Citroen’s all-new flagship model, the C5 X, is launched in the UK (Monday 25th July) and is available as an efficient Plug-in Hybrid with up to 37 miles of electric range (WLTP Combined) or with two advanced petrol engines. Prices start from £27,790 with top-of-the-range models costing up to £36,470.
Impressive Style and Innovation
Citroen look to combine its rich history of innovation with an eye to the future and has created a unique D-segment vehicle that not only looks good but is able to deliver the latest technologies and advanced comfort features.
Citroen Managing Director, Eurig Druce has described the C5 X as ‘a long-anticipated return to the D-segment’ vehicle and there being ‘nothing like the new C5 X on the market today’.
Inspired by the CXperience concept car of 2016, as well as cars such as the XM and CX, the C5 X follows the styling patterns of other modern Citroens with the new chevron badging, flowing LED running lights and clamshell bonnet design. The entire car has been developed with aerodynamic efficiency in mind and blends the best qualities of an SUV, up-market saloon and a versatile estate to create a unique and stylish vehicle.
Everyday Usability With Safety Assured
The C5 X is as impressive inside as it is out with the latest technologies available to ensure both comfort and safety. Citroen has added their most advanced, colour, head-up display to the C5 X allowing all essential driving information to be clearly visible from the driver’s line of sight. Drivers can choose to display important information such as speed, navigation or driving assistance systems directly onto the windscreen.
Citroen also debut their new, enhanced infotainment system on the C5 X, featuring an ultra-wide, 12-inch HD touchscreen with ambient backlighting and ‘My Citroen Drive Plus’. Apple CarPlay and Android CarPlay are standard across the range as smartphone compatibility and ergonomic efficiency has been key to the system’s design. Users can set profiles and customise shortcuts, key functions and preferred screen ambience.
Citroen has employed the latest technology for C5 X to ensure the highest safety standards are met. Active Safety Brake, Collision Risk Alert, 360-Vision, Long Range Blind Spot Monitoring System, Highway Integrated Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Active Lane Departure Warning System and Extended Traffic Sign Recognition and Speed Recommendation are all available to ensure peace of mind.
Advanced Comfort With Innovative Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
C5 X offers Citroens Advanced Comfort suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions as standard on all models and ensures unrivalled comfort across D-segment vehicles. The suspension technology provides a smooth, tranquil ride that Citroen has become so famed for.
Plug-in Hybrid variants see the suspension upgraded to Advanced Comfort Active Suspension, featuring automatic electronically controlled damping for an even smoother ride. Comfort, normal and sport modes are available to tailor the ride quality for all preferences.
To maintain a smooth ride at all times, Citroen Advanced Comfort Seats come as standard with 15mm of added memory foam padding providing greater support and relief. For the first time, seats can be specified with ventilation as well as heating and massage functions.
Fast Plug-in or Petrol Power
Plug-in Hybrid models combine a 1.6 litre 180 PureTech petrol engine with 81 kW of power from the electric motor, achieving a combined power output of 225hp and 360Nm of torque.
Ultra-low emissions of 30g/km and a fully electric range of 37 miles resulting in the C5 X Plug-in hybrid benefitting from a tax rate of just 12%, perfect for fleet or business customers and the general public alike.
A Type 2 charging cable is provided as standard which is suitable for both charging points and at-home use while a full charge can be completed in just 1 hour and 40 minutes on a 7.4Kwh home charger.
Alternate versions are available with two, energy-efficient options in the 130 PureTech and 180 PureTech petrol engines, both available from launch and sold exclusively with one of Citroen’s smooth EAT8 8-speed automatic transmissions.
PureTech 130 variants generate 130hp and 230Nm of torque from a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, achieving a respectable 48.6mpg (WLTP) and CO2 emissions as low as 136g/km. If more power is required, Citroen offers a beefier, four-cylinder, 1.6-litre option capable of producing 180hp and 250Nm of torque. Good numbers are still maintained with C02 emissions at 147 g/km and 43.9mpg
Lots of Trim Options Available
From launch, all models will be available in ‘Sense Plus’, ‘Shine’ and ‘Shine Plus’ trim.
‘Sense Plus’ versions come with 19-inch Aero-X alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, and electronic and heated door mirrors as standard.
Inside, all models feature an Urban Grey Ambiance with grey herringbone fabric and ‘Isabella’ black leather-effect Advanced Comfort seats. A 10-inch central touchscreen is also standard with Forward Collision Alert and Reversing Camera with Top Rear Vision are just a few of the safety and convenience features available.
The ‘Shine’ trim level adds satin chrome to the rear bumper and upgraded, diamond cut, Onyx black 19-inch Alloys. A heated steering wheel is also included in this package and the central touchscreen unit is upgraded to a 12-inch display. A head-up Display is another addition, as is a radar controlled active safety brake and level 2 autonomous highway driver assist system for improved safety.
The range-topping trim is ‘Shine Plus’, adding extra-tinted rear quarter windows. The interior is finished in ‘Hype Black’ featuring ‘Mistral’ black ‘Paloma’ leather with perforated chevron design patterns. Both driver and front passenger have the convenience of heated seats and upgraded styling effects such as aluminium door sill protectors and brushed aluminium effect pedals. A 360-Vision camera is also included as well as extended Blind Spot Monitoring. Remote temperature pre-conditioning is a highly desirable added extra, however, this is only available via an e-remote control subscription.
Citroen’s long-awaited return to the D-segment market looks to have ticked a lot of boxes. With class-leading comfort and stylish looks, the appeal of an SUV, the refinement of a saloon and the usability of an estate, the C5 X could be a strong contender against some of the more established options on the market.