Citroen To Replace C5 And C6 With New Large Saloon By 2020

Citroen believes that in order to succeed in today’s market, it needs to cover most mainstream vehicle segments, and as a result, it’s now plotting a new flagship saloon.

The vehicle will serve as a replacement to Europe’s discontinued C5 and China’s larger C6, and it’s expected to arrive in 2019-2020, reports Autocar.

“What it won’t be is a new C5,” said Citroen CEO, Linda Jackson. “But there will be a new large saloon, because having one in the lineup is a crucial part of being a big manufacturer, to be credible you need a range across small, medium, and large cars, including SUVs. Do that well, and you cover the requirements of volume and profit to succeed in this business across fleet and private sales.”

The French brand’s boss revealed that new sedan will incorporate styling cues seen on the 4.85 meters long CXperience Concept presented in 2016 at the Paris Auto Show,

“Like all concept cars, it was made to test reaction, and the car will evolve. But – and I know I’m biased – I loved it. It will inspire the production car and it gave a view of a luxury flagship without any of the traditional cues of chrome, leather or lacquered wood. It had an air of the slightly avante garde that will make it to production. It can also be the showcase for our ideal of redefining comfort, in terms of the interior and the ride and handling balance using our new Advanced Comfort suspension.”

More importantly, the new flagship saloon will help Citroen improve its sales in China, their second biggest global market, as large modern saloons continue to sell very well there.

Note: Citroen CXPerience Concept shown below

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  • Bash

    Interesting!, hope to see something luxurious from them.
    Their early air suspension is fantastic even in today standards.

    • BGM

      And I so wish Citroen (and other EU marques) would come to the US. I’m SOOOOO tired of ToyHonNis only cars on the road.

      • MP4-12C

        Sadly, its unlikely that any EU brand that isn’t already present in the US would break Toyota/Honda/Nissan dominance. People in America buy non-domestic cars mainly because of their perceived reliability (which in Nissan’s case is hardly true anymore) and European cars are considered to be unreliable money pits. Add to that they don’t have any brand identity among average buyer, there is no dealership network and we would have a similar situation to where Alfa Romeo is in now.

        • Bash

          So true.

        • Victor Ferreira

          While this is true, PSA has already began the process for US market entry in the next decade. However, I’m not entirely convinced Citroen itself will make it. I’m thinking just Peugeot and DS, with the crossovers and SUVs.

      • john1168

        I agree. I wish some of the Euro manufacturers could break into the US marketplace. I’m a big fan of the DS3 and always thought it would be a great competitor to the Mini. I always liked the interiors of Citroens in general. aahhh but not to worry, Chinese cars will be coming to the US market soon enough…UGH!

  • Innocuous

    Surprised to see they’re still insisting on this segment, even when some luxury brands are completely abandoning the saloon market. I think we have to thank China for this (they’re the only ones still buying sedans)…

  • klowik

    If only it looks exactly like in the picture.

  • For China ok… but in EU C6 was a failure technologicly dated almost as soon as it hit the market (still was amzingly confortable even at 250kph) and C5 wasn’t really a great car that sold well, It had charm, was the last V6 car from PSA, the last Citroën with hydraulic suspensions… but was outdated.

    • Eunos

      It was a bit outdated, but it is still an amazing car. The ride in that car and the interior are just awesome.

  • ZYGIUS

    C5 is best modern Citroen so far, and i’m telling that like proud owner of one

    P.S. Please make Metropolis real world match

  • Victor Ferreira

    I mean, it’s a little overdue. But nice to see!

  • Mark S

    Forget DS, Bring Citroen back to the US.

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