Citroen C6 (2005)

Citroen C6

Citroen C6

The sublime lines of Citroen’s elegant new flagship C6 model are set to glide onto the UK’s roads early next year, and the company has now announced indicative prices for the range as well as revealing first details on the impressive equipment specifications that UK buyers can expect to enjoy.

The New C6 is designed to build on Citroen’s long and illustrious heritage of creating large, stylish, executive cars, as exemplified by the legendary DS, CX, Light 15 and original 1920’s C6. This latest interpretation of individualism does just that by effortlessly combining graceful, coupé-like styling with limo-style comfort and sophistication.

At the same time, Citroen’s newest model looks to the future by incorporating cutting-edge features and technologies, some of it unavailable on any other car in Europe, regardless of price. A Head-Up display, active bonnet, hydropneumatic suspension with electronically-controlled springing and damping, speed-sensitive air deflector and laminated side windows are all expected to be standard on most models.

Citroen has revealed that there will be three trim levels in the UK - C6, C6 Lignage and C6 Exclusive - available with a choice of two Euro IV engines: a 215hp 3.0 litre V6 petrol powerplant or a new Twin Turbo 2.7 litre V6 HDi diesel unit. Both will be mated to automatic six-speed gearboxes.

Approximately £29,500 should give drivers access to the luxurious New Citroen C6, with prices for the New C6 Lignage, named after the original concept car, starting at around £31,500. The prestigious, range-topping New C6 Exclusive is expected to cost up to £38,000 for the impressive diesel model.

Accentuating the aerodynamic lines, the New C6’s stunning silhouette is formed by a long bonnet, extended front overhang and short rear overhang, so reminiscent of classic large Citroens of the past. The sizeable glazed area incorporates a large windscreen and frameless doors, ensuring that the cabin area is extremely bright and airy.

At the front, the large, chrome-plated chevrons are flanked by imposing clear-lens headlamps, while around the sleek, toned exterior, the striking alloy wheels, concave rear window and speed-sensitive automatic air deflector, which is cleverly crafted into a saloon-style boot, all add to the dramatic and stylish look.

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Published 20 July 2005 Melanie Carter

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