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[YesAuto Purchase Manual] ² On October 17, Dongfeng Citroen’s new mid-size car C6 was officially launched. It is positioned higher than the C5 that is still on sale, focusing on the mid-to-high-end mid-size car market for joint venture brands. The new car has two powers, 1.6T and 1.8T, four configurations, and five models. Among them, 1.6T is the 350THP series, 1.8T is the 380THP series, and the overall price range is 18.99-27.99 million yuan. Although there are not many models, the price span is quite large, so this article will also analyze which car is more worth buying.

● Model introduction:

Dongfeng Citroen C6 is a brand-new mid-size car launched by Citroen in China. Although the model name is easy to be confused with the previously imported medium and large sedan C6, in fact this domestically produced C6 is the replacement model of C5 overseas. That is to say, Dongfeng Citroen C6=Overseas version of C5, and the purpose of the name change is obviously that the manufacturer wants to deploy the C6 in the mid-to-high-end market of joint venture medium-sized vehicles, while the C5, which has been in service for many years, continues to use its waste heat to enter the low-end market.

The design of French cars has always been fine, and this Dongfeng Citroen C6 (hereinafter referred to as the new C6) is also the same. At first glance, it looks very beautiful, and it has a sci-fi sense of integration with the front grille. Of course, overly sci-fi style may make it lose some business temperament. The body size is 4980mm×1858mm×1475mm, and the wheelbase has reached 2900mm. The stature is quite satisfactory, longer than the Magotan and shorter than the LaCrosse.

Body size comparison
Model New C6 Magotan Lacrosse
Length (mm) 4980 4866 5018
Width (mm) 1858 1832 1866
Height (mm) 1475 1464 1459
Wheelbase (mm) 2900 2871 2905

The interior of the new C6 also has a sense of design and technology. As for the luxury, it depends on the configuration. We will elaborate on the second page. The minimalist center console lines are very eye-catching. The space performance is also very good, the editor with a height of 173cm can sit very comfortably in the front and rear rows.

In terms of power, the new C6 is equipped with 1.6T and 1.8T engines. The former has a maximum power of 167 horsepower/6000rpm and a peak torque of 245 N·m/1400-4000rpm; the latter has a maximum power of 204 horsepower at 5500rpm and a peak torque of 280 N·m/ 1400-4000rpm. Matching with the engine is a 6-speed automated manual gearbox. In terms of chassis, the new C6 is a standard combination of the front McPherson + rear multi-link independent suspension in the same class.

● Vehicle configuration analysis

The new C6 has launched a total of 5 models, two with 1.6T and three with 1.8T, with a price range of 189,900 to 279,900 yuan. Among them, the two 1.6T models can also enjoy the preferential policy of halving the purchase tax. It should be noted that it is still unclear whether they can continue to enjoy the preferential next year, so owners who plan to purchase 1.6T models have to make up their own minds. (It can save about 8000-9000 yuan).

2017 Dongfeng Citroen C6 Know the price
Model Price (ten thousand yuan)
350THP Comfortable 18.99
350THP luxury type 20.19
380THP luxury type 21.89
380THP premium type 23.99
380THP flagship 27.99

■ 350THP comfortable official guide price: 189,900 yuan (you can enjoy purchase tax subsidy in 2016)

The 350THP Comfort is the entry-level model of the whole series with a guide price of 189,900 yuan. It is also the only model in the whole series with a guide price of less than 200,000 yuan. However, in terms of configuration, the performance of this car is not bad, electric rearview mirror folding, cruise control, keyless entry, one-button start, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, 8-inch color central control screen that supports mobile phone mapping, etc. It is its standard configuration.

350THP Comfortable basic configuration
External configuration

LED daytime running lights, halogen headlights, front fog lights, 17-inch wheels, 225/55 R17 tires,

Electric rearview mirror folding

Internal configuration

Keyless entry, keyless start, 8-inch color touch screen, smart phone mapping, Bluetooth system,

Driver's attention warning system

Security configuration Bosch 9.1 body stability system, four airbags, reversing radar

Of course, due to the lowest positioning, it does not have the two fist configurations of leather seats and sunroofs that are particularly popular in China. To a certain extent, this may affect consumers' decision-making when choosing. Of course, except for these two configurations, the overall performance of the Citroen C6 350THP Comfort is quite satisfactory. The safety configuration is relatively complete, and there are many convenient and high-grade configurations such as keyless entry and keyless start, and more importantly For a price of less than 200,000 yuan, it is certainly attractive to be able to buy a large car with a length of close to 5 meters and a wheelbase of 2.9 meters.

