Auto-sales-statistics-China-Citroen_C6-sedanMonthly and annual sales figures for the Citroën C6 in China.

The Chinese-built C6 has nothing to do with the European C6 of a few years ago as this is a China-only large sedan, produced by Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën and it’s basically the same car as the Dongfeng Fengshen (Aeolus) A9, yet positioned higher in the market and with a fancier interior. An even higher positioned DS9 premium sedan on the same platform is expected too.

The C6 competes with the Ford Taurus, Buick LaCrosse, Toyota Crown and the Volkswagen Phideon, a segment that has already died in Europe and is shrinking in the US, but still very much alive in China. These cars are positioned just below luxury sedans like the BMW 3-Series L, Audi A4L and Mercedes-Benz C-Class L, but offer more interior room and more standard equipment compared to those locally produced Germans.

Dimensions of the C6 are 4.980/1.840/1.470 mm with a wheelbase of 2.900 mm and powertrain options are two turbocharged four-cylinder engines, both mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission: a 1.6-liter with 166hp/245Nm and a 1.8 liter with 204hp/280Nm, which may be a bit too small for Chinese tastes, especially considering the competition offers engines above 2-liters and even V6’s. Prices range from 189.900 yuan to 279.900 yuan. (€24.600,- / US$ 27,600 to €36.300,- / US$ 40,600). In comparison, the Citroën C5 starts at 180.000 yuan and ends at 240.000 yuan in China, and the locally made Mercedes-Benz C-Class L starts at 314.000 yuan and ends at 590.000 yuan. The Dongfeng Fengshen A9 is priced similar to the Citroën C5.

Car sales statistics from China only include domestic production and exclude imported models.

 

Citroën
C6
2016
Citroën
C6
2017
Citroën
C6
2018
Citroën
C6
2019
Citroën
C6
2020
January 685 195 131 107
February 596 85 76 36
March 620 594 215 68
April 610 982 145 42
May 649 652 53 157
June 499 518 311
July 509 379 256
August 560 150 282
September 544 377 84 223
October 417 300 44 188
November 1.115 271 126 182
December 2.003 239 116 369

Citroën
C6
2019 2.431
2018 3.925
2017 5.915
2016 4.079

 

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Sources: Manufacturers, Chooseauto.