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Citroen C6


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The past 24 on good car blogs have awash with news of a new Citroen#8217;s Facebook page two teaser pictures some apart, and Autoblog Espanol the first to advance that it as a exclusive DS9 (apart from being the first, they#8217;re usually correct). Not long News2zest had published two pictures. one of a Citroen concept car in Paris, and photoshopped rendering of the aforementioned car with one of the teaser pictures. not too sure about this one though, since it looks similar to Citroen#8217;s previous the Hypnos .

Citroen DS5

Why the C6 failed and next

Citroen has given a of the Metropolis. possibly the replacement for the now C6. It#8217;s designed in China, Citroen is focussing efforts a hefty sales climb in times. The powertrain of the concept car is

The Metropolis’ hybrid drivetrain 2.0-litre V6 petrol power to an electric motor to deliver while emitting 70g/km of

The bottom line is that it like an Audi A8 with a glued onto the front. bloody well disappointing taking into account the car it#8217;s supposed to be replacing.

The main appeal is that it so different from the German for big executive cars. It could be that the fact by consciously itself apart from the big offerings, is also reason it This is true to a point, most people think French so it#8217;ll break all the time#8221;, and #8220;it#8217;s a Citroen so not as flashy at parties as an E-Class or

But Citroen also cocked it up their whole marketing from the very start, in my Now it#8217;s easy to snipe you have the benefit of hindsight, but the C6#8242;s run is winding down, it be silly not to try to analyse what wrong. If anyone from were to read this, let it be that it#8217;s not me saying got it wrong, you stupid bastards#8221;, I#8217;d muff it up even

First and foremost: the choice of and transmissions. When the C6 came you could either get a 205bhp V6 twin-turbo diesel, or a 215bhp V6 petrol, both with automatic gearboxes. Performance-wise, was little to distinguish between the

Money-wise, there was a world of regarding running costs, meant that buying a version was completely insane. As a the petrol#8217;s pathetic sales led it quietly dropped from the Had they strapped on a turbo or a and offered a proper gasoline-powered horsepower model, that have given the C6 a whole lot pizzazz and credibility as a high-end

On the other hand, the entry engine, the 173bhp 2.2l was introduced long after the launch. I#8217;m not one to know the ins and outs of market dynamics and of the population, but I do know that not an entry model when the still a novelty at launch can missing out on a considerable customer-base.

Citroen replaced the 2.7-litre for an excellent 3-litre V6 with emissions and consumption, but with 240 making the wheels go round. move. But now the entry model is available with an automatic

Bad move. Very bad move. are for Americans and old people who have too lazy to shift gears their hands.

I#8217;ve dreamt of having a C6 it came out but the absence of a manually-shifting has caused my passion to wane.

In a Citroen have been short-sighted in terms of customers choose to make the car move. To little or no choice worsened by to choose between ok an ok-ish is down the path of failure.

it was Citroen#8217;s approach on how to market it. was no disguising the frenchness of the car. they did an ad where the German anthem plays and then way to the French anthem in an allusion to the of German cars as opposed to the history of unreliability, but Citroen attempting to fool anyone.

To me, one that seems to have wrong was a sort of lack of #8220;Wait a minute,#8221; you might #8220;Citroen had high ambitions! were hoping to sell units a year! (and up selling a mere 15,000)#8221; but from the start they warbling about #8216;exclusivity#8217; and and how they planned to not let the former

By saying the car will be #8220;exclusive#8221; is a way of saying #8220;this car won#8217;t Not heartening stuff that#8217;ll you want to spend money on A clever strategy would been similar to how Citroen the DS3: a limited run to start #8220;Exclusivity#8221; would#8217;ve been completely differently, as if it were one of supercars that only a few hundred models built.

happens with in the case of the is that the brand that it finish their initial then make another amount of the exact same car but say 20 grams lighter and call it a name, and then that out and they make another few of the same car, this with a stripe and that and so on. Had Citroen thought along lines, people would been tripping over other to get one, since becomes more desirable someone saying #8220;you have one#8221;. And such a would also have care of the depreciation problem.

But if you do have a C6, I suggest you hang on to it. a definite future classic, all the requirements of becoming a legend. rare, because it#8217;s selling poorly, it#8217;s and it#8217;s interesting, because other things, no other car of its went so against the norm perhaps from the Lancia

And people like me, who unjustly afford one now, will be to buy one once we can.


