Citroën has unveiled its new C5 X flagship here in Ireland, which adds a new dimension to the large car segment with its bold and original design. An innovative offering in the best Citroën tradition, it combines the elegance and comfort of a saloon with the space and versatility of an estate. Available with both plug-in hybrid and petrol powertrains, C5 X exceeds the high expectations for customers in both the large car and SUV segments. This new C5 X breaks new ground with the World Premiere introduction of the Citroën Advanced Comfort active suspension system, which goes one step further to deliver the brand’s famed ‘magic carpet’ ride comfort. Inside, its lounge-like interior space, the sumptuousness of its Advanced Comfort seats and the meticulous detailed finish make the all-new C5 X a pleasure to travel in, while the 545 litre capacity boot offers all the space of a traditional estate car. The feeling of serenity on board is further enhanced by the plug-in hybrid version, which brings in the brand’s ë-Comfort element, with near-silent driving in electric mode. This feeling of well-being is also increased by the use of advanced technologies that help make driving simpler and less stressful. Tech includes the Extended Head Up Display, as well as a range of driving assistance features, such as Highway Driver Assist.
Furthermore, there’s a new infotainment interface that features a large central 12″ high definition touch screen, natural voice recognition and a customisable display with widgets, just like on a tablet. Compared to traditional large car rivals, new C5 X delivers surprise and excitement at first sight. Inspired by the CXperience Concept that was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. New C5 X’s bold and unique design immediately identifies it as Citroën’s new flagship model. Assertive, robust and distinctive, new C5 X’s body style is immediately striking. Featuring a sleek fastback body style that blends saloon and estate styling cues, it also carries many of the elements that make premium SUVs so appealing.
With a particular emphasis placed on aerodynamics, new C5 X is as efficient as it is attractive. Its long bonnet, fluid lines, high waistline and distinctive kick above the rear wheels bring distinction and dynamism, as well as providing a strong visual link to Citroen’s rich history of flagship models, including CX. With an increased ground clearance compared to a traditional saloon and large 19-inch wheels fitted with distinctive tall & narrow tyres, new C5 X delivers an SUV-inspired raised driving position that provides greater visibility and safety.
The Citroën C5 X offers generous exterior dimensions, with a length of 4,805 mm, a width of 1,865 mm and a height of 1,485 mm, placing it at the heart of the D-segment. A long wheelbase of 2,785 mm translates into outstanding legroom for rear seat passengers, further enhancing New C5 X’s class-leading comfort. Its tailgate, another distinctive feature of Citroën’s large cars, offers all the practicality of an estate car, with a wide opening and a low loading sill for easy, practical everyday use. Further exterior highlights for new C5 X include Citroën’s new V-shaped light signature at the front and rear, which are standard across the range. Visible both day and night, this advanced system underlines C5 X’s unique body style. First seen on new C4 it allows other road users to immediately identify -new C5 X as a Citroën. At the heart of new C5 X’s appeal is the use of Citroën’s Advanced Comfort suspension system. A genuine innovation, it recreates the ‘magic carpet’ effect that was the trademark of some of the most iconic Citroën cars by deftly dealing with all road surface obstacles, such as potholes, kerbs and speed bumps.
On plug-in hybrid versions, new C5 X takes this comfort and control a step further with Citroën Advanced Comfort Active suspension. Offering a choice of three modes, the suspension control system enhances the effectiveness of the Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® by softening the suspension under certain conditions to create the sense that the car is ‘gliding’ over the road or sharpening the set-up for even greater control and precision when cornering. Practicality has of course been considered down to the last detail in all areas of the design of new C5 X. For starters, the boot has a generous load volume of 545 litres, which stretches to a vast 1,640-litres with the rear seats folded. A wide boot opening, and a low loading make it easy to load and unload, while a flat floor and a luggage area free of awkward intrusions mean it’s easy to accommodate even the most bulky of loads.
The C5 X Plug-in Hybrid is a modern and high-tech electric mobility vehicle that offers comfort and versatility of use. The embodiment of Citroen’s ë-Comfort mobility, it keeps the driver and passengers perfectly insulated from the road and the outside world. New C5 X’s advanced 225hp plug-in powertrain is ready for anything. Delivering the pleasure of silent start-up, operation and zero-emissions motoring at speeds of up to 84mph, it also offers an electric range of up 31 miles (WLTP) in zero-emissions electric mode, a distance that meets the majority of users’ daily needs. It’s therefore possible to spend a whole week without using the internal combustion engine while making your usual journeys, recharging the vehicle as required when at home, at work or at a public charging point. When you need to travel further afield, such as for long weekends away or holidays, the economical and efficient petrol engine is able take over, meaning journeys can be completed without the need to recharge.
This new Citroën C5 X, available with petrol and plug-in hybrid engines, will be on sale here in Ireland early 2022.