French car maker Citroën continues its Australian market expansion with the introduction of the new C5 X to its local model range. To be offered in a single, highly specced variant, it features new safety technology and a modern design.
Loaded with the Citroën Advanced Comfort program, there’s a focus on ride, with lounge-like seats and progressive hydraulic cushion suspension. It’s new body style combines sedan elegance, ride and handling with wagon versatility and an SUV’s elevated stance.
The styling is further enhanced with distinctive V-shaped front and rear lighting signatures, making the newcomer instantly recognisable as a Citroën, with the package underscored with 19-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
Other features include the windscreen projected extended head-up display, a 12-inch, high-definition touchscreen with ambient backlighting, electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats, and a panoramic opening glass roof.
For the first time, Citroën buyers will be able to experience Connected Services, or an internet-connected vehicle, to help with a range of navigation tasks. This includes live carpark space availability, locating fuel outlets and pricing, and live traffic routing.
Internet enabled map searching and map updates, as well as warning of speed camera locations and accident danger zones also feature. Connected Services also enable advanced native voice recognition for all navigation searches and vehicle functions.
The C5 X’s mechanical motivation is provided by the PureTech 180 petrol engine, a turbocharged 1.6-litre, four-cylinder unit delivering 133kW of power and 250Nm of torque. It’s paired with an eight-speed auto transmission.
The range of driving assistance and safety features includes rear cross traffic alert, long range blind spot monitoring, active lane position assist, intelligent cruise control with speed adaptation, automatic headlights and high-beam assist.
You’ll also find LED DRLs and front fog lights, automatic rain sensing wipers, autonomous emergency braking with low-light pedestrian and cyclist detection, forward collision warning, multiple-collision braking, and stability and traction control.
The 2023 Citroën C5 X is on sale now, and priced at $57,670 plus on-roads. To find out more, talk to you local dealer. If you’re keen on one, and need finance, talk to our friends at CreditOne.