Citroën looking forward to welcoming customers back into showrooms

Citroën UK is excited to welcome back customers to its showrooms in England and Wales, following the easing of important Covid-19 restrictions on retail from Monday 12 April. Careful preparation and a comprehensive programme of measures has been put in place to ensure all customers are as safe as possible, and are able to view and test drive Citroën’s full range of vehicles with complete peace-of-mind.

Citroën retailers in Scotland are currently offering Click & Collect services, in line with local restrictions as of 5 April. It is anticipated that these retailers will be able to re-open to the public from 26 April. In Northern Ireland, Click & Collect services are to resume from 12 April for a number of businesses, and it is anticipated that this will include automotive retailers.

Steps taken by Citroën retailers to keep both their customers and teams protected include the mandating of face masks for all visitors (unless excluded on medical grounds), appropriate social distancing, plus the regular cleaning and sanitising of all surfaces and vehicles. In addition, unless sharing with a member of the same household, only one person will be allowed inside a new Citroën vehicle for test drives.

To ensure customers are fully prepared and confident ahead of visiting their local retailer, Citroën UK has produced a video demonstrating the new protective measures that have been put in place to safeguard the well-being of customers and teams, which can be viewed here.

The opportunity to visit showrooms will provide most customers with their first chance to see and sample the latest models from the Citroën range, such as the 100% electric New ë-C4 and C4 ranges. New Citroën ë-C4 is the latest model introduced as part of the brand’s strategy to provide an electrified variant of each model by 2025. The 100% electric New ë-C4 features a 50kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 100kW (136hp) electric motor, capable of a WLTP-compliant range of up to 217 miles from a single charge.

Customers will also be able to get up close with some of the most popular models in the Citroën range, including New Citroën C3 and Citroën C5 Aircross SUV, as well as other models that make up Citroën’s growing electric offering, such as the new C5 Aircross SUV Plug-In Hybrid and the 100% electric ë-SpaceTourer MPV that offers seats for up to nine people.

Monday 12 April also marks the first time customers can walk through the doors of some of the newest additions to Citroën’s UK franchised retail network, including Bristol Street Motors in Macclesfield, Rowcliffes Citroën of Yeovil and Robins & Day in Leicester.

These new sites are the first of a number planned for 2021 and have been appointed as part of Citroën’s ‘Advance UK’ strategy, which also includes the ‘Fair Pricing’ policy that was introduced in 2020 to lower list prices to a more fair and transparent level for customers.

For customers visiting their local retailer In the coming days, Citroën is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Test Drive & Buy offer worth £500* for retail customers on 100% electric New ë-C4 and C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid models. This bonus is in addition to all existing offers, including the full installation of a Pod Point 7kW domestic home charger, worth £549 (after OLEV grant)**.

Eurig Druce, Citroën UK’s Managing Director, said: “Citroën is excited to be able to welcome customers back into its showrooms after this latest important and very necessary Government lockdown. I am extremely pleased and proud of the hard work our teams have undertaken, and the procedures they have put in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all visitors to our retailers. Customers can feel safe and secure when visiting our showrooms with these measures in place.

“Since the first lockdown we have launched so many new products, including our New ë-C4 and C4 ranges, our first plug-in hybrid SUV – C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid – as well as our first battery electric nine-seater MPV ë-SpaceTourer, plus the ë-Dispatch medium van. Customers returning to our retailers from Monday 12 April will not only be able to do so safely, they will also be surrounded by a host of new and exciting products”.

*New ë-C4 and C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid retail sales only. Test drives from 12/04/21 to 30/06/21 and registered by 30/06. At participating retailers.

**New ë-C4 and C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid retail sales only. Offer valid until 30/06/21.