Citroen formally unveils new flagship C5 X model

Citroen has unveiled the all-new flagship C5 X model which will be available from Hugo Loonam Motors

Citroen has unveiled the all-new flagship C5 X model which will be available from Hugo Loonam Motors

Citroen has unveiled its all-new flagship C5 X model, which will go on sale in Ireland in early 2022 for the 221 registration period.

The brand says the C5 X will sit in the D-segment and aims to disrupt this rather traditional large car division.

This new model will be available in both petrol and plug-in hybrid versions, with the latter offering 225 hp and more than 50km of fully electric driving.

Pricing and exact specifications will be announced late this year.

Citroen says 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 Citroen 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 inch wheels allowing for a higher driving position with greater safety and visibility.

Citroen claims that the C5 X dimensions, and a wheelbase of 2,785mm ensures spectacular interior space and comfort for driver and passengers alike.

Inside, the brand adds that advanced comfort seating, an uncluttered dashboard design and a spacious rear cabin invites rest and relaxation.

It says that oominess 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 said to be further increased through enhanced acoustic insulation and Citroen Advanced Comfort suspension.

The C5 X will also introduce an all-new infotainment interface for Citroen that combines a new 12 inch HD infotainment interface, natural voice recognition system, customisable widget-based display, four USB Type C sockets and wireless smartphone charging.

Citroen boasts of a 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.

“For generations, Citroen has 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," Colin Sheridan, managing director of Citroen Ireland, remarked.

Since April 1, the Gowan Group has taken over the importing and selling of Citroen vehicles in Ireland. Citroen vehicle sales, spare parts and after sales services will continue to operate through the existing dealership network of 23 franchise dealerships and six additional aftersales service providers.

Citroen Ireland tells us that it is set to launch many new models in the coming months, including the all new C4 and e-C4, the C5 Aircross PHEV as well as the facelifted C3 and C3 Aircross models.

There are also new additions in the LCV sector with the imminent arrival of the e-Berlingo and International Van of the Year, the e-Dispatch.

For further information on the all-new flagship Citroen C5 X model or to book a test drive contact a member of the Hugo Loonam Motors sales team on 0906457104.


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