The inspiration for the super luxurious Citroen C6 came from the C6 Lignage which was first shown to the public in spring of 1999 at the Geneva Motor Show, this concept only shows minor differs in detail to the Citroen C6, which was released as a replacement for the tired looking Citroen XM.
It was originally hoped that the Citroen C6 would go into production and hit the market by the end of 2001, but when the XM ceased production in 2000, the Citroen C6 was nowhere to be seen until its release five years later.
Previous to its official release, former president of France, Jacques Chirac was given a pre-series car and chose it as his official car, understandably it was also the first choice for the French ambassador to the U.K who chose the car which came with the number plate "FRA 1".
After spending the day in a fantastic used Citroen C6, it was clear to see why they selected this outstandingly stylish alternative.
When I initially saw this huge fastback, my first impressions were mixed! From the outside of the used Citroen, it looks like some sort of futuristic limousine, typical of Citroen style, with its easily recognisable curves and lines, and that distinctive boot. As for the inside, it was just like a limousine, the rear seats were taken from a TGV train, (option extra in exclusive model only) and came fully heated and electrically adjustable. I even had the option to recline or slide them. Comfort was certainly at the top of the list when they designed this car.