CitroŽn at the Salon de GenŤve 2008
the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, open to the public between 6 and 16 March,
CitroŽn is unveiling two new models: the C5 Tourer and the New
Berlingo. The C5 Tourer is a variation on the new C5, combining style,
space, functional design and performance, while the New Berlingo is an
ultra-functional family car. The arrival of these two new body styles –
fully representative of CitroŽn's rich, up-to-the-minute range – once
more illustrates CitroŽn's vitality.
CitroŽn is also
displaying the new C5 saloon, recently unveiled and scheduled to make
its market debut in the very near future. Also on show are the Nemo
Combi in an XTR version, and the C4 WRC, the champions' car in the 2007
World Rally Championship.
The focus on CitroŽn styling,
already illustrated by the two world firsts, gains further emphasis
with the presence of the Nemo Concetto concept car, inspired by the
CitroŽn will also be drawing
attention to its active environmental stance, with a range of models
carrying the Airdream signature. It is also presenting C-Cactus, an
essential, economic concept car emitting less than 80g/km of CO2.
public will also be able to see the restyled C3 Pluriel and two
demonstration vehicles: "Hybrid HDi" and "Particulate Filter".
range on offer thus aims to satisfy an increasingly broad customer base
with well targeted products that are designed to satisfy a full range
World first of the C5 Tourer: a vehicle of distinction
appeal, performance, prestige and quality, the C5 saloon and C5 Tourer
have all the qualities necessary to establish a strong position among
the leaders in the upper-mid range vehicle segment.
to arrive on the market in spring 2008, the C5 Tourer illustrates the
Marque's vitality and innovative talent. It will join CitroŽn's richest
and most modern range ever.
Dynamic, elegant styling with
distinctive character. Reflecting the sculpted design of the saloon,
the new C5 Tourer boasts elegant and dynamic styling, with a front end
identical to that of the saloon and a rear end of powerful appearance.
The flowing profile expresses a perfect balance. The body style of the
Tourer meets the challenge of combining style and space, performance
A driving position focused on the
driver. The carefully designed driving position is dedicated to the
driver. Like the instrument cluster, it is largely inspired by the
aerospace industry. Its design confirms the impression of performance
and vitality given by the exterior styling of the new C5 vehicles.
ergonomic driving controls, illustrated by a new-generation
fixed-centred controls steering wheel and driving aids, such as the
lane departure warning system and Xenon dual-function directional
headlamps, also make a real contribution to comfort.
comfort is tailored to suit a wide range of requirements with optimum
postural support. The front seats are available with two innovative
functions: an electrically controlled upper backrest, and a massage
function on the driver's seat.
First-class travel. The
pleasure of driving or being driven takes on a whole new dimension.
Particular attention was devoted to acoustic and vibration comfort for
a high-quality result.
The new C5 vehicles boast a
remarkably spacious cabin. The wheelbase is 65 mm longer than
previously, setting high standards in comfort for the occupants at both
front and rear. At the same time, the tailgate of the C5 Tourer is a
particularly satisfying alternative for customers who place the
emphasis on load volume.
Impeccable road manners. the new
C5 vehicles gain the high-performance running gear of the C6, designed
to soak up any bumps or dips in the road surface. They also feature a
choice of suspension systems. Customers can choose between the
Hydractive 3+ suspension, placing the emphasis on comfort and ride, and
a metallic suspension system for a more direct road feel that
nevertheless maintains the comfort that is a hallmark of CitroŽn
High-level safety. The body structure and
running gear feature the advanced characteristics of the C6 platform,
which is a benchmark for safety. The equipment available on the new C5
vehicles – with up to nine airbags, of which seven are standard – sets
the highest standards in active and passive safety.
on quality. The new C5 vehicles hold several aces in perceived quality
and quality-in-use. As part of the approval procedure, the vehicles
will have covered five million kilometres in road tests prior to its
New Berlingo: the comfort of a saloon and the practicality of an MPV
the Berlingo, CitroŽn started a new trend in vehicles. The Berlingo has
been the clear leader in the leisure activity vehicle segment in Europe
(17 countries) since 2003. CitroŽn has sold more than 1,000,000
Berlingos worldwide since its launch in 1996.
Berlingo will go on sale in second-half 2008. It will be sold alongside
the current Berlingo model. The current model will be available in some
countries as an entry-level offering called “Berlingo First”. This
strategy will enable the Marque to better meet the highly diverse needs
of its customers.
Adapting to all situations, the Berlingo meets growing customer demand for freedom and versatility in use.
New Berlingo retains the ultra-functional, family-friendly character of
the original and strengthens its personality with dynamic, upmarket
styling that also identifies it immediately as a CitroŽn. It features
saloon-like levels of comfort – for acoustics in particular – and
MPV-style practicality (tailgate with opening window, three independent
removable seats in row two, a redesigned Modutopģ and an overhead
storage rack). It also boasts impeccable road manners.
with its 110 bhp HDi diesel engine fitted with a particulate filter
(DPFS), the New Berlingo carries the Airdream environmental signature
given to the greenest models in the range.
