CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF CITROËN BOLDNESS AND INNOVATION WITH A RANGE-SPANNING “ORIGINS” COLLECTOR’S EDITION!
100th birthday: to kick off its centenary year, the Citroën brand is unveiling an exclusive collector edition on several models* in its range: C1, C3, C3 Aircross Compact SUV, New C4 Cactus Hatchback, C-Elysée and C4/Grand C4 SpaceTourer. The special versions will be launched in first-half 2019, paying homage to 100 years of creativity and boldness.
Shared identity: the cross-cutting collector edition is characterful, pure and elegant, and features harmonious colours and materials with touches of a special Bronze shade echoing the gear-cog design as well as a “Origins since 1919” signature. Each model is also fitted with contemporary equipment inspired by customer uses.
Historical nod: for the event, Citroën has drawn photographic parallels between each of the new models and a historical model with a point in common, be it agility, customisation, comfort, adventure, the hatchback aspect, or family travel. Find out more about these historical models at www.citroenorigins.co.uk/en
* Depending on the market.
01- A SHARED IDENTITY
Boasting over 100 years of creativity and high standards, Citroën has always honoured its heritage by disrupting automotive cues and reinterpreting the automobile. To celebrate its centenary, Citroën is unveiling an Origins Collector’s Edition in January 2019 on several vehicles in the current range (depending on the market): C1, C3, C3 Aircross Compact SUV, New C4 Cactus Hatchback, C-Elysée and C4/Grand C4 SpaceTourer. These six models uphold Citroën’s product identity with a strong styling language and embody the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme.
With the new Origins Collector’s Edition, the C1 and C3 city cars, C3 Aircross Compact SUV, New C4 Cactus Hatchback, C-Elysée and the C4/Grand C4 SpaceTourer MPVs gain special colours and materials work echoing the Brand’s past and highlighting the meticulous and exclusive customisation inside and out.
Instantly recognisable, the 6 Origins exteriors stand out through a specific styling approach:
-Each model is available in different stylish and pure body colours: White, Grey and Black.
-Two-tone paint is available with a Black roof (on C1, C3, C3 Aircross Compact SUV and C4 SpaceTourer).
-The collector edition features “Origins” exterior customisation, with Bronze coloured design components paying a nod to the original gear cog in connection with the past. In the same spirit, the models are also available with:
-decals on the door mirror shells and quarterlight with decorative strips (apart from on C-Elysée and C4/Grand C4 SpaceTourer)
-a tailgate sticker (on all models)
-distinctive central roof decor (on C3)
-a special Bronze Color Pack with fog lamp and Airbump® surrounds (on C3, New C4 Cactus Hatchback), headlight surrounds (on C3 Aircross) as well as wheel centre caps (on C1)
-A sticker “Origins since 1919” on the front doors of each vehicle
-A further distinctive styling detail: dark-tinted rear windows and back window and black alloy wheel rims (apart from on C-Elysée and C4/Grand C4 SpaceTourer)
Inside, the special series models are home to a special Origins design scheme:
-The harmonious scheme stands apart with: Chiné Grey cloth upholstery with Gold top-stitching and an “Origins” label (on C3, C3 Aircross Compact SUV and New C4 Cactus Hatchback), a dashboard strip in Mistral TEP with Gold top-stitching (on C3) and special protective mats front and rear.
ORDER OPENING IN FRANCE
The new range-spanning collector edition will be launched internationally. In France, the Origin versions of C3, New C4 Cactus Hatchback and C4/Grand C4 SpaceTourer models are already available to order. The Origins versions of C1 and C3 Aircross Compact SUV will be launched in second-quarter 2019.
Contemporary comfort and safety equipment inspired by customer uses:
-C3 Origins Collector’s Edition: based on the Shine trim level, the versatile city car gains further equipment including: a reversing camera, Citroën Connect Box with the SOS Pack and assistance included, Citroën Connect Nav on a 7-inch touchscreen, electric rear windows, the Safety 2 Pack including Active Safety Brake, Driver Attention Alert, Collision Risk Alert, automatic lights and an electrochromic rearview mirror.
-New C4 Cactus Hatchback Origins Collector’s Edition: based on the Feel trim level, the ultra-comfortable hatchback also features: Citroën Connect Box with the SOS Pack and assistance included, Citroën Connect Nav on a 7-inch touchscreen, the Mirror Screen function, electric-folding door mirrors and Advanced Comfort seats.
-C4/Grand C4 SpaceTourer Origins Collector’s Edition: based on the Live version, the 5- and 7-seater MPVs are also fitted with central front arm rests, enveloping “Relax” head rests on the front seats, Citroën Connect Box with SOS Pack and assistance included, Citroën Connect Nav with Mirror Screen function, a 12-inch panoramic HD screen, reading lamps on the back of the front seats, a flat-folding front passenger seat, fog lamps with static cornering lighting, massaging front seats with electric lumbar adjustment, and sliding row 2 seats (on C4 SpaceTourer).
Prices in France at 3 January 2019:
-C3 Origins Collector’s Edition, starting at €19,000 (PureTech 82 S&S manual)
-New C4 Cactus Hatchback Origins Collector’s Edition, starting at €21,850 (PureTech 110 S&S 6-speed manual)
-C4/Grand C4 SpaceTourer Origins Collector’s Edition, starting at €28,200/€29,300 (PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual)
02- NOD TO HISTORY
The range-spanning “Origins” Collector’s Edition celebrates the centenary year of a bold and visionary brand by retracing the major successes and key themes of its history, from 1919 to the present day. The Brand has drawn a parallel in photographs between each new collector edition model and an emblematic Citroën car sharing a point in common.
