Citroën have today unveiled their all-new flagship C5 X model which will sit in the D-segment and aims to disrupt this rather traditional large car division. Featuring an original design that combines the elegance of a saloon, dynamism of an estate and the elevated stance of an SUV, the C5 X ensures that a choice is no longer required between comfort and style in this segment. This new model, available in both petrol and plug-in hybrid versions, will go on sale in Ireland in early 2022 for the 221 registration period.
On the outside, the C5 X exudes confidence with a distinctive modern and innovative body style. The striking fastback silhouette and V-shaped front/rear light signature offers an assertive stance while the long bonnet with fluid, aerodynamic lines and high waistline demonstrates distinction and dynamism. Traditional Citroën practicality is also evident from the easy opening tailgate, wide loading area and carnivorous boot space of 545 litres which increases to 1,640 litres when the rear seats are folded down. The C5 X features an elevated stance, thanks increased ground clearance and large-diameter 19″ wheels allowing for a higher driving position with greater safety and visibility. The C5 X stands at 4,805 mm long, 1,865 mm wide and 1,485 mm high placing it at the heart of the D-segment while a wheelbase of 2,785 mm ensures spectacular interior space and comfort for driver and passengers alike.
Inside, spaciousness and practicality are evident all round as Citroën sets yet another benchmark for comfort. Advanced Comfort seating, an uncluttered dashboard design and a spacious rear cabin invites rest and relaxation. Roominess is further enhanced by the brightness of the 360-degree glass areas around the cabin, including quarter windows, and a large opening glass sunroof that allows additional light to flood in as required. Ride comfort is further increased through enhanced acoustic insulation and Citroën Advanced Comfort® suspension which is designed to recreate the iconic magic carpet effect. C5 X also introduces an all-new infotainment interface for Citroën that combines a new 12″ HD infotainment interface, natural voice recognition system, customisable widget-based display, 4 USB Type C sockets and wireless smartphone charging. The feeling of well-being on board is even further increased by additional technologies such as the extended Head Up Display and Highway Driver Assist which combines Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop & Go feature and Lane Keeping Assist to provide level 2 semi-autonomous driving.
C5 X will provide an offering suitable for all uses, in addition to a petrol engine offering, a Plug-in Hybrid version will deliver 225 hp with the possibility of driving more than 50 km in full electric mode up to 135 km/h.
Speaking today, Colin Sheridan Managing Director of Citroën Ireland commented “For generations, Citroën have been synonymous with comfort. The C5 X, as the new flagship model for the brand, now offers an industry benchmark for driver and passenger comfort. We look forward in anticipation to re-entering the D-segment with the C5 X. We expect to announce pricing and the specification line-up for this exciting new vehicle before the end of this year and look forward to first models arriving here from January 2022 in time for the 221 registration period.”
Since April 1st, Gowan Group have taken over the importing and selling of Citroën vehicles in Ireland. Citroën vehicle sales, spare parts and after sales services will continue to operate through the existing dealership network of 23 franchise dealerships and 6 additional aftersales service providers. Citroën Ireland look forward to launching many new models in the coming months including the all new C4 and ë-C4, the C5 Aircross PHEV as well as the facelifted C3 and C3 Aircross models. There are also exciting additions in the LCV sector with the imminent arrival of the ë-Berlingo and International Van of the Year, the ë-Dispatch.