For some strange coincidence, I cars with a #8220;C#8221;. My is the Citroen C6, and in the only times wavered in my conviction for my S60, been considering a Volvo or a Citroen C3 Pluriel or a Citroen C4. And the CC is a definite fave of mine, along with all the others just mentioned.

So I was doing my of car blogs, when this up. As a rule, I#8217;m not one to glance at a so-called supercar. Ferrari and can spew out any overpriced …-trap and I car less, because it#8217;s all many-hundred horsepower, and race and utter twaddle like

I#8217;m flying in the face of opinion here, but to me nearly all of exaggeratedly priced exotica all pretty bland and similar themselves.

So along comes upstart Italian company, led by a called Pagani, and makes the Zonda. So it has a big Mercedes V12 in the middle and out some hundred horsepower and but what really catches the of the beholder is how crazily different and it looks amongst its supercar

Perhaps the only car that to mind for its outlandish bold is the Lamborghini Reventon. which far more like a stealth than it does a car. even the Zonda feels the of years, and ten of them for a car is by all mean a career. So a new one is in the works, and it#8217;s here.

And talking about aesthetics, this is a fabulous-looking and not just in supercar terms, fabulous-looking in any car terms. That end is wonderfully curved, and strikes the right balance. The berlinetta has to be a consequence of the cockpit-forward, mid-engined looks sumptious, not to mention in a day when most cars for a coupé-look even if they are

And the whole effect is heightened by the and those gill-like things, make it look like a Batmobile. That#8217;s what this car stand out, crazy, quirky, head-turning It could be powered by a two-… for all I care, it#8217;s the leap in downright beauty that it a desirable car for me.

The Zonda isn#8217;t but falls into the category of that have a hard-to-swallow that comes more a preoccupation of aerodynamics than the of looking great. And what#8217;s the of it going fast, if it#8217;ll into bits as soon as it 200mph?

Citroen C6

Of course, it#8217;s all nice, but if the Zonda is anything to go by, cost €1,000,000 and only ten be made each year. A because I#8217;d live to see one of live in the flesh (or in the metal, as it and I suppose the few super-rich customers keep it under lock and key and flahs it around in -monte or Lake Como.

Citroen: back in the s**t

can be a slanted blog. I freely I like Citroens, and it shows. nearly hit the shitter, Toyota from super-reliable to utterly overnight, and I didn#8217;t breathe a on the subject. But Citroen announces pathetic plan for the future and I tapping away at my keyboard.

No carmaker (perhaps apart Volvo) can prompt me more to than the Marque . though if the piece of news is true, could change.

It would Citroen is returning to its dingy of corporate, accountant-run projects. the renaissance of its characteristic quirkiness, by cars like the C3 Pluriel, the C4 and C6, decided it#8217;s time to in. After announcing the Essentialle which was supposed to be dedicated to cheap, simple cars and be a to the luxury DS-badged line-up and by the C-Cactus concept, Citroen chickened out of the basic concept :

has uncovered aspects of the car that buyers were not happy The lack of dashboard and the way its instruments are around the steering column said to be particularly off-putting.

is also considering fitting windows instead of the concept’s units, which reduce

At least the comments on the article far more lucid than judgement on this issue, that what Citroen is is basically alienating their customers while failing to new ones. And it#8217;s a pretty most people who take in the aforementioned research are idiots.

And the worst was reserved for last. Of all cars in existence, the only one I want, given the choice, is the C6. It#8217;s the Citroen flagship, and the model of the Citroen#8217;s line-up and the by which the quirky-factor can be measured.

And make no mistake, if Citroen up the C6, all is lost.

Citroen is also on a successor to the C6, although the replacement according to Banzet, be “something It will still be a flagship but of an as-yet-undisclosed format, though kind of crossover seems

A crossover. The most pointless, pathetic brainfart of the car industry of the two decades. Big Citroens are the epitome of and style, and they#8217;re a beacon of taste for those who can#8217;t the nouveau-riche vulgarity of BMW#8217;s, and Mercedes. To give it a format only driven by morons is to its point.

To drive a big Citroen you to have intelligence and taste. To a crossover you have to have no for cars, only for flashiness and taller than other And these people who will go for and such utter crap going to buy a Citroen.

They#8217;re to buy stuff like a BMW X6 or a Q7, because only made to sport If anything, a big Citroen driver that he/she doesn#8217;t about the fricking badge, he/she knows that who are impressed by badges can only be slimy weasels.

So Citroen, some sense. Don#8217;t let a that probably has more cars to its name than any fall into the muck and of the rest of the herd.

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