Find out more about these historic models via the dedicated website www.citroenorigins.co.uk/en
CITROËN C1 AND 2 CV: 100 YEARS OF AGILITY
A city car having sold in over one million units since launch in 2005, Citroën C1 scores high on freshness and optimism. Making urban mobility more broadly affordable, it appeals through its new colour and materials schemes and its technological equipment. Citroën C1 is inspired by customers and their lifestyles and makes their day-to-day life easier in both hatchback and open-top versions. Agile and practical, it nips in and out of tight spaces in the city thanks to its compact dimensions and impressive handling.
All of which makes it difficult not to draw a parallel with another iconic, and equally agile, model! The 2 CV of the 1950s, a symbol of freedom. A “Very Small Car” or “umbrella on four wheels” able to “transport a basket of eggs over a field without a single one breaking”. These were the specifications set in 1936 before the definitive model was revealed at the1948 Paris Motor Show with the 2 CV name. Having celebrated its 70th birthday last year, the legendary model boasts record longevity, produced in over 5 million units through July 1990.
CITROËN C3 AND TRACTION AVANT: 100 YEARS OF CUSTOMISATION
A versatile and colourful hatchback, Citroën C3 is the top-selling model in the range with over 470,000 orders so far. It stands out with its unique body styling, uncompromising comfort and technologies that enhance everyday use. It also attracts through its customisation potential, with 36 possible combinations outside, with 3 two-tone roofs, and 4 interior design schemes. Each person can choose a car in their own image.
Back in the 1930s, motorists could already customise the “pilot” wheels of their Traction Avant in red, yellow or green. Later, the Ami 6 was available with graphic-rich interiors including the famous “holly leaf” pattern available in hazelnut, blue, red and olive green hues. Limited series were also created, bringing motorists exclusive customisation features with, for example, the 2 CV Spot (in striped orange and white paint), the 2 CV Charleston (with its two-tone red-and-black or yellow-and-black look), as well as the AX KWAY and its replacement the Saxo in the 1980s and 1990s.
NEW CITROËN C4 CACTUS HATCHBACK AND GS : 100 YEARS OF COMFORT
Launched almost a year ago, and having brought a breath of fresh air to the compact hatchback segment by blending the unique personality of Cactus with the benchmark comfort of C4, New C4 Cactus Hatchback embodies the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme. It was the first model in Europe to be equipped with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® and Advanced Comfort seats, bringing a “magic carpet ride” effect to the greatest number.
While New C4 Cactus Hatchback makes cocoon-like comfort available to a broad public, the Citroën GS was a benchmark in this respect in the 1970s. The GS was the first car to make hydropneumatic suspension broadly available. Modern through its styling and smart through its bold technology, the GS won the Car of the Year award in 1971. It followed on from the comfort offered by the legendary 1955 DS, the queen of the road, and its prestigious ancestor, the Traction Avant.
CITROËN C3 AIRCROSS COMPACT SUV AND HALF-TRACK : 100 YEARS OF ADVENTURE
With its go-anywhere body styling and powerful and fresh attitude, C3 Aircross Compact SUV is equally at ease in the city and out on the open road. C3 Aircross brings adventure-lovers a new experience through its SUV character and Grip Control technology (combined with Hill Assist Descent) offering grip in all road conditions (sand, snow)... A new benchmark on comfort and practicality in the compact SUV segment, it has proved a strong seller, with over 140,000 units ordered since launch in October 2017.
The adventuresome spirit of C3 Aircross is intrinsic to the Brand’s DNA. The 1920s and 1930s were marked by a taste for the exotic. In 1922, the Citroën B2 Half-Track Model K1, named the “golden scarab”, was one of the first 5 motorised vehicles in history to cross the Sahara during 3500km. By organising this pioneering expedition, André Citroën showed the entire world the reliability of his brand’s vehicles. This human adventure was a prelude to Citroën’s famous “Croisière Jaune” and “Croisière Noire” expeditions in 1924 and 1931.
CITROËN C-ELYSÉE AND TRACTION AVANT : 100 YEARS OF SALOONS
A three-box saloon with an international calling, Citroën C-Elysée is renowned for its comfort and spaciousness. It is a spacious model fully in tune with its times in terms of styling and equipment and stands as an attractive alternative in the Citroën range for customers looking for a modern and affordable three-box body.
Going back in time, Citroën created other three-box saloons before C-Elysée. For example, C5, a winning blend of style, technology and comfort, produced in two generations in the 21st century. And from the 20th century, the Traction Avant, featuring a rear trunk that doubled boot capacity. And before that came the Rosalie, a combination of charm and refinement, and perfectly meeting motorists’ expectations on well-being and appeal.
CITROËN C4/GRAND C4 SPACETOURER AND C4F : 100 YEARS OF FAMILY TRAVEL
The new “SpaceTourer” name, replacing “Picasso”, concerns the two MPV body styles, C4 and Grand C4 SpaceTourer. Together, they symbolise ingeniousness and limitless adventure. C4 and Grand C4 are cheerful vehicles able to transport 5 to 7 people in singular comfort. They also boast modern styling and latest-generation engines and technologies.
While the two models C4 and Grand C4 SpaceTourer, both benefit from Citroën expertise in cabin space and versatility, at the end of the 1920s the Citroën C4 F also demonstrated outstanding practicality. A family car par excellence, it offered 5 seats and a removable rear bench as well as a split-opening tailgate. At the end of the 1990s, Xsara Picasso, the forerunner of C4 Picasso, was Citroën's first compact MPV with 3 identical rear seats. Two years before in 1996, came the family-friendly Berlingo Multispace, which created the leisure activity vehicle segment.
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