The 2017 Citroen C6 has made its debut at 2016 Beijing Motor Show several months ago. Unfortunately, this special sedan won’t be available in the European market because Citroen has been planning to offer it in Chinese market instead. Moreover, the automaker also makes it slightly longer than the main rival, BMW 5 Series. On other hand, we didn’t have noticed any further information about the C6. As a result, we only rely on what we have seen at the show. But, don’t worry about it because we also show our prediction at each section of this futuristic sedan of Citroen.
We got nothing but the photos of 2017 Citroen C6 that we can compare with several Citroen’s rival in the class obviously. According to the automaker, they said that the new C6 has 4.96 meter of length. If this is the official spec, it will only have slight different with the BMW 5 Series length as well. Moreover, some reports also say that the base or platform of this sedan is EMP2 platform. In our opinion, this is also one of the efforts of Citroen to make closer distance with the Dongfeng Fengshen A9 that is only available in China. In other words, Citroen made this approach for their closest rival especially in Chinese market.
For the 2017 Citroen C6 interior, the automaker claims that this sedan emphasizes some features inside including the cabin space. Based on the photos, we feel the more spacious cabin here than the C6 has been made before. Moreover, they also didn’t forget mentioning about two other important elements such as the materials and themes or ambience of the sedan. Meanwhile, the digital instrument cluster is also confirmed to be available inside the interior. Reports say that it will be the large touchscreen display. The comfort will be added through leather seat availability plus wood trim. It isn’t only the comfort but also classic luxury for C6.
Under the Hood
As same as the detail specs on the exterior, 2017 Citroen C6 clearly hides what engine under its hood. But, it doesn’t mean we cannot predict what it would be. Based on our expert, the C6 will have a turbocharged engine. Their opinion is pretty strong since some other rivals have used turbo engine as the main source. In addition, it is also expected to use four-cylinder system for the gasoline engine type. Meanwhile, the best pair for that engine should be an automatic transmission.
Our very first verdict must be showed alongside the limitation that we got from the show. This sedan will be suited for the Chinese market obviously. The bad news is only the lack of Europe version. For your information, the automaker doesn’t have any flagship in the Europe region at the moment. It would be a difficult decision from Citroen while developing the C6. Moreover, they don’t want to compete with other German automakers directly in the European market. Hence, they may go doubled down their betting for the sake of 2017 Citroen C6 in the Chinese sedan class, which is more loosely than Europe.