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Pictures: Flagship Citroen C5 X launches in the UK, priced from £27,790

Citroen has launched its new C5 X D-segment flagship in the UK, with prices starting from £27,790 and the option of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.


Order books initially opened for the new model in January this year but its official arrival in the UK heralds a higher OTR price.

The C5 X claims to combine the attributes of large saloon, estate and SUV and shares a platform with the C5 Aircross SUV, offering a rakish silhouette and 545-litre boot.

Citroen says the new model delivers “surprise and excitement at first sight”.

Citroen retailers are offering a choice of 1.2-litre 130PS and 180PS 1.6-litre PureTech petrol drivetrains and a 225PS PHEV claiming CO2 emissions of 30g/km and a 37-mile zero-emission range.

The C5 X introduces a new infotainment system featuring a 12-inch touchscreen, natural voice recognition and a customisable display.

Sense Plus trim is the entry-level of a three trim line-up and includes 19-inch alloys, LED headlights, part leather-effect seats, a 10-inch central touchscreen with sat-nav, front and rear parking sensors, and a reversing camera.

Shine features an upgraded 12-inch central screen, leather and leather-effect seats, a heated steering wheel, ambient LED lighting and a head-up display.

Range-topping Shine Plus versions add extra tinted quarter-panel windows at the rear, leather upholstery, electrically operated and heated front seats, acoustically insulated front and rear windows, a motorised tailgate and a 360-degree reversing camera.

All PHEV derivatives of the C5 X come with a 7.4kW single-phase on-board charger, a Mode 3 charging cable with a Type 2 connector, as well as remote temperature pre-conditioning.

The car's 12.4kWh battery can be charged in 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Citroen will follow-up its flagship C5 X with the launch of a fully electric e-C4 X fastback family car in early 2023.