The New Citroen C5 (2008)

Citroen C5

Citroen C5

In recent years Citroen has created an exceptional range of new models that have been both praised and rewarded for their visual appeal, accomplished design, environmental credentials, innovative technology and reassuring safety features.

Amongst the latest models, the C4 Picasso has become the benchmark family MPV; the C-Crosser is recognised as one of the most stylish 4x4s on the market, the C1 as one of the most environmentally friendly cars available, and the super sleek C6 heralded as one of the safest cars on the road today, as well as being one of the most distinctive looking.

Now Citroen is making business and family motoring even more alluring as it introduces the brand new C5.  Benefiting from a completely new approach by Citroen’s designers, the spacious C5 is the successful combination of French flair with Teutonic-like levels of quality, coupled with the highest standards of comfort, innovation and in-car technology for which the Company is renowned.

The all-new C5 conveys a real sense of prestige, with its state-of-the-art design in a classic, thoroughbred saloon body. The C5 will strike a chord with drivers looking for a vehicle with status, stylistic individuality and the levels of performance and reliability expected of a hard-working vehicle.

Exceptionally well equipped, it comes with a long list of features that could add thousands of pounds to, or may not even be available on rivals. These include a driver’s seat massager, lane departure warning system, acoustic laminated glass, self-levelling suspension, automatic electric parking brake and directional headlights, whilst every model in the range comes with at least seven airbags, ESP with traction control, automatic air-conditioning, speed limiter, cruise control, Adaptive Front-lighting System and Citroen’s unique fixed hub steering wheel.

With its long, sleek body, sculpted lines and high waist, the C5’s striking styling gives it a true sense of status.  The front of the car is characterised by large air-intakes and long incisive headlamps that flank the prominent chrome chevrons and assert the C5’s identity. From the rear, the distinctive concave window and two-part boomerang lights give it a purposeful, determined impression.

Internally the C5 offers its occupants an environment of quality, comfort and safety. Utilising the Company’s most advanced vehicle technology, the new C5 offers an involved, reassuring and  satisfying driving experience, ideally suited to drivers who spend long hours on the road, or for those seeking secure transportation for their families.

Inside the cabin, the same taut, flowing lines seen on the exterior are replicated in the curvy detailing around the doors and dashboard, echoing the pursuit of quality throughout the car. Mood lighting further enhances this feeling, with ambient light glowing from the car’s doors and dashboard.

Citroen C5 | Part Two
Published 20 March 2008 Melanie Carter

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