Citroën Elysée

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Citroën Elysée
Manufacturer Citroën
Also called Citroën C-Elysée (from 2008)
Production 2002-present (1st gen. in China)
2013-present (2nd gen. in Spain)
Assembly Wuhan, Hubei, China (DPC)
Vigo, Spain
Body and chassis
Class compact
Body style sedan
Layout FF layout
Related Citroën ZX, Citroën Xsara
Engine 1.6L I4 petrol
Wheelbase 2,540 mm (100.0 in)
Length 4,305 mm (169.5 in)
Width 1,707 mm (67.2 in)
Height 1,413 mm (55.6 in)
Curb weight 1,125 kg (2,480 lb)

The Citroën Elysée is a compact sedan 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.

First generation (2002-2013)[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.

The Elysee VIP version was launched in 2005: the VIP is a stretched variant of the Elysee with a wheelbase extended by 15 centimeter and more luxurios interior. [1]

2008 facelift as C Elysée[edit]

Citroën C Elysée at Beijing 2008
Rear quarter

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-)[edit]

Main article: Peugeot 301 (2012)
2013 C-Elysée, Santiago Carshow, Chile 2012

The second generation C-Elysée is built in Vigo, Spain, along with the Peugeot 301, on which it is based, for markets in North Africa and Eastern Europe. The C-Elysée is also manufactured in China as its predecessor.


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