PARIS -- Citroen executives say the brand's plan for a midsize car to replace the C5 remains on track.
The C5 was sold as a sedan and a station wagon. It has been out of production since 2018.
Citroen Product and Strategy Director Laurence Hansen said in a video posted on social media that the C5 replacement is being developed, although she offered few details.
"Trust us, the car exists and it is splendid," she said in the video. "It's a really important car for us."
Citroen has said repeatedly that the C5 would be replaced and that the brand would not abandon the midsize segment.
Europe's midsize segment has lost sales to crossovers and SUVs in recent years, declining by 14 percent in 2019 to 403,922 units.
Midsize sedans are popular in China, but Chinese sales of all Citroen's models have fallen sharply, to just 55,000 vehicles in 2019 from 114,000 in 2018.
Citroen sales in Europe have been revived with two SUVs, the small C3 Aircross and the compact C5 Aircross, fueling speculation that a new midsize sedan would not appear.
A new midsize Citroen sedan would most likely be built on PSA Group's EMP2 architecture, which underpins the Peugeot 508 and DS 9 midsize sedans, as well as midsize SUVs and crossovers. The platform can accommodate plug-in hybrids.