Car manufacturer Citroen first introduced the C8 in 2002 as a minivan with a 2,820 mm wheelbase, a length of 4,727 mm and width of 1,860 mm, designed to allow eight people in three rows to travel in comfort and safety with plenty of space to move inside the car. With that in mind, the C8 has the possibility to remove some seats to make room and adapt to any load requirement, up to 2,948 liters of cargo. The cabin of C8 is underlined by the use of a slick chrome finish on the door handles, gear lever and air vent cursors.
The Eurovans continued their mission to put more people inside a family car and still offer plenty of room for luggage, and the Citroen C8 was one of them. Peugeot-Citroen Group and Fiat rallied together to beat the Renault Espace at its own game by introducing a badge-engineered vehicle range in 1994. Their alliance worked well enough to continue the alliance for a second generation of the so-called Eurovans. Thus, Citroen produced the C8, Peugeot entered the 807, Fiat the Ulysses, and Lancia the Phaedra. In 2000, Citroen started a new front-fascia theme for its entire lineup.