Citroen C5 Successor to be Built by Opel

Citroen No.9 Concept 1 photo
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Apparently, the replacement for the current Citroen C5 will not be built in France. It will be built with GM ‘expertise’ in one of Opel’s European-based plants. It is unclear whether the C5-successor will share the production line with the Opel Insignia in Opel’s Russelsheim factory, in Germany.
The head of the Rennes factory where the current generation C5 is being built, Jean-Luc Perrard has stated with certainty that the production of the new car will be moved to a GM plant. The current C5 is assembled on the same production lines as the Citroen C6 and the new Peugeot 508. Perrard went on to state that if it’s necessary, the Rennes plant will build an additional Peugeot or Citroen model to compensate for the loss of the C5.

We hope that this is a rumor, but according to GM and PSA officials, the next C5 will (sadly) be based on a GM platform. Andre-Gustave Citroen is rolling in his grave. The merging with Peugeot and the formation of PSA was a necessary evil to keep Citroen afloat, but GM?

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