A car for the Red aristocracy

Beijing, 26 April 2016

No, a classless society has not done even the communist-ruled China. Therefore, there may be limousines for the upper class. It is mainly the Red aristocracy, the leading cadres of party, State and economy. On the occasion of the Auto China 2016 (29 April to 4 May) in Beijing, Citroën now shows a new version of the C6 that come end of 2016 in China on the market.

Almost five meters long

The 4.98 metre long sedan comes from the joint venture with DongFeng and produced in Wuhan. The new flagship is classified by Citroën in the D segment, so in the upper middle class. It offers extra space with a wheelbase of 2.90 meters. The high-quality materials and "useful technologies for everyday life" are important to the manufacturer in addition to the space.

Details from the C4 Cactus

The driver looks on a 12-inch instrument display with large digital speedometer. In the middle of the dashboard, there is in addition a 8.0 inch touch screen. A wide center console separating the driver and passenger, a similar console lets rear fold between the two rear-seat passengers. The seats are covered with leather, there are decorative elements on the center console wood or brushed aluminum. Some details, such as the Türzuzieher running as loops or to a luggage strap-like design element before the passenger, reminiscent of the C4 cactus. A four zone climate control as well as ventilated seats with massage function on all four not five seats ensure comfort. The panoramic sunroof is composed of two parts, of which only the front open can.

Wizard in Europe

A traffic sign recognition, an Abstandstempomat with stop function, an anti-collision system, a 360-degree camera system, and more are available in technology. Citroën says nothing to the engines. Also if the car should come later to Europe, is left open. In this country the old C6 end 2012 expired without replacement as two years previously the 607 group partner Peugeot. Lack of demand was the reason for the setting: the model sold in the last year of just 134 times in Germany, in the year before, there were only 69 units. Considering these figures Citroën should think twice about itself, whether a C6 in Germany makes sense. (sl)