Citroen C5X

Citroen C5X 

The new model, which occupies a strange place in the market as it’s a blend of saloon, crossover and estate bodystyles, sees Citroen return to the large car segment after a seven-year absence. Citroen says the C5X incorporates design elements from past Citroens like the iconic DS and CX, while promising ‘unrivalled’ comfort thanks to its newly developed seats and clever suspension. It’s also more spacious than a typical saloon, with more legroom and a large 545-litre boot, increasing to 1,640 litres once the rear seats are folded.  At launch, there is the choice of two turbocharged petrol engines – a 128bhp 1.2-litre and a 178bhp 1.6-litre. All powertrains come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Sense Plus model opens the range. Standard kit is generous, including 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a reversing camera and a 10-inch touchscreen with 3D satellite navigation. Mid-range Shine models include a larger 12-inch touchscreen, a head-up display, LED interior lighting and a heated steering wheel. At the top of the range, the Shine Plus model brings black leather upholstery, electric and heated front seats, an electric boot and 360-degree camera system.  Prices start at £2795 (£1605 wpms) Advance Payment for the 1.2 petrol 129 bhp Sense plus trim and rise to £3995 (£2805 wpms) for the 178bhp version in top Shine Plus trim.

Summer Best Buy – Citroen C5X  1.2 Petrol 129bhp Automatic ‘Sense Plus’   –  £2795 Advance Payment (£1605 wpms) or £3295 (£2105 wpms) in Shine trim or £3795 (£2605 wpms) in Shine Plus trim

Summer Best Buy – Citroen C5X  1.2 Petrol 178bhp Automatic ‘Shine’   –  £3795 Advance Payment (£2605 wpms) or £3995 (£2805 wpms) in Shine Plus trim