All-new Citroën C5 X offers three efficient powertrains for UK buyers

Date Posted 4th August 2022
Read Time 6 min read

The all-new Citroën C5 X has officially launched in the UK, revealing a look into the future of the French brand.

Available as an efficient plug-in hybrid, or with two advanced petrol engines, Citroën’s new flagship model offers versatility, practicality, and advanced technology.

Citroën C5 X: Exterior design

Drawing inspiration from the CXperience concept car, as well as Citroën Models including the XM and CX, the new C5 X is a uniquely designed, D-segment vehicle.

Combining the refinement and prestige of a high-end saloon, the versatility and practicality of an estate, and the contemporary feel and appeal of an SUV, the C5 X offers the best of many worlds.

At 4.8m long, 1.5m tall and 1.8m wide, the new C5 X has a bold yet streamlined appearance. A new chevron badge and flowing 3D LED daytime running lights, accentuate the clamshell design of the shapely bonnet, and help to emphasise the aerodynamic nature of the vehicle’s exterior design.

Improving the car’s efficiency are the standard 19-inch alloy wheels, with low rolling resistance tyres that further enhance fuel proficiency.

The new C5 X is offered in six metallic and pearlescent body colours and comes with the option of a bi-tone roof.

Citroën C5 X: Three trim levels

The New C5 X and New C5 X Plug-in Hybrid models come in three trim levels, all available from launch. These three options include ‘Sense Plus’, ‘Shine’ and ‘Shine Plus’.

Sense Plus

Externally, the base model versions offer standard features including automatic LED headlights, electric and heated door mirrors, along with 19-inch Aero-X alloy wheels.

Internally, all ‘Sense Plus’ models exhibit an Urban Grey Ambiance, complete with herringbone fabric and ‘Isabella’ black leather-effect Advanced Comfort Seats.

The infotainment system features a standard 10-inch central touchscreen, and is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

‘Sense Plus’ models come equipped with Active Safety Brake with Forward Collision Warning Alert, in addition to a Reversing Camera complete with Top Rear Vision, amongst others.


All Citroën C5 X ‘Shine’ models exhibit additional and upgraded external features, including satin chrome tips on the rear bumper, and 19-inch Diamond Cut Alloy wheels with Onyx Black Paint and inserts.

The aesthetically pleasing interior of all ‘Shine’ models are upgraded to Metropolitan Grey Ambiance, with ‘Paloma’ leather, and ‘Isabella’ black and Nixon’ grey leather-effect Advanced Comfort Seats. A heated steering wheel is fitted as standard – a great feature for chilly English weather.

The central touchscreen of the infotainment system is elevated to a 12-inch unit, with drivers being assisted by Citroën’s Extended Head-Up Display.

Safety improvements on all ‘Sense’ models include a Radar Controlled Active Safety Brake, along with the level 2 autonomous Highway Driver Assist system.

Shine Plus

The top-of-the-range ‘Shine Plus’ trim adds extra-tinted rear quarter windows into the mix, further enhancing the external appeal of the Citroën C5 X.

‘Hype Black’ Ambience finishes of this model’s interior, and includes ‘Mistral’ black ‘Paloma’ leather with perforated chevron design patterns. Other notable features include heated front seats, aluminium door sill protectors, and brushed aluminium effect pedals.

‘Shine Plus’ technology and safety upgrades include a 360-Vision camera, and Extended Blind Spot Monitoring.

Plug-in Hybrid variants

Citroën C5 X Plug-in Hybrid variants feature customised ‘Hybrid’ badging around the vehicle, further adding to the modern and innovative feel of the car.

A 7.4kW single-phase, on-board charger gives the C5 X up to 37 miles of electric-only range (EAER WLTP Combined), and ensure CO2 emissions are as low as 30g/km.

Citroën C5 X: Safety and Technology

The new Citroën C5 X boasts the most advanced extended head-up display ever equipped in a Citroën vehicle. This ultra-modern system projects all vital driving information, in colour, directly onto the windscreen (4.5 meters ahead in the driver’s line of sight).

This feature allows the driver to keep eyes on the road at all times, considerably improving safety and peace-of-mind. Drivers are able to select what essential information is displayed in front of them, including speed information, navigation, and driving assistance systems.

The new C5 X also introduces Citroën’s new enhanced infotainment system. An ultra-wide, 12-inch HD touchscreen with ambient back lighting provides access to ‘My Citroën Drive Plus’. This system boasts optimum ergonomic efficiency and seamless smartphone compatibility for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Safety wise, Citroën have included a wide array of features. These include Long Range Blind Spot Monitoring, Active Safety Brake, Collision Risk Alert, 360-Vision, Active Lane Departure Warning, Extended Traffic Sign Recognition, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Highway Integrated Assist, and more.

Citroën C5 X: Powetrains

Plug-in Hybrid versions of the C5 X are sold alongside two efficient petrol engines.

Plug-in Hybrids

The Citroen C5 X PHEV model is one of the best in its segment.

New Citroën C5 X Plug-in Hybrid versions couple a 1.6-litre, 180 PureTech petrol engine with an 81kW electric motor. This capable combination produces a total power output of 225hp and 360Nm of torque.

The 12.4kWh battery allows for up to 37 miles in full electric model. These Hybrid models have a 7.4kW Type 2 charging cable, compatible with both home and public charging points. A full charge can be achieved in just 100 minutes.

Petrol Engines

The new Citroen C5 X petrol engine models are highly efficient.

The New Citroën C5 X also offers two efficient petrol engine options. These include the 130 PureTech along with the 180 PureTech.

PureTech 130 variants sport a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 130hp and 230Nm of torque. It’s capable of up to 48.6mpg (WLTP) and CO2 emissions as low as 136g/km.

The more powerful 180 PureTech engine uses Citroën’s four-cylinder 1.6-litre powerplant, producing 180hp and 250Nm of torque. This engine is capable of up to 43.9mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 147g/km.

All New C5 X models are sold exclusively with a super smooth Citroën EAT8 8-speed automatic transmission.

Trim LevelPowertrain‘On The Road’MRRP
 Sense PlusPureTech 130 S&S EAT8 Automatic

Plug-in Hybrid 225 e-EAT8

 ShinePureTech 130 S&S EAT8 Automatic

PureTech 180 S&S EAT8 Automatic

Plug-in Hybrid 225 e-EAT8


Shine PlusPureTech 130 S&S EAT8 Automatic

PureTech 180 S&S EAT8 Automatic

Plug-in Hybrid 225 e-EAT8



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