A short history relating to the Citroen C6 Saloon car which was first released in 2005.
The Citroen C6 Saloon was designed and built for the start of 2005 and gave Citroen a foot in the increasingly competitive executive car marketplace. Originally the lineage was inspired in the last century when Citroen showed off a prototype at the Geneva Motor Show in 1999 and Citroen made minor alterations between that and the model which was to become the C6.
Coming as either a four-door fastback or saloon, the executive car had big wheels to fill when its predecessor the Citroen XM was retired at the turn of the millennium. With its FF layout and six speed manual or automatic transmission, the C6 has become a firm favourite with motorists who are looking to arrive at their destinations in a touch of class.
What helps the C6 is that it in many ways resembles the style of the XM, with a concave rear window supporting the driver and a fastback profile. In other ways though the Citroen C6 is definitely its own car. It has a spacious boot rather than being a hatchback, it is able to work off four cylinders and had a dual turbo introduced.
The car’s appeal is that it is a smoother more comfortable executive version of anything that the BMW or the Audi brands have been able to capture in their executive range. Not only is the ride smooth, it is one of the safest cars to drive thanks to some excellent safety features which can be activated.
As well as alerting the driver when drifting out of lanes, the car offers xenon directional headlights and a head-up display. It also became the very first to be given four stars for pedestrian safety following the Euro NCAP test safety trials in Belgium. With rumours of the Citroen C6 being phased out for a DS9 vehicle, it is best to drive it while you have the chance.