C5 X arouses surprise and excitement at first sight in a rather traditional D-segment. With its strong concept, unique on the market, C5 X is naturally positioned as Citroën’s new top-of-the-range car and is inspired, right down to its name, by the CXperience Concept, unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
A unique concept: a modern and innovative bodystyle
C5 X’s bodystyle is immediately striking: assertive, robust and distinctive. Renewing the codes of the D-segment, it features an fastback bodystyle that blends saloon and station wagon by adding some elements that make SUVs so appealing. It is a all-new shape with particular attention paid to aerodynamics.
Its long bonnet, fluid and aerodynamic lines, high waistline and kick above the rear wheels bring distinction and dynamism; they are also reminders of various cars that have marked the history of Citroën’s top range. Its tailgate, another distinctive feature of Citroën’s large cars, offers all the practicality of a station wagon: it has a wide, functional opening and a low loading sill for easy, practical everyday use.
An elevated stance to better control the road
Its elevated stance, thanks to increased ground clearance compared to a traditional saloon and large-diameter 720 mm wheels fitted with 19″ Tall & Narrow tyres on most versions, allows a higher driving position for greater safety and visibility, a feature much appreciated by SUV customers.
With a wheelbase of 2,785 mm for outstanding rear-seat space, C5 X offers generous exterior dimensions, with a length of 4,805 mm, a width of 1,865 mm and a height of 1,485 mm, placing it at the heart of the D-segment.
A modern, high-tech lighting signature: see and be seen
C5 X features Citroën’s new V-shaped light signature at the front and rear, introduced on New C4. Recognisable from all the rest and immediately identifiable as a Citroën, this technological light signature comprises LED headlights on the whole range. It is visible both day and night and underlines C5 X’s unique bodystyle.
“With its innovative styling that combines the elegance of a saloon, the dynamism of a station wagon and the robustness of an SUV, C5 X embodies the audacity of Citroën’s style. Its unique morphology, aerodynamic lines and modern light signature make it a true Citroën, immediately recognisable on the road.” Pierre Leclercq, Citroën Design Director