Berlingo also takes care of its passengers with a range of comfort and
driveability features including hill start assist, a height- and
reach-adjustable steering wheel, the running gear of the C4 Picasso and
ESP. The New Berlingo is modern and stylish, with looks that convey a
strong impression of performance and strength.
C3 Pluriel: an open-air saloon of enhanced appeal and performance
by the commercial success of its supermini range, which also comprises
the C1, C2 and C3, CitroŽn is restyling the C3 Pluriel, its open-air
saloon. The emphasis is very much on performance, sophistication and
The C3 Pluriel gains exterior and interior
styling upgrades that show off the modern, easily recognisable lines to
greater advantage and underline the sophisticated looks of the cabin.
prestige styling. The C3 Pluriel places the emphasis on appeal with
styling upgrades that reflect its dynamic positioning.
C3 Pluriel gains larger restyled chevrons in the centre of the radiator
grille, clearly identifying it as a member of the CitroŽn family. The
chevrons create a link between the new headlamps, which gain a "smoky"
look with a new darker shade of orange for the indicators. The
modernised light units fit perfectly with the front end of the saloon,
underlining its lively, vibrant looks. The dynamic character of the
C3 Pluriel can also be seen in the new dark grey painted bumper grille,
fitted on all levels of trim.
Echoing the front end, the
chevrons are also bigger at the rear end of the vehicle. At the same
time, the colour of the rear light trim changes from aluminium grey to
An updated cabin for enhanced onboard comfort. The
upgrades made to the cabin of the C3 Pluriel reflect the changes in
exterior styling. They underline the vehicle's sophisticated,
meticulous looks and create a pleasant ambience on board.
All versions of the C3 Pluriel now have the same black interior design, which shows off the cabin to its best advantage.
Similarly, C3 Pluriel gains a polished chrome trim on the door handles, the air vent surrounds and the gear lever.
C3 Pluriel comes with a range of different trims and interior
ambiences, depending on the country. One option features "warp and
weft" fabric for leisure use, while another includes leather, to give
the cabin an elegant, comfortable look.
Nemo Combi: A compact, generous and convenient leisure-activity vehicle that is at ease anywhere
Combi is an innovative vehicle, with modern, friendly and dynamic
styling. Compact outside and spacious inside, it is functional, robust
and economical, with a range of features designed to ensure the comfort
of all five passengers.
For even greater versatility and a stronger focus on leisure, Nemo Combi is also available in an XTR version.
Compact exterior dimensions and optimised living space
The main features of Nemo Combi, a new arrival in the family of leisure activity vehicles, are:
compact exterior dimensions. Just 3.96 m and easy to handle, it is particularly at ease in the city;
ingenious design, fitting a wide range of features into a compact
space, with two seats at the front and three generous seats at the
rear, with a sizeable boot (356 litres under the parcel shelf, 884
litres up to the back of the front seat when the rear bench is tumbled
A wide range of features for efficiency and passenger comfort
Nemo Combi was developed to satisfy its users, with features including:
Nemo Concetto: meet Nemo
is displaying Nemo Concetto, a concept car based on Nemo, a compact,
practical and ingenious vehicle well-suited to this kind of exercise.
Concetto, a nod to Disney’s diminutive hero with its orange and white
colour scheme, perfectly illustrates Nemo's values as well as
underlining the many possibilities offered by this vehicle in terms of
With its irresistible personality and
physiognomy, Nemo Concetto illustrates the close ties between CitroŽn
Nemo and its movie-star namesake.
hand-in-hand with Disney on the project, each contributing its special
know-how. This partnership has resulted in a car that combines the
creativity and innovation of Disney with the entertaining, underwater
world of the film, while respecting the exacting requirements of the
Nemo Concetto is yet another example
of CitroŽn’s knack for designing vehicles with real personality.
Vehicles that match the lifestyles of their owners and adjust to their
environment… like a fish to water!
CitroŽn is displaying its current range at Geneva
Bottom left and bottom right C4
C-Cactus: a new take on the essential, ecological car
C-Cactus concept car reflects an ingenious approach to vehicle design.
The Marque's ambitious aim is to market an ecological hatchback with
cheerful, attractive styling, equipped with a hybrid HDi drivetrain
and sold at the same price as an entry-level C4.
this complex equation, CitroŽn is exploring new forms of design. It has
decided to abandon features that are not essential to comfort and
safety and to focus instead on technology, styling and equipment that
are positive, ecological and valued by users.
an ecological car. It includes a significant proportion of recycled or
recyclable materials and, like the plant it is named after, it is low
on consumption. Weighing just 1,180 kg and featuring a hybrid HDi
drivetrain, C-Cactus consumes 2.9 l/100 km for CO2 emissions of 78 g/km.
low production cost can be attributed to the use of new materials and
to a rational design process using a smaller number of parts. The cabin
is made up of just over 200 parts, i.e. almost half the number used by
a conventional hatchback of identical size.
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