■ 350THP luxury official guide price: 201,900 yuan (you can enjoy purchase tax subsidies in 2016)

The price of the 350THP luxury model is 12,000 more expensive than the entry-level model. Because the power is exactly the same, the price of 12,000 yuan is all reflected in the configuration, such as panoramic sunroof, blind spot monitoring, front and rear radar and reversing images, tire pressure monitoring, three-layer soundproof glass in the front row, leather seats, etc. It is a high-grade and practical configuration.

Model configuration comparison
Model 350THP Comfortable

350THP luxury type

Official guide price 189,900 yuan

201,900 yuan

Spread 12,000 yuan
Panoramic skylight
Blind spot monitoring
Front parking radar
Number of airbags 4 6
Automatic anti-glare inside rearview mirror
Three-layer soundproof glass in the front row
Seat material Fabric Genuine Leather
Heated front seats
Electric adjustment of the main driver's seat
Automatic headlights
Automatic wiper
11 speaker sound system

Compared with the price difference of 12,000 yuan and the configuration difference between the 350THP comfort type and the luxury type, the 12,000 yuan is quite worth it. Panoramic sunroofs, electrically adjustable leather seats, seat heating, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, etc. are all practical daily configurations. For friends with relatively limited budgets, it is worth buying. And 350THP compared with 380THP luxury, although weaker and less power several “high force grid” configuration, but taking into account the difference of 17,000 yuan and 8000-9000 yuan to buy this year, but also save the purchase tax, total The difference can be around 25,000 yuan, so the 350THP luxury type is the most cost-effective.

■ 380THP Luxury official guide price: 219,900 yuan

The price of the 380THP luxury model is 17,000 yuan more expensive than the 350THP luxury model. In addition, due to displacement reasons, it cannot enjoy the purchase tax reduction subsidy, so the gap in the terminal price is bound to be about 25,000 yuan. Of course, spending more money in exchange for stronger power, as well as a lot of highly “forced” advanced configuration. Therefore, although their models are the same as the “luxury” models, the differences are not small.

Model configuration comparison
Model 350THP luxury type 380THP luxury type
Official guide price 201,900 yuan 218,900 yuan
Purchase tax concessions About 0.8-0.9 million no
Guide spread 17,000 yuan
engine 1.6T 1.8T
Maximum power 167 horsepower/123 kilowatts 204 horsepower / 150 kilowatts
Maximum torque 245 Nm 280 Nm
8-way electric adjustable passenger seat
Rear seat backrest electric adjustment
12.3 inch full LCD instrument panel
GPS navigation system

First of all, the 8-way electric adjustment of the passenger seat can be regarded as a more practical and face-saving configuration, especially for receiving relatives and friends. When he sits in the passenger seat, the electric seat is always much better than the manual seat. . Secondly, the rear seat backrest angle adjustment, 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel and navigation system. Among them, the rear seats are electrically adjusted. Although the frequency of daily use is not too high, it looks very impressive. The 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel is the “premium” that drivers can feel every day. As for the navigation system, it can be said to be the icing on the cake. In short, compared with the luxury 380THP and 350THP, the power improvement is one aspect, and the more important thing is the more “highly forced” configuration. But if you see this, don't worry, if you want to buy a 1.8T model and have a sufficient budget, there are more good things for the 380THP distinguished model introduced later!

■ 380THP distinguished official guide price: 239,900 yuan

The price of the 380THP premium model is 21,000 more expensive than the 380THP luxury model, and the price gap is gradually getting bigger, and these configurations that can be exchanged for more than 20,000 yuan can be described as excellent value for money! Including: full LED headlights, interior atmosphere lights, Citroen Connect car interconnection system, car Wi-Fi, adaptive cruise, active emergency braking, collision warning, pedestrian recognition, dynamic brake assist, lane departure keeping, speed limit intelligence Identification, four-door three-layer soundproof glass, etc. The safety of the vehicle has been significantly improved. In addition, the addition of LED headlights and 18-inch wheels can also make the vehicle feel stronger.

From the configuration table, I think it’s not difficult for everyone to find that the configuration of the 380THP premium model is very obvious compared to the luxury model. In terms of appearance, the full LED headlights are a higher grade than the 380THP luxury halogen headlights. The ventilation and massage function of the seat and the independent air-conditioning in the rear can bring a higher level of comfort to the improvement. And, the most important thing is that it is also equipped with a very rich high-tech safety configuration. Therefore, if you have ample budget, the 380THP premium model is the second version of the Citroen C6 car series that I think is worth recommending.

