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2008 Citroën C-Elysee

2008 Citroën C-Elysee
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Citroën unveiled a new model, the C-Elysée, in Beijing on 8 April 2008. Based on the Elysée, the newcomer benefits from numerous upgrades in terms of styling, quality and technology.

The C-Elysée strengthens the range of models produced in China by Dong Feng Peugeot Citroën Automobiles (DPCA), consisting of the C2, Fukang, Xsara Picasso and C-Triomphe. The range is rounded out by the C4 Coupé, C5 saloon and C6, imported from Europe.

2008 Citroën C-Elysee
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The C-Elysée is immediately recognisable as a new-generation Citroën with its expressive, modern-looking front end.

At the reveal press conference, Yves Moulin, Managing Director of Dongfeng Citroën, said that 300 improvements had been made to the C-Elysée, all of which can be perceived by the customer. 

The new range features three trim levels and five versions, fitted with the 1.6i 16V engine. The C-Elysée will be launched following its public debut at the Beijing Motor Show on 24 April.

 

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2016 Citroen E-Elysee

2016 Citroen E-Elysee

All-electric power for the affordable C-Elysee sedan

Launched in 2013, the C-Elysee replaced the Elysee, a small family sedan produced for the Chinese market by the Dongfeng-Citroen joint venture. The second-gen model is strongly related to the Peugeot 301 and shares its PSA PF1 platform with the Citroen C3 and DS3. But, unlike its predecessor, the C-Elysee is also built outside China and sold in certain markets in Europe and North Africa. While the compact isn’t particularly popular in these markets, it enjoys significantly more success in China, where it was Citroen’s best-selling vehicle in 2015 with 90,000 units sold. As a result, the French are looking to build on the momentum and expand the C-Elysee range in the world’s largest market.

Previously available with gasoline and diesel four-cylinder engines, the C-Elysee will soon go on sale with an all-electric drivetrain. The new powertrain will also bring a new name, with the electric sedan to be called the E-Elysee.

The upcoming sedan is part of Donfeng-Citroen’s ambitions to become a key player in the Chinese electric car market and joins the recently unveiled E-Mehari. But, unlike the four-seater cabriolet, the E-Elysee will offer enhanced practicality and a longer range.

Details about the E-Elysee are still scant as of his writing, but Citroen should unveil more data closer to the vehicle’s launch in 2017. Meanwhile, let’s have a closer look at what we already know about the sedan.

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Sébastien Loeb Driving A Citroen C-Elysee WTCC At Nurburgring: Video

Sébastien Loeb Driving A Citroen C-Elysee WTCC At Nurburgring: Video

Extraordinary things happen on the Nürburgring every day, but on May 15, something truly special is happening. For the first time ever, the FIA World Touring Car Championship will race on the Nürburgring in full 15.5-mile VLN configuration, which combines the GP circuit and Nordschleife. This incredible video of Sébastian Loeb hustling his Citroën C-Elysée WTCC around the ‘Ring during a practice session shows just how fast these front-wheel-drive WTCC machines are in the hands of drivers like Loeb, Yvan Muller and Nürburgring regular Sabine Schmidt.

How fast? Series points leader José María López, also in a Citroën, topped the time sheets with an incredible lap of just 8 minutes 41 seconds at a pre-race practice session, only about 20 seconds of the pace of the GT3 monsters that compete in the Nürburgring 24 hour race and VLN series. Seriously impressive stuff, considering WTCC cars put down around 380 turbocharged horsepower through the just the front wheels.
This is some hair-raising footage.

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2014 Citroen C-Elysee WTCC

2014 Citroen C-Elysee WTCC

Citroen revealed today the first details on the C-Elysee WTCC that will race in the World Touring Car Championship starting in the 2014 racing season. The model has now begun an intensive testing regimen and will make its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. During the WTCC series the model will be driven by Sébastien Loeb.

The model is based on the 2013 C-Elysee and has been is the first vehicle designed in accordance with new FIA regulations. The model is powered by the same 1.6-liter direct-injected, turbocharged engine found in the the DS3 WRC. It delivers a total of approximately 380 horsepower and will send its power to the front wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox.

When compared to the standard version, the WTCC model is distinguished by a more aggressive aerodynamic kit that includes a new splitter, a redesigned front bumper with a prominent double chevron, new front and rear wings, and a set of 18-inch wheels.

Updated 08/07/2013: Citroen unveiled a new video featuring its upcoming C-Elysee WTCC driven to the extremes. Behind the wheel was Sébastien Loeb and WTCC champion Yvan Muller. You will also have the chance to see the two drivers at the upcoming World Touring Car Championship.

Read more about the C-Elysee WTCC after the jump.

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2013 Citroen C-Elysee

2013 Citroen C-Elysee

While everyone’s attention was focused on debuts of the new Aston Martin Vanquish and the Bentley Continental GT Speed, Citroen was also expanding its model line-up with the unveiling of two new models: the new generation C-Elysee and the C4 L.

The new C-Elysee was designed for families looking for an attractive, affordable sedan. When creating the car, Citroen designers had to start from scratch, but the result is a model with an innovative design and a roomy interior that is ideal for families. Depending on the market, the new C-Elysee will be offered with the latest generation VTi 72 petrol engine or a new VTi 115 engine, combined with a manual or an automatic gearbox.

Sales for the new Citroen C-Elysee will begin at the end of 2012 and the model will be sold in selected international markets.

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2008 Citroën C-Elysee

2008 Citroën C-Elysee

Citroën unveiled a new model, the C-Elysée, in Beijing on 8 April 2008. Based on the Elysée, the newcomer benefits from numerous upgrades in terms of styling, quality and technology.

The C-Elysée strengthens the range of models produced in China by Dong Feng Peugeot Citroën Automobiles (DPCA), consisting of the C2, Fukang, Xsara Picasso and C-Triomphe. The range is rounded out by the C4 Coupé, C5 saloon and C6, imported from Europe.

The C-Elysée is immediately recognisable as a new-generation Citroën with its expressive, modern-looking front end.

At the reveal press conference, Yves Moulin, Managing Director of Dongfeng Citroën, said that 300 improvements had been made to the C-Elysée, all of which can be perceived by the customer. 

The new range features three trim levels and five versions, fitted with the 1.6i 16V engine. The C-Elysée will be launched following its public debut at the Beijing Motor Show on 24 April.

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