PARIS – With saloon gross sales on a continuing downward spiral, Citroen has reinvented its C5 as a quirky-looking crossover automobile, which the company says blends the “elegance of a saloon, the versatility of an estate and the commanding presence of an SUV.”
Now known as the C5 X, the new model flagship additionally ushers in a new Advanced Comfort lively suspension system which goals to recreate that ‘Magic Carpet’ experience which older Citroens like the unique DS have been well-known for. Offering drivers a alternative of three modes, the suspension management system enhances the effectiveness of the Progressive Hydraulic Cushions by both softening or sharpening the set-up, relying on the driving situations.
And as a result of seats are one other massive issue relating to consolation, the new C5 X additionally introduces Advanced Comfort seats which have particular padding that works like a mattress topper.
On the tech entrance, the newcomer boasts an Extended Head Up Display system with a large-scale, full color projection onto the windscreen that Citroen says is a primary step in the direction of augmented actuality. It additionally comes with Citroen’s most superior infotainment system so far, that includes a tablet-inspired 30.4cm high-definition touchscreen with superior voice recognition.
As for driver help options, the C5’s Highway Driver Assist system combines Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Keeping Assist to permit for ‘Level 2’ semi-autonomous driving.
Citroen has not launched a lot element on the engine vary, nevertheless it says there might be a alternative between standard petrol engines and a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. The latter boasts a mixed output of 165kW and an electric-only vary of as much as 50km between costs, on the WLTP cycle.
We’re at present awaiting suggestions on whether or not the C5 X is destined for South Africa.