■ 380THP flagship official guide price: 279,900 yuan

Finally, I talked about the flagship 380THP with the top model. It is 40,000 yuan more expensive than the 380THP premium model with the second top model. It is also the two models with the largest difference in price. In terms of configuration, the top model has the addition of sub The driver's 10-way electric adjustable seat, front passenger seat massage, rear seat heating and ventilation, and other comfort configurations are not included. The configuration difference is also mainly reflected in the quite high-grade interior materials such as Nappa leather, Windsor houndstooth interior texture, and natural solid wood texture. In addition, the 360-degree panoramic image, the downturn of the rear-view mirror, the memory of the main driver's seat, and the intelligent high-beam lights also bring convenience to daily driving. However, the reverse rearview mirror downturn and the memory function of the main driver's seat only appear on the top-mounted models, which is not reasonable. I hope that it can be explored in the future.

Model configuration comparison
Model 380THP premium type

380THP flagship

Official guide price 239,900 yuan

279,900 yuan

Spread 40,000 yuan
Full cabin imported Nappa first layer cowhide
Windsor houndstooth interior texture
Natural wood interior texture
Intelligent high beam assist system
Panoramic image
The exterior rearview mirror automatically flips down when reversing
Main driver's seat memory
Rear seats are ventilated
Heated rear seats
Rear seat massage
Denon 5.1 channel audio system

In terms of comprehensive configuration performance, the most attractive highlight of the 380THP flagship model is that it is different from all other models of advanced materials. Nappa leather, houndstooth pattern, solid wood interiors, and advanced audio are priced at less than 280,000 yuan. For medium-sized cars in Yuan, it can be described as luxurious, even rare. Of course, from the perspective of cost performance, it is 40,000 more expensive than the 380THP premium model. The configuration that can be used with a higher daily usage rate may be mainly memory seats and panoramic images. Therefore, the 380THP flagship model is more suitable for buyers who have higher pursuits with multiple interior materials, and more bears the benchmark position of the Citroen brand in China's flagship sedan.

● Recommended models:

Among the 5 models, we most recommend the 350THP luxury model. Its performance is very rich in terms of configuration, especially the panoramic sunroof, front and rear radar, reversing image, automatic inner rearview mirror, anti-glare, and tire pressure. Monitoring, leather seats, automatic headlights, etc. are all equipped. In addition, compared with the 380THP luxury model, although the power is slightly lower, and it lacks the electric adjustment of the co-pilot, 12.3-inch LCD instrument panel, GPS navigation system and rear electric adjustment Wait for some more prominent configurations, but considering the difference in the guide price of the two cars and the preferential purchase tax policies that can be enjoyed now, the overall price difference will be around 25,000 yuan, and the 350THP luxury model that just came out of 200,000 yuan can be said to be a C6 family. The most cost-effective.

If you have a sufficient budget and want to buy a 1.8T model, the 380THP premium model is worth buying! Compared with the 380THP luxury model, it is very obvious. It is equipped with full LED headlights, ambient lights, on-board interconnection, complete safety configurations, and adaptive cruise control that can reduce the burden of long-distance driving. In addition, four-door three-layer sound-proof glass, front seat ventilation + massage, four-zone air conditioning and other functions also make it have a very good comfort performance. For the above, an extra 21,000 yuan was spent, worth it! More importantly, there are no mainstream mid-size cars such as Passat, Magotan, and LaCrosse with a horizontal comparison guide price of 240,000 or even 250,000.

to sum up:

The launch of Dongfeng Citroen C6 not only takes over the handover of C5, but also continues to compete with competitors of the same level in the mid-to-high-end mid-size car market. At the same time, it will also be launched as the brand's flagship model. The 380THP flagship model is a typical example. It has a great advantage over competitors in terms of material selection, but from the perspective of price, it has entered many joint ventures. In the range of medium and large cars, it is more of a brand image. The main sales contribution will still be the mid-range models with 350THP luxury and 380THP premium models. At the same time, the performance of the entry-level models of the new C6 will also give People feel more kind, and the price of less than 190,000 yuan can also attract many consumers who have a limited budget for car purchase but have a pursuit of riding space. As for whether the new C6 can achieve a good result in the future, it needs to be verified by the market. From the guidance price, Dongfeng Citroen's pricing strategy is quite reasonable.