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2019 Citroen C5 Aircross

2019 Citroen C5 Aircross

It doesn’t have AWD, though

Citroen plans to woo future C5 Aircross buyers with chunky SUV looks, striking fascias, and colorful design details. What you’re essentially looking at here is not an SUV, but the evolution of the European people carrier which Citroen chose to launch before the long overdue replacement for the C5 sedan and wagon.

First revealed for the Chinese market last year, and set to make its European debut at the Paris motor show this October, the C5 Aircross has been confirmed to arrive in showrooms by the end of 2018 with minor changes. Underpinning it is the same EMP2 platform used for the Peugeot 3008, 5008, and the Opel Grandland X - like these models from within the PSA group, the new C5 Aircross also lacks an all-wheel-drive option and only features Grip Control.

Previous C5-badged Citroens all used to feature the firm’s excellent hydropneumatic adjustable suspension, but here it’s been ditched in favor of what they call Progressive Hydraulic Cushions - basically two hydraulic stops on each corner: one for rebound and one for compression - and this is said to provide a very smooth ride, although the system is nowhere near as advanced as the previous one.

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2017 Citroen C5 Aircross

2017 Citroen C5 Aircross

The company’s first vehicle to feature plug-in hybrid tech

If you look at Citroen’s current lineup, you won’t see too many crossovers and SUV, which is rather unusual given the current industry trends. Granted, Citroen might be a bit late to the party, but it’s already on its way to offering a solid family of crossovers in the future. The C5 Aircross is one of them and comes only two years after the French firm unveiled the Aircross concept. Heavily based on the show car, the production model broke cover at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show ahead of its Chinese market debut.

Faithful to the concept car design-wise, the C5 Aircross has very little in common with the sedan using the same badge. On top of being a new product for the brand, it also brings two important technologies to the market. For starters, it’s the first Citroen to use a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Second, it introduces the newly developed suspension system with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions. It’s also a somewhat premium offering compared to its rivals, but you’ll find out more about how it stacks up against the competition in the review below.

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Citroën C5

Citroën C5

The Citroen C5 is looking quite fresh since its recent restyle that added softer double-chevron badges and a more flowing style for the company’s executive flagship from nose to tail.

The revisions really work: this car barely seems the same as the dowdy original model that launched for 2008. In fact, the two cars share a great deal of their styling and body panels, but tasteful new detailing is much better than the deep black sills and bumpers that cheapened the appearance of the original Citroen.

Reading reviews in international magazines is always interesting, but not quite as informative as it could be with all the measurements in metric. For most American enthusiasts, reading the horsepower in ‘kW’ and torque in ‘Nm’ might as well be meaningless.

This review of the C5 corrects those gaps in our collective ability to convert number formats, and will also be unique because it evaluates the C5 based on U.S. buyer preferences. With pricing for the C5 that converts to about $40,000, this Citroen is a mid-size luxury car.

Key competition for the C5 in its home market comes from the Peugeot 508 and Renault Laguna, with real encroachment from the super-efficient 5 series BMW diesels in Europe.

With throne-like seating and a plush hydraulic suspension, is the C5 up to the task? Click past the jump for the full review of the revised 2013 Citroen C5.

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2009 Citroen C5 II

2009 Citroen C5 II

The new generation Citroen C5 comes with stronger personality, a more aggressive and sporty design, new engine line-up and improved dynamic performances. Starting at a price from 21500 euro, the new Citroen C5 competes with models like Ford Mondeo or Renault Laguna.

The new C5 is being offered in three trim levels – SX, VTR+ and Exclusive and with a choice of six engine options from launch – four diesels with outputs ranging from 110bhp to 208bhp, and petrol units with 127bhp and 143bhp.

The new C5 offers a choice between two types of suspension: Hydractive 3 Plus suspension or metallic suspension. Both are based on the running gear of the C6 executive saloon.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

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2008 Citreon C5 Tourer

2008 Citreon C5 Tourer

At the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, open to the public between 6 and 16 March, Citroën is unveiling two new models: the C5 Tourer and the New Berlingo. The C5 Tourer is a variation on the new C5, combining style, space, functional design and performance, while the New Berlingo is an ultra-functional family car.

The C5 estate boasts elegant and dynamic exterior styling, with a stylish front end identical to that of the saloon and a rear end of determined, powerful appearance. The body style reveals a strong identity and real versatility.

The flowing profile of the C5 estate expresses a perfect balance. The vehicle is 4.83m long, 1.86m wide and 1.48m tall. The proportions are generous but the additional volume has no impact on the overall lines. Reflecting the sculpted design of the saloon, the rear end features geometric shapes that suggest width and convenience from a horizontal perspective, while maintaining an elegant and dynamic appearance. The new C5 estate expresses values that will appeal to customers looking for modern concepts tailored to their lifestyles.

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2007 Citroen C5

2007 Citroen C5

The Citroën C5 is a car apart in terms of the promise embodied in its styling and its strong personality. It brings customers wide array of technologies and innovation for exemplary well-being and safety.
The C5 is the first Citroën vehicle to feature the latest high-efficiency driving aids, such as Xenon dual-function directional headlamps, front parking assistance, a speed limiter and a lane departure warning system (LDWS).
In terms of safety, the Citroën C5 also features new-generation (...)

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