Introduced globally in 2005, the big Citroen arrived as a genuine player in the premium market, but more advanced and stylish new rival models have seen C6 sales slow to barely a crawl.
The C6 has already exited the Australian market - in fact, production of right-hand-drive models ended earlier this year, and only three of the $100,000+ Citroens have been sold here in 2012.
The demise of the C6, something of a spiritual successor to the lauded 1955 DS, also means that France no longer produces a large flagship sedan to rival the German giants.
Partner Peugeot has exited the large car market (for now), and Renault has been without a luxury flagship since the end of the slow-selling Vel Satis model in 2009.
Patriotic Frenchmen might soon breathe easy however, with Renault understood to be considering a new range-topper that would share its underpinnings with partner Mercedes-Benz' large E-Class.
Like Citroen's DS range, the new Renault would debut under the new Initiale Paris brand, expected to debut in 2016.
For now, however, well-to-do 'citroyens' will have to look to Germany and England for a new luxury ride.
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