Citroën New Flagship

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Citroën at a press launch this morning unveiled its all-new flagship C5 X model. It’s new large car will sit in the D-segment and aims to disrupt a rather traditional segment. The C5 X is a crossover with clearly an on road bias. It will be available in petrol or petrol plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions. Riding on 19 inch alloys and with a good ground clearance the C5 X promises a chunky presence on the road.

Citroën promises lots of comfort, technology and a host of safety features too. In figures the C5 X is 4,805 mm long, 1,865 mm wide and 1,485 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,785 mm. As a family car the C5 X will tick the right boxes with an easy open boot that will hold 545 litres, and this cargo area can be expanded to 1,640 litres with the rear seats folded down.

The cabin will be fresh and feature an impressive dash and layout. The C5 X will see the introduction of 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 tech aids available include: Head Up Display and Highway Driver Assist (combines Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop & Go feature) and Lane Keeping Assist to provide level 2 semi-autonomous driving.

C5 X PHEV

The 225hp PHEV is the most interesting variant as it offers a limited amount of zero emissions driving (up to 50km) – it can also run in EV mode at speeds up to 135km/h in ideal conditions.

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.”

The new Citroën goes on sale in Ireland in early 2022.

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Michael Sheridan

Michael Sheridan is a senior and highly respected motoring journalist based in Ireland. He is a frequently heard voice on motoring, transport and mobility matters and has multiple credits on national television, national print media, national and local radio and other outlets. Michael Sheridan has been a Car of the Year Judge for more 20 years (& more recently a Van of the Year judge). Michael has produced and directed many international and national motoring TV programmes and documentaries both on cars and motorcycles - including four films on the iconic Route 66. Michael Sheridan is a former Chairperson of the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP).

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