Citroen has showcased its flagship model – the C5 X. It is a crossover that has been inspired by the CXperience Concept, which the French carmaker showcased at the Prais Auto Show in 2016.
Citroen debuted in the Indian market this month with the launch of its C5 Aircross SUV. The introductory price of the new French SUV ranges between Rs 29.90 and 31.90 lakh (ex-showroom). autoX brought you the first-hand review of the C5 Aircross weeks ago, and in case you’ve missed it, you can read the First Drive Review by clicking here.
Just days after its debut in the Indian market, Citroen has unveiled its new flagship – the C5 X crossover. The C5 X has primarily been developed for the European markets, and the international launch is expected towards the end of 2021. It is very unlikely that the French carmakers would consider the new crossover for the Indian market. However, if the C5 X is considered for India, it will be positioned in the D-segment market space, which has been vacant since Mercedes-Benz India discontinued the E-Class All-Terrain.
Speaking of the design, The C5 X resembles a station wagon with a higher SUV-like stance. The styling has been inspired by Citreon’s CXperience Concept, which was showcased at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The boot space on offer is 545-litre and can be extended up to 1,640-litre by folding the rear seats flush into the boot floor. The C5 X is 4,805mm long, 1,865mm wide, and 1,485mm high. Given its length, the C5 X is comparable to a few seven-seater SUV in our market; however, the C5 X can seat only five. It has a wheelbase of 2,785mm.
The feature list consists of LED lights all around, a 12-inch touch-operated infotainment screen, and an electric tailgate, with hands-free operation. A notable addition is a head-up display, which includes a full-scale projection of information on the windscreen, which was seen on the 19_19 Concept by Citreon. The cabin also features dynamic seats, with a high-density layer of thickened, structured foam.
The source of power is a 1.6-litre petrol engine, which can be had with a plug-in hybrid motor in the higher variants. The combined power output is marked at 221bhp. The electric power can haul the C5 X up to 50km before it runs out of juice. The mechanicals includes Citroen’s Citroën Advanced Comfort active suspension, which is a more superior (and advanced) version of the Progressive Hydraulic Cushions suspension that we have experienced in the Citreon C5 Aircross.