Citroen C-Elysee and C4 L, compact sedan with the crisis

Then came the hour of low-cost compact sedan. Citroen has just introduced two new models who will join a segment that has already started its revival with a wave of products from brands antagonists, but with the common goal of providing an elegant, economical and practical to recover the role of the saloon. Citroën C4 and C-Elysee L represent the alternative to the Peugeot 301, chevron siblings PSA affordable sedan designed specifically for emerging markets.

The Citroën C4 L will be manufactured in China and Russia and will be sold in these markets and neighboring countries. But even more interesting is the case of the Citroen C-Elysee to be manufactured in Vigo (Spain) and will be marketed in our country as well as Turkey, Algeria and Central Europe. We are talking about a sedan generous in size, but not excessive, with 4.43 meters long and a spacious trunk with 506 liters volume that places it among the best in its class.

Both reach their respective markets later this year.

citroen-c-elysee-08-dmCitroen C-Elysee and restrained range of engines
The engine range will depend largely on the market in which it is sold. However, this Citroen C-Elysee start with a modest VTi of 72 hp and 110 Nm of torque from 3,000 rpm that aims to be extremely durable and approved saver with a consumption of 5 litres/100 kilometers. Be associated with a five-speed manual gearbox or a robotised gearbox. Also be placed over a VTi 115 hp.

The engine will be a more reasonable HDi 92 hp with a consumption of 4.1 litres/100 km and CO2 emissions of 108 g / km.

Citroën C4 L: a touch of distinction to China and Russia
citroen-c4-l-11-dmIn the case of C4 L has opted for a more elegant design, even if I may some premium touches. The body grows to 4.62 meters and the chrome emphasize their presence. Its interior is spacious and will have a trunk with a volume of 440 liters. In short it is a clear sign of interest from Citroen to launch an affordable sedan, but distinguished in Chinese and Russian markets.

The engine range will consist of a BMW source THP alternatives between 150 and 170 horsepower, coupled to a six-speed manual or sequential robotised. There will also be access VTi 136 hp associated with a manual five or six speeds.

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