It’s the brand’s latest 2022 Citroen C5X . It’s the company’s newest flagship model that has its job of replacing the previous C5 estate and saloon. The French company is known for its inconsistency, and it hopes it can help re-invent the brand’s position in the market of family cars. It’s a mash-up between an estate and a hatchback that combines elements from both and some detail resembling an SUV to add some flair.
That’s why the direct rivals are rare and few. In terms of concept, but not in price, it is the Volvo V60 Cross Country, and the now-discontinued Audi A4 Allroad, Volkswagen Passat Alltrack, Skoda Octavia Scout, and Subaru Outback.
With a starting cost of less than PS30,000 with some tempting PCP offers, This is a spacious, attractive, intriguing, and the most important thing – a comfortable family car, no matter how you categorize it.
This is the 2nd C5 model within the range similar to the Aircross SUV. The X comes in plug-in hybrid and petrol versions, and all are priced well and come with a lot of features for the price.
So what do you think? Is Citroen making smart use of its C5 X in making a car that could attract many customers, or will this car’s segment-specific design cause confusion?
Background of 2022 Citroen C5X
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a reliable large Citroen. In fact that it’s been an extended time since we’ve had any big Citroen in any way, with the most recent being the odd XM which was the successor of the CX versions of the 1970s and the ’80s. But here’s a story to tell that you’re going to see C5 X, the C5 X, offered in the single body design, offering an unusual mix of an estate, SUV, and luxurious saloon.
It’s a similar configuration typified by the highly unfavorable BMW 3 5 and the 6 Series Gran Turismo models. A car that shares an emblem with the Mondeo sector model was removed due to poor sales in the past few years.
A brand with little history of success compared to the German premium manufacturers who rule the premium car market. It’s time to support the weaker side, aren’t you? We like this particular car with the suffix ‘X’ to refer to its position in the market at the crossroads of the customers’ needs as per Citroen.
Driving Experience of 2022 Citroen C5X
The designer Pierre Leclerq says that the 2022 Citroen C5X ‘is a car you’d like to drive, but also one you’d like to drive in too.’ The 2022 Citroen C5X wants to replicate the “magic carpet” feeling of the large Citroens of the past, such as that of DS or the CX.
To achieve this, it combines the Hydraulic Cushion suspension system found on the C5 Aircross SUV to its Active suspension system that we encountered with the DS 7 Crossback, which uses a camera that anticipates bumps and then preconditions the springs to reduce the impact. There are three riding settings, ranging from extreme comfort to sporty.
It’s engine-wise the same Peugeot/Citroen model, with all the engines are paired to the fluid EAT8 automated transmission. The entry-level 130hp 1.2-liter PureTech three-cylinder petrol turbo unit and an 1.6 Liter PureTech 180 petrol engine.
Or, you could choose the top-of-the-line Plug-in Hybrid 225 e EAT8 variant, a 180hp 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, and an electric motor powered by a 13.2kWh battery. Double-glazed windows will provide excellent quality regardless of the engine you select. Its hybrid C5 X offers complete electric motoring with speeds up to 84mph.
The Hybrid version comes with three driving modes: Electric, Hybrid, and Sport. Electric mode offers up to 34 miles of zero emissions, while Hybrid provides the most efficient of both. Sport is the best way to maximize performance from an electric motor and that of the gasoline engine.
Drivers can also alter the regenerative brake function and an e-Save function that lets drivers reserve their electric range for later on the journey – if they arrive in urban or city center areas.
Designs and Building of 2022 Citroen C5X
It looks different. The way you view it and the angle you see it from, it’s one of three things: a Crossover or an estate or luxury hatch. The exterior and design are influenced by The Experience concept car from 2016. However, the mechanicals is built on the standard Stellantis Group EMP2 chassis underpinnings.
What’s that, what’s a Peugeot 508 sporting an unusual set of clothes? You won’t believe it after you’ve sat inside, as it’s a bit distinct, due to Citroen’s “Advanced Comfort design philosophy that includes large, comfortable front seats that where you can sink deeply into.
However, the cabin tech is primarily a repackaged version of the features we’ve seen in other larger Peugeots and DS models. It has you get a digital instrument cluster and a head-up display with color and a 12-inch touchscreen in the center that includes voice control and wireless updates.
One of the most significant differences here is the extra space further back due to the long wheelbase, 2,785mm. There’s plenty of space behind the seats, and the airy feeling is enhanced by the large wide windows and a panoramic roof. There’s a large 545-liter boot that can be extended up to 1,640-litres if the seats are folded. Boot space decreases to 485-litres and 1,580-litres with the PHEV version.
A brand-new 2022 Citroen C5X Engines and drivetrains
The engine lineup starts with the turbocharged 1.2-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine, which produces 128bhp. Beyond that, there’s the 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 178bhp. Unlike Citroen’s other smaller models, 2022 Citroen C5X is the only model available. 2022 Citroen C5X will come with an automatic eight-speed gearbox.
Beyond the patrols, a similar plug-in hybrid technology will be used on the C5 Aircross, which blends the 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor, and a 13.2kWh battery pack for an output of 222bhp with an electric mileage of 30 miles. Additionally, 7.4kW single-phase charging it is typical.
The new 2022 Citroen C5X : prices and specifications
The entry-level equipment is Sense Plus and is priced from PS26,490 with Pure Tech 130 petrol option, or PS35,190 for the Pure Tech 130 petrol version and PS35,190 for the hybrid plug-in version. Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels as well as LED headlights.
It also comes with leather upholstery that humans make. It also has a 10-inch touchscreen that features 3D navigation, wireless mirroring of smartphones, along with rear and front parking sensors, as well as a reversing camera.
Shine models start at PS27,990. This is the level at which the more powerful petrol engine 178bhp is available, priced at PS29,990. Shine models also come with aesthetic features such as high-end chrome trimming on the back bumper and leather/man-made seats in the cabin.
A heated steering wheel comes with it, and ambient LED lights are included. This model also has a larger central touchscreen measuring 12 inches in size, with heads-up displays, wireless charging for smartphones, and radar-guided active safety brakes.