Citroën teases the new C5 flagship model
Reveal on April 12th
Do you remember the Citroën C5? The current model was introduced in 2008 and facelifted in 2012 before leaving the brand's dealerships in 2017 due to insufficient sales. In the meantime, the SUV craze has taken over the masses and the dislike of traditional sedans has continued to grow.
The car is now back and will be presented on April 12th. Citroën intends to transform it in depth to better meet the expectations of contemporary customers, notably with a higher ground clearance. For the rest, we will be dealing with a real Citroën, that is to say a car with an original and no less daring style.
In the teaser published by the brand with the chevrons, we note a front end that is largely based on the C4's look with four-part daytime running lights. The most interesting part of the car is undoubtedly the rear end, which features a C-pillar inspired by the iconic DS19 with a floating chrome trim and some horizontal stripes.
There is also a steeply raked rear window reminiscent of the CX, XM and BX and taillights taken from the CXperience concept car. The sedan will most likely adopt the Citroën Advanced Comfort programme with high density foam seats and suspensions with progressive hydraulic cushions.
In terms of engines, the new C5 will offer petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains borrowed from the Peugeot 308. However, the diesel engine has not been confirmed. In any case, the automatic gearbox should be standard.