mpg UK. The C-Elysee has a 2.65-meter wheelbase, the longest in its class, and a roomy interior.

updated Apr 23 – new images