Hot on the heels of the recently announced Peugeot 301 sedan, sister company Citroen too has announced its own line of sedans aimed at the developing markets. High on luxury and equally high on horsepower, the new C-Elysée is essentially a 301 doppelganger with Citroen while the C4 L is its mainstream hatchback’s sedan version. With distinctive taillights and a prominent grille, the C-Elysée is targeted at the mid-sized budget compact sedan segment. The model is almost identical to the 301 though it features elements unique to the model including the tail lamps, wheels and a new fascia.
In-cabin goodies offered with the model include GPS navigation, an air ionizer, fully heated windscreen, a rear view camera and Bluetooth connectivity. The model will be offered with three engine options including an HDi 92, a VTi 115 and a VTi 72. The C-Elysée will be built in the company’s Spanish manufacturing unit and will be launched before end of 2012 in Algeria, Central Europe, Spain and Turkey.
Penned at Citroen’s Shanghai-based new design studio, the C4 L is an extended version of the C4 hatchback. The model comes with comfier rear seats that can be tilted up to 29 degree and the car stand around 10 cm longer than the C4. The model also comes with gadgetry like GPS navigation, a rear-view camera, a heated windscreen, automatic headlights, an air quality management system, a retuned suspension and additional sound muffling materials.
The C4 L comes with two engine choices including a 150-170 hp THP engine and a 136 hp 1.8-liter VTi 135 engine. The model will be produced in Wuhan, China, North Africa and Kaluga, Russia and will hit these three respective zones by either the end of 2012 or the first half of 2013.
Via: Auto Blog