Citroën Elysée

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Citroën Elysée
Citroën C-Elysée II facelift China 2017-03-24.jpg
Second generation Citroën C-Elysée
Overview
ManufacturerCitroën
Also calledCitroën C-Elysée
Production2002–present

The Citroën Elysée is a small family saloon car produced for the Chinese domestic market by the Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile, a joint venture between the French PSA Group (Peugeot-Citroën) and the Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng Motor. Production commenced in June 2002.

First generation (2002–2013)[edit]

Citroën Elysée
Citroën Elysée China 2012-06-16.JPG
Citroën C-Elysée sedan facelift China 2015-04-06.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerCitroën
Also calledCitroën C-Elysée
Production2002–2013
AssemblyWuhan, Hubei, China
Body and chassis
ClassSmall family car (C)
Body style4-door saloon
LayoutFF layout
RelatedCitroën ZX
Citroën Xsara
Powertrain
Engine1.6 L N6A 10XA3A PSA I4 (petrol)
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,540 mm (100.0 in)
Length4,305 mm (169.5 in) (2002–2007)
4,367 mm (171.9 in) (2008–2013)
Width1,707 mm (67.2 in) (2002–2007)
1,708 mm (67.2 in) (2008–2013)
Height1,413 mm (55.6 in)
Curb weight1,125 kg (2,480 lb)–1,165 kg (2,568 lb)

Design[edit]

The Elysée was designed in China and is derived from the Citroën ZX, with many parts (including the dashboard) taken from the Citroën Xsara and Citroën Saxo.

The car has a VTS sport version with only red colour.

Elysée VIP[edit]

The Elysée VIP version was launched in 2005. The VIP is a stretched variant of the Elysée with a wheelbase extended by 15 centimetres and more luxurious interior taking similar styling cues to the Citroën Fukang. It then ended production in 2010.[1]

2008 facelift[edit]

The facelifted C Elysée was introduced on April 8, 2008, at the Beijing International Motor Show. The front and rear ends are heavily reworked, bringing the model in line with Citroën's current corporate design. At the end of February 2009 an Elysée hatchback joined the range, replacing the previous Citroën Fukang.

It is powered by the 1.6 L (1587 cc) PSA TU5 JP4 engine, featuring 16 valves DOHC design and producing 109 hp (81 kW; 111 PS).

Second generation (2013–present)[edit]

Citroën C-Elysée
Citroën C-Elysée II (left) & Citroën C-Elysée II facelift China 2017-03-25.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerCitroën
Production2013–present
Model years2014–present
AssemblyWuhan, Hubei, China
Vigo, Spain
Body and chassis
ClassSmall family car (C)
Body style4-door saloon
LayoutFF layout
Powertrain
Engine1.6 L EC5 CNG I4 (petrol)
1.6 L NFP I4 (petrol)
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed automatic
4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,652 mm (104.4 in)
Length4,427 mm (174.3 in)
Width1,748 mm (68.8 in)
Height1,476 mm (58.1 in)
Citroën C-Elysée in Chile

The second generation, called Citroën C-Elysée, is built in Vigo, Spain, along with the Peugeot 301, on which it is based, for markets in North Africa, South America and Western Europe (Belgium, France & Luxembourg), Eastern Europe and Southern Europe. The C-Elysée is also manufactured in China, as is its predecessor.

2017 facelift[edit]

Citroën C-Elysée facelift (China)

A facelift was presented at the end of 2016 and sales began in the second quarter of 2017, with the main changes being the front lights (with LED DRLs) and rear lights, and a multimedia touchscreen entertainment system compatible with Android Auto, Apple Carplay. The car also offers a rear camera as an option.

Citroën C-Elysée WTCC[edit]

In 2013, Citroën Racing created a new sub-division, the Citroën World Touring Car Team, in order to begin to run in addition in the 2014 World Touring Car Championship. The name Citroën C-Elysée WTCC has been chosen for the race car running in this world competition. It was developed in a few months, thanks to the experience of the Citroën World Rally Team.[2]

The Citroën World Touring Car Team won fourteen victories out of the fifteen first races of the 2014 WTCC season, in spite of the handicap of the 60 kg Compensation Weight put to the leading cars. The Citroën/Total WTCC Team won the Manufacturer's WTCC Championship,[3] 5 races before the end of the season, after the 2014 Shanghai first race, where Citroën recorded a magnificent one-two-three-four. The Citroën World Touring Car Team pilots also got the three first ranks of the Drivers' World Touring Car Championship.

Sales[edit]

Year Worldwide Production Worldwide sales Notes
2009 76,000[4] 75,500[4] TBA
2010 72,000[4] 71,800[4] TBA
2011 66,327[5] 65,545[5] TBA
2012 55,600[6] 55,600[6] TBA
2013 55,100[7] 55,900[7] TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Citroën Elysee VIP
  2. ^ "Citroën Racing - Projet M43 WTCC : Citroën WTCC 2014". 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  3. ^ "One year to win - Citroën WTCC 2014". 2014-10-12. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  4. ^ a b c d "Engine specs from PSA Peugeot Citroën" (PDF). Creator and designer. PSA Peugeot Citroën. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 June 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  5. ^ a b "PSA Annual Report 2012" (PDF). Car manufacturers. PSA. Retrieved 1 May 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Memento Mars 2013" (in French). PSA Peugeot Citroën. 21 February 2013: 50. Retrieved 31 July 2013.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Memento Mars 2014" (in French). PSA Peugeot Citroën. March 2014: 54,65. Retrieved 2014-09-26.[permanent dead link]

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