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Citroen not planning to drop models

  • Citroen C6 and C-Crosser to continue
  • ... despite desperately low sales
  • Only 4 people bought a C6 in 2011
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Citroen says it has no plans to axe its larger models, despite plummeting sales.

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reveal that only 4 C6 executive saloons were sold in 2011, whereas 52 were sold in 2010. Sales of the C-Crosser SUV dropped from 634 in 2010 to 45 in 2011. Overall car sales dropped by 4.4%.

A Citroen spokesperson told What Car? that both models will remain on sale for the foreseeable future, however, and declined to comment on speculation that the company plans to streamline its UK model range.

Renault recently announced plans to axe its poor-selling models, dropping the Espace and Grand Espace MPVs, Laguna and Wind convertible from its UK range from February 2012. The face-lifted Twingo, Megane and Scenic ranges have re-aligned model ranges, with a smaller number of trims offered.

Citroens overall sales fell only slightly during 2011, with a total of 68,464, compared with 73,317 in the previous year. Citroens overall market share dropped from 3.6% to 3.5% over the same period.

Leo Wilkinson