Citroën To Launch New Version Of C6 Flagship… In China

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Citroën’s last C6, which bowed out of production in 2012, is one of the best examples of the quirkiness of the French brands that many find so appealing. It was a luxurious, full-size sedan that sported a coupe-like profile—at a time before the design was the du jour. It also featured novelties such as a hydraulic suspension system  and a tail design that makes BMW’s “Bangle Butt” look conservative.

Citroën has now announced a new C6 though this one has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market. Partially shown in this teaser sketch (via Motor1), the new C6’s form is an evolution of the Metropolis concept Citroën rolled out in 2010 and there also appears to be some references to the previous car’s design.

The car will ride on a stretched version of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s flexible EMP2 platform and will be built in China at a joint venture plant owned by the French automaker and its local partner Dongfeng. A reveal is expected to take place later this year, possibly during April’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show.

While the previous C6 was the most luxurious car offered by PSA, the same won’t be true for the new model. A more premium version of the C6 will be sold under PSA’s new DS luxury brand as a DS8 and it’s this model that will serve as the new flagship of the French group.

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