Citroen’s uncommon C5 X hatchback/wagon/crossover mixture has been locked in for a launch within the fourth quarter of 2022.
Like the C3 and C4, it’ll be provided in a single trim stage. It’s powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, producing 133kW of energy and 250Nm of torque, mated with an eight-velocity automated transmission.
The C5 X had previously been confirmed for a 3rd quarter launch. Pricing has but to be introduced.
UPDATE 13/09/2022, 1:45pm – Citroen has confirmed the vary of colors and a few specs of the automobiles being provided on the C5 X in Australia. We’ve up to date our story with the related data.
The model’s present flagship, the C5 Aircross, is priced at $52,300 earlier than on-roads in its single variant, whereas the mid-sized passenger automotive from Citroen’s sister model Peugeot, the 508, begins at $63,431 earlier than on-roads.
Citroen’s vaunted hydropneumatic suspension could also be gone, however the C5 X makes use of the corporate’s newest Advanced Comfort suspension.
While this lacks the trick hydropneumatic spheres of outdated, it makes use of progressive “hydraulic cushions”, or two hydraulic stops to separate from the springs and dampers – one cease for compression and the opposite for rebound.
Six colors shall be obtainable regionally: Steel Grey, Platinum Grey, Amazonite Grey, Nera Black, Magnetic Blue, and Pearl White. All automobiles characteristic a black roof, and a powered sunroof.
Citroen calls the C5 X a “distinctive mixture of the class of a sedan, the dynamism of a wagon and the elevated stance of an SUV”.
It additionally says it’ll “additional increase the model’s development alternatives in Australia”. Citroen gross sales are up 142.3 per cent yr-to-date, thanks largely to the addition of the new C4, which options equally style-busting styling.
The model has offered 172 automobiles to the top of June.
“Now while now we have been challenged as a model in 2021, now we have an absolute pushed dedication within the Australian market,” stated Peugeot Citroen Australia normal supervisor Kate Gillis late final yr.
“Over the final variety of years now we have seen these gross sales begin to decline, taking into account that we not have the Berlingo within the vary, now we have concentrated our LCVs to our Peugeot LCV lineup.
“However, with the launch of the C4 and… the brand new C5 X which is coming by way of in 2022, we’ve acquired some actual ambition of development plans inside the market.
“The introduction of the C4 helps us to construct a brand new viewers once more for the model and permits us then to increase that story once more as we get into the C5 X.”
At the time, Peugeot Citroen Australia stated the plug-in hybrid variant was “completely on the desk”.
The plug-in hybrid C5 X mates the 1.6-litre turbo with an 81.2kW electrical motor and a 12.4kWh lithium-ion battery, for a complete system output of 165kW and a claimed electrical vary of 50km on the stricter WLTP commonplace.
The PHEV additionally builds on the petrol automotive’s suspension with Advanced Comfort energetic suspension, which electronically adjusts the experience relying on the drive mode you choose.
Citroen withdrew from the mid-sized section in Australia in 2016 when it discontinued the earlier C5 sedan and wagon.
That mannequin ended European manufacturing in 2017, so Citroen has been with no mid-sizer in most markets till the launch of the C5 X – the exception being China, the place C5 manufacturing continued.
The model has additionally provided the bigger, conservative C6 sedan there, unrelated to the quirky flagship that after graced Citroen Australia showrooms.