Citroen is relaunching the C5 as a plug-in hybrid crossover. The C5 is now celebrating its comeback in the upper-middle-class as a close technical relative of the Peugeot 508 and the DS 9, under the name Citroen C5 X.
Compared to conventional representatives of the D-segment, the body is higher, which means a little more ground clearance and a more elevated seating position. With a length of 4.8 meters (width: 1.87 m, height: 1.49 m) it plays in the league of its predecessor. The wheelbase is 2.79 meters. A tailgate provides access to the 545 litres trunk. With the rear seat folded down, the trunk is up to 1640 litres.
At the market launch in early 2022, the C5 X will only be available as a plug-in hybrid: a gasoline engine with 180 hp and an electric motor, which generate a system output of 225 hp. The Citroen C5 X plug-in hybrid promises an electric range of more than 50 kilometres from the 12.4 kWh battery and an electric top speed of 135 km / h.
In terms of instrumentation and infotainment, Citroen has taken a step forward. There is a 12-inch touchscreen in the centre on high-end versions and the head-up display is now projected through the windshield; four USB ports, a mirror screen for smartphones, a head-up display, voice control and wireless charging for mobile phones.
For comfort, Citroen C5 X plug-in hybrid relies on the tried and tested recipe for super comfortable seats and the active suspension (Advanced Comfort suspension), which can be adjusted in three stages ("Normal", "Sport" and Comfort").
The prices for the Citroen C5 X have not yet been revealed but they should start a little below 35,000 euros. Citroen will start taking pre-orders for the C5 X in September.
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