03 March 2015

Citroën Car Production By Model : 2000-09

Production rose nearly 500,000 from 1997 to 2007, so things were improving for the 'double chevron' brand. New models had done their job and the future looked rosy. Unfortunately the economic downturn upset things at the end of the decade, but even so production was still quite strong by 2009.

After the production chart, new models will be mentioned briefly.

Yr C4 / C3 / C1 Berlingo ZX Xsara / C2 Nemo Xantia

Picasso Picasso

Picasso
2000 - - - 95,891 53,900 446,431 - - 79,420
2001 - 285 - 95,249 52,850 453,998 - - 26,293
2002 - 200,003 - 90,676 79,444 444,458 - - 23
2003 - 370,549 - 104,046 95,952 350,734 70,024 - 3,840
2004 51,924 359,508 - 100,916 64,781 292,251 139,753 - 11,856
2005 239,707 276,871 34,592 96,784 97,632 191,779 115,727 - 13,968
2006 261,032 266,417 91,539 111,457 90,053 178,870 96,914 - 11,952
2007 445,348 259,998 98,569 93,386 62,894 117,262 85,074 4 10,848
2008 384,676 224,625 108,074 87,585 59,220 73,371 59,253 5,075 13,728
2009 341,018 325,292 116,070 87,376 75,994 53,259 49,145 21,491 11,808

Yr C8 C - DS3 C6 C5 Saxo Evasion Other Total

Crosser




2000 - - - - 828 267,341 17,451 2,346 963,608
2001 - - - - 157,112 226,821 17,512 5,295 1,035,415
2002 11,970 - - - 157,106 145,817 - - 1,129,497
2003 27,728 - - - 110,712 55,120 - - 1,188,705
2004 24,049 - - - 100,553 - - - 1,145,591
2005 22,998 - - 733 80,915 - - - 1,171,706
2006 20,038 - - 9,135 68,967 - - - 1,206,374
2007 11,976 8,399 - 7,343 49,909 - - - 1,251,010
2008 8,448 16,238 - 1,667 98,602 - - - 1,140,562
2009 5,298 5,030 1,486 982 887 - - - 1,095,136

Data source: Freyssenet.com
Picture source: Netcarshow.

The C4 Picasso for the practically minded

C4/C4 Picasso: This small car replaced the Xsara and is similar to the Peugeot 308. It came as a 3-door coupé, 4-door car, 5-door hatchback and MPV (C4 Picasso). It was considered a good all round car and sold very well.

C3/C3 Picasso: The mini car which took over from the Saxo was a either 5-door hatch, 2-door convertible or - from 2009 - an MPV (C3 Picasso). The hatch and convertible had quality issues but sales were strong.

C1: It was made alongside the Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo to save on costs. Just as well as sales were at best modest. This tiny car was cheap to run and fun to drive but earlier models had reliability problems.

The C2 model a fun city car

C2: Like the C3 it replaced the Saxo too, but a bit smaller so maybe more a new AX model. While inexpensive to run, I would question it's popularity as the sales figures seem disappointing.

Nemo: Also called the Peugeot Bipper and Fiat Qubo, it was built in Turkey. The leisure model of its van derivative was cute and quite roomy, although noisy at higher speeds general ride reflecting its van origins.

C8: As a large MPV, it replaced the Evasion and four brand brands used it, this time with more variance between them. It was larger sold in better numbers than its predecessor.

C-Crosser: A Mitsubishi Outlander supplied to fill a gap in the range, it never really worked with the Citroën logo.

The classy DS3. No, I don't have her number

DS3: It barely arrived for the period here considered, replacing the C2, but with more refinement.The DS range is to be above the standard Citroën and the car was rated highly. Whether the DS range - as it grows - can succeed taking on more premium cars will be interesting.

Summary: A better decade for Citroën and it needed to be. Many more models and a real effort make it happen was apparent. Keeping it going was now the challenge.

Other years: 1945-59, 1960-69, 1970-79, 1980-89, 1990-99.

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