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CitroŽn C-Elysťe and C4 L

CitroŽn has announced the introduction of two brand new models as well as the Chinese-market launch of the DS line as part of its global brand strategy.

CitroŽn is extending and strengthening its product offering, specifically in the C segment, with two new models -†C-Elysťe and C4 L - targeting high growth international markets, such as the Mediterranean basin, China and Russia.

CitroŽn says the C-Elysťe has been "developed to meet the expectations of the most demanding drivers and passengers". It offers a roomy interior with class-leading rear legroom thanks to a 2.65m wheelbase, the longest in its category and a large 506-litre boot.

Depending on the market, the CitroŽn C-Elysťe will be available with the latest generation VTi 72 1.4-litre petrol engine. It will be manufactured in Spain and will be launched in Turkey, Spain, Central Europe and Algeria at the end of 2012.

The CitroŽn C4 L is described as a 'lounge' version of the C4. With more than 20 million vehicle registrations in 2011, the compact saloon market is the biggest automotive segment in the world, representing almost a third of all worldwide passenger car sales.


It will be fitted with the latest THP 150 & 170 petrol engines (according to country), developed in partnership with the BMW Group, and the VTi 135. All three engines can be mated to a new sequential 6-speed automatic gearbox.

The CitroŽn C4 L will be manufactured in each of the zones where it will be sold; Wuhan, China by the end of 2012 and Kaluga, Russia in the first half of 2013.

Already available in Europe, Russia and Latin America, the CitroŽn DS line will be introduced in China on 28 June.

Posted on 21.06.2012
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