Citroen is launching two new C5 VTX+ models, equipped with a fuel efficient 110hp 1.6HDi engine, aimed directly at user-chooser fleet drivers looking to combine comfort, space and a high specification with low taxation.
The Citroen C5 VTX+ is based on the current VTR model, but adds a high-tech NaviDrive satellite navigation and telematics system and metallic paint as standard, all for a low recommended retail price that starts at just £15,095. Company car drivers can also benefit from a major Benefit-In-Kind tax saving of £700*.
Competitor comparisons are instantly favourable. The C5 VTX+ oozes value, with list price savings of between £3,000 and £4,000 compared to similarly specified key rivals.
The advanced, colour-screen NaviDrive system features voice-activation of the telephone/radio/satellite navigation, a function for reading back SMS text messages, ‘TA’ traffic information and a 6-CD auto-changer. The integrated, hands-free nature of this system, provides the user with added safety and cost benefits.
Brimming with equipment, VTX+ versions of the 5 star Euro NCAP rated C5 offer drivers the benefits ofCitroen’s ultra-comfortable, self-levelling hydractive suspension, ESP with traction control, ABS with EBD and EBA, automatic digital air conditioning, cruise control with speed limiter, alloy wheels, seven airbags and an alarm.
The C5 VTX+ Hatchback is available at a RRP of £15,095 and the C5 VTX+ Estate for £16,195. Both models are fitted with the refined and torquey 110hp 1.6HDi diesel engine, capable of returning over 50 miles per gallon. Thanks to the incredibly keen pricing neither model will be available with any additional customer offers.
* Compared to a standard VTR model equipped with metallic paint and NaviDrive Pack, based on 40% taxation over 36 months.Published 8 March 2006