New Citroen C5 X revealed: prices, specs and release date

April 12, 2021 by

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

The C5 X is an unusual blend of estate car and SUV, but it looks stylish nonetheless

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.

Thin daytime running lights and blocky headlights have quickly become a Citroen signature

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 C5 X gets Citroen’s ‘Advanced Comfort’ seats throughout

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.

The new C5 X’s minimalist interior won’t leave you left wanting for screens…

The Citroen C5 X has 545 litres of boot space. That’s slightly more than the Vauxhall Insignia’s 490 litres but lags someway behind the super-roomy Skoda Superb’s 625-litre boot.

New Citroen C5 X engines

Diesel is dead. Long live the plug-in hybrid (according to Citroen, at least)

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

Citroen compares the C5 X’s suspension to a magic carpet – Genie presumably not included.

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.

Clever adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping assistance will be available

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

The C5 X could cost from around £25,000

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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