First Look: Citroen C5

First Look: Citroen C5

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
27 Oct 2010

Citroën’s elegant C5 range is to be updated and refreshed with smart styling and technology upgrades including a distinctive new LED light signature, darker tinted rear light clusters, re-homologated engines and the introduction of the Company’s innovative new eTouch Emergency & Assistance System.

The model upgrades apply to both Saloon and Tourer versions and are available from November 2010.

Already widely recognised as one of the most stylish and well-equipped models its segment, the visual changes to the C5 range are subtle yet assured, whilst the efficiency and equipment upgrades further strengthen the model’s technologically advanced credentials.

Standard specification across both the C5 Saloon and Tourer ranges, specially designed LEDs have been neatly integrated into the headlights to give the model a distinctive new visual signature. The rear light clusters also benefit from a new ‘Dark Crystal’ treatment with clear glass in the central section. The headlamps retain all their existing functionality and the models safety-enhancing cornering lights remain standard specification across the range.

The Citroën C5 range now benefits from a full Euro 5 compliant engine line-up with the introduction of the 1.6HDi 110hp Euro 5 to replace the Euro 4 version. The 1.6i THP 155hp petrol engine - available in Saloon form with VTR+ NAV trim - and the 3.0HDi V6 240hp Auto Exclusive (Saloon and Tourer) have been re-homologated and now offer improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. Combined cycle fuel economy increases from 39.8mpg to 42.2mpg and 38.2mpg to 39.2mpg respectively. CO2 emissions are also down 14g/km and 6g/km respectively, resulting in reduced BIK tax rates for both models (down 3 bands for the THP 155 and down 2 bands for the HDi V6). The first year VED for the THP 155 model changes from band H to band G.

Standard specification on all C5 Exclusive models, customers now benefit from the introduction of Citroën’s new eTouch Emergency & Assistance System. This innovative service automatically or manually makesemergency calls and allows manual assistance calls - using a built-in SIM card - for a rapid response in the event of an accident or if the car is immobilised. Citroën’s eTouch system also allows drivers to consult information online at their ‘MyCITROËN’ personal space, which allows them to monitor their vehicle’s maintenance requirements and to receive advice on improving fuel economy. These services are free and available 24-7.

Credits: wilswong

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