Citroën C5 X debuts as a sedan, wagon & SUV concoction


What are you? C5 X: Yes, whatever you want me to be daddy

Imagine you have three best friends that you often hang out with and one of them owns a sedan, another one a station wagon and the third one an SUV. Just for the sake of variety, you too want to have something different and you’re not into pickup trucks or minivans. What would you do? That’s right, you buy a Citroën C5 X, that is of course when you are not into the Taycan Cross Turismo either.

The previous Citroën C5 was offered as a sedan and a wagon. This time, however, it’ll play multiple roles in a single body and hence the ‘X’ suffix. The C5 X according to Citroën, “is a unique combination of the elegance of a saloon, the dynamism of a station wagon and the elevated stance of an SUV”. Indeed, the C5 X looks appealing with its styling cues borrowed from the new C4. That integrated tailgate spoiler in the middle has also come from the C4.


For those interested to know the dimensions, the C5 X measures 4,805 mm long, 1,865 mm wide and 1,485 mm tall. It boasts a wheelbase of 2,785 mm, which should offer decent legroom for the rear seat occupants. As for the luggage space, the C5 X offers 545-litres by default and up to 1,640-litres when the rear seat is folded down. The sedwagonsuv rides on 19-inch rims wrapped in fairly high-profile tyres.

The cabin looks equally contemporary and is loaded with features including a 12-inch HD touchscreen, natural voice recognition, a full-color Augmented Reality Head-Up Display, four USB Type-C ports, wireless smartphone charging, and Advanced Comfort seats. The vehicle also gets Advanced Comfort suspension. The PHEV variant gets Advanced Comfort active suspension with three modes which are claimed to enhance the effectiveness of the Progressive Hydraulic Cushions.

ADAS include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Top 360 Vision and so on.

Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, the plug-in hybrid variant will offer a combined output of 165 kW (225 metric hp), and is claimed to offer a pure-electric range of over 50 km (31+ mi) and an electric top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph). There’ll also be petrol variants on offer.

More details are expected closer to its sale date in the second half of 2021.

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