New Citroen C5 X revealed: prices, specs and release date
The new Citroen C5 X has been revealed as a stylish blend of a practical estate car and a high-riding SUV. Read on for full details…
- Citroen C5 X revealed
- New flagship car for Citroen
- Takes elements of saloons, estates and SUVs
- 12-inch infotainment system
- New suspension tech
- Petrol and plug-in hybrid engines available
- Arrives late 2021
This is the new Citroen C5 X — a new flagship for the manufacturer that mashes together bits of saloon cars, estates and SUVs into one package. It’s an alternative to the likes of the Vauxhall Insignia and Mazda 6, and will go on sale later in 2021.
New Citroen C5 X design
You’d be forgiven for being a little bit confused as to what the Citroen C5 X is trying to be. Citroen says it’s taken elements of saloons and estates, with a sprinkling of SUV inspiration for good measure.
The result is something that certainly has a unique look. At the front, it gets the typical Citroen slim daytime running lights with bulbous headlights underneath, plus a large lower grille element and a fair helping of shiny chrome trims.
This version of the Citroen C5 X has a black contrasting roof and plastic cladding for the wheel arches which give it that pseudo-off-roader look. That said, the dramatically sloping rear windscreen leading into a large rear spoiler looks more like it belongs on a low-slung four-door coupe than a tall SUV.
As standard, most versions of the C5 X come with 19-inch alloy wheels, although you can bet you’ll be able to pay extra for some even larger alloys when the car goes on sale if you fancy a bit of added bling.
New Citroen C5 X interior
The interior of the Citroen C5 X will look pretty familiar if you’ve spent any time in other modern Citroens. It’s all quite boxy, with an almost square steering wheel sitting in front of a digital driver’s display.
Citroen’s ‘Advanced Comfort’ squidgy seats come as standard as well, along with a head-up display and a 12-inch infotainment system.
New Citroen C5 X engines
Details on the complete Citroen C5 X engine range are sparse at the moment, but there will be two petrol engines and one plug-in hybrid engine to pick from.
It is known the plug-in hybrid version of the C5 X will have 225hp, and be capable of covering 31 miles on electricity alone.
New Citroen C5 X suspension and technology
Making a debut on the Citroen C5 X is the manufacturer’s new ‘Advanced Comfort’ suspension technology that the manufacturer compares to being on a magic carpet. Ahem…
Citroen does have a knack for making its cars such as the C5 Aircross, uncannily comfortable and you can expect more of the same from the new C5 X.
If you fancy being a tech-savvy version of Aladdin, the plug-in hybrid version gets an active suspension system too that can automatically adjust its settings to maximum comfort depending on how and where you’re driving.
Citroen hasn’t confirmed exact specs for the C5 X that it’ll sell in the UK, but you will be able to get adaptive cruise control plus lane-keeping assistance. Other bits include a 360-degree top-down camera, keyless entry plus long-range blind spot detection.
New Citroen C5 X price and release date
No word yet on how much the Citroen C5 X will cost, but it’ll go on sale in the second half of 2021. Citroen hasn’t said how much it’ll cost, but you might be able to get your hands on an entry-level car for around £25,000 – about the same as a Citroen C5 Aircross SUV.
Top-spec versions will cost closer to £40,000, however.
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