Citroën C-Elysée 2017: Test and prices

Citroën C-Elysée 2017: Test and prices

First contact the renewed Citroën C-Elysée. Vigo for the world, the French car does not want to lose the thread between saloons “low-cost”. Your changes, merely aesthetic and technological.

Citroen C-Elysée 2017, more technology

Citroen C-Elysée 2017, more technology

Citroen C-Elysée 2017, more technology

Citroen C-Elysée 2017, more technology

The compact saloons They seem to gain in interest in recent times. The recent arrival also with the Fiat Tipo clear focus “low-cost”, It seems to have focused attention on such vehicles. Mismamente Citroen have seen it as well, recognizing that the arrival of competition to its representative in this segment, the C-Elysée, has meant that many more people “are set in this type of silhouette” that seemed to grab a lot of interest.

2017 will be one interesting fight also in this segment of compact saloons “low-cost” -or with good value, whichever you prefer to call it between Dacia Logan, the aforementioned Citroen C-Elysée and Fiat Tipo and “brothers” Seat Toledo and Skoda Rapid. Each with a personalized approach, but there are. And these, the French have updated face the first quarter of this year, the C-Elysée.

A car that boasts reduced prices, amplitude interior and trunk, and it is manufactured in Spain, in the Vigo factory, for everyone, especially for emerging markets. Your current generation is sold since 2013, so already playing a upgrade, although it focuses on the aesthetic section especially in the front, with new grille and headlights and front and traseros- in technological. The latter is certainly the most interesting and which we will detail below.

The mechanical part, yes, remains unchanged After the additions that renewed the range in 2015: in Diesel, 1.6 BlueHDi block sends 100 hp and five-speed manual transmission; in gasoline, PureTech 1.2 82 hp and manual six, and 1.6 VTi 115 hp, available with the latter EAT6 automatic transmission and torque converter.

Citroen C-Elysée 2017

Citroen C-Elysée 2017: new technology

He new Citroen C-Elysée, above all, it is most technologically than before. Opening hole in the dashboard we find also renewed new horizontal and touch screen 7 inches, manageable as a tablet. In her womb, the “Citroën Connect Nav” system can display three-dimensional maps and traffic issues warnings and incidents in real time (free service during the first three years of the car). It also allows use by Voice Control.

Add to this the “Mirror Screen” system, that displays the screen of your smartphone and certain applications on the screen of the car, and have a technological ensemble that, it is true, is offered from the second and higher level of equipment (Shine). The latter system is compatible with “MirrorLink”, “Apple carplay” and new in the Citroën house, also with “Android Auto”.

And from the level of basic equipment (Feel), the C-Elysée has cruise control and speed limiter, rear parking assistance detector and low tire pressure. If the aforementioned new connectivity they want, the superior finish (Shine) adds the “Mirror Screen” touch screen and rear view camera. The new “Citroën Connect Nav” is added as option, although in the launch phase of the car is offered gift.

Citroen C-Elysée 2017

Citroen C-Elysée 1.6 BlueHDi 110: test

As we said, the new Citroen C-Elysée does not change in any section that directly affects the car’s behavior. It remains a sedan, besides its compact size with great habitability and space (Especially with 506 liters of trunk), it is shown very comfortable and convenient, watchword of the brand.

It feels a light car (This version says 1,165 kg to the scale) with a good setup (Part of the platform and “old” C3) and a nice touch steering (Power) from the wheel of generous dimensions. He Diesel engine continues to stand out pleased to use, its elastic and a character good response from well below at the counter.

Said steering wheel, which as we found a few years ago in a first contact, still more regulation than high, makes you realize then that this is a car philosophy “low-cost”. You will not find big “luxuries” in some details, such as engine noise insulation or inside, where hard plastics dominate. But it is true that with the advent of the new 7-inch touch screen the cabin is now present and modern.

Citroen C-Elysée 2017

Citroën C-Elysée 2017: prices

– Gasoline:

C-Elysée PureTech 82 FEEL: 11,100 euros.

C-Elysée PureTech 82 SHINE: 12,000 euros.

C-Elysée VTi 115 FEEL: 12,300 Euros.

C-Elysée VTi 115 SHINE: 13,200 Euros.

C-Elysée VTi 115 EAT6 FEEL: 13,600 Euros.

C-Elysée VTi 115 EAT6 SHINE: 14,500.

C-Elysée VTi 115 GLP FEEL: 14,350 Euros.

C-Elysée VTi 115 GLP SHINE: 15,250 Euros.

– Diesel:

C-Elysée BlueHDi 100 FEEL: 13,400 Euros.

C-Elysée BlueHDi 100 SHINE: 14,300 Euros.

(Prices promotional discount of 2,500 euros included, if financed, in addition, a discount of 1,300 euros and the price is added base is less than 10,000 euros)

Citroen C-Elysée 2017

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