Citroen had ambitious plans. Already a few years before the end of production of the XM model, the design department discussed the future of the brand and the design of a large, comfortable car. The task of its creation was given to Daniel Abramson, a designer we have already written several times on our pages.
Abramson worked for Citroën over 24 years. He was responsible for co-designed projects such as the Citroen BX sport and rally version, Citroën Xantia and Xantia rest, Citroen XM and Citroën XM rest, Citroen C5 I, Citroen C6Citroën Berlingo I, Citroën Activa 1, Citroën Activa 2, Citroën Xanae or Berlingo Bulle.
Daniel Abramson has also done hundreds, if not thousands, of concept drawings for new models, and this is one of them. Big Citroën from 2001 (header image). It’s easy to see elements from the later C6 in this design, but there are also a few quirks.
The general shape of the body already has very similar to C6, similar to the outline of the rear lights. Attention is drawn to the brand logo integrated into the lower front of the body, appearing as a transfer of the element from the car’s grill. The cabin is very small compared to others, it looks like it was supposed to be a sports coupe concept, not a limousine. Very large wheels were also used in the design.
All announced the appearance of C6, which Abramson worked on and made a significant contribution to the final chapter of the project. The production model was presented in 2006.