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The Citroen C-Elysee sedan made an appearance at the Citroen stand in Auto Shanghai 2013 next to the handsome DS Wild Rubis concept. First shown in the middle of last year, the C-Elysee was designed as a world car for the PSA brand, a sister to the Peugeot 301 that has the same brief.

The world car brief means that the C-Elysee gets appropriate clearance and tyres, plus additional under-body protection for less than smooth roads. The sedan also features reinforced body part design with the use of positive attachments, read screws.

With a footprint of 4.43 m long and 1.7 m wide, the Citroen C-Elysee is similar in size to a Honda City, although a wheelbase of 2.65 m is very long for a B-segment sedan. This should translate to very good cabin space, and the roominess extends to the boot as well, which has a capacity of 506 litres.

Three engines are slated for the C-Elysee, a VTi 72 petrol engine (72 bhp, 110 Nm) designed to be fuel efficient and robust, the new VTi 115 engine and the proven HDi 92 diesel engine. Do you think the Citroen C-Elysee will fare well in ASEAN as a rival to the popular Toyota Vios and Honda City?