Control in difficult conditions is aided by the C5’s advanced braking system - Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Emergency Braking Assistance, ABS and ESP are all fitted as standard. Citroen’s much lauded Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) is also available, to warn drivers of unintentionally crossing lane markings without signalling.
As you would expect from an award-winning family car manufacturer, Citroen’s new C5 is a child friendly environment, with Isofix anchor points on up to three seats, four one-touch electric windows with an anti-pinch function and an electric child-safety lock for the rear doors and windows, all fitted as standard.
Improved visibility and safety at night is provided by the C5’s enhanced headlight system. Not only are xenon dual-function directional headlamps available, but static AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) is standard on all models and improves visibility and safety on corners and at junctions.
Load space is abundant, thanks to the split folding rear seats, which lie completely flat, to increase boot space. Access is made even easier by the unique shape of the concave windscreen, which creates a larger boot aperture.
To meet the full range of driver needs and preferences, the new C5 is available with a wide choice of engines from launch. The petrol powerplants include 127bhp 1.8i 16V and 143bhp 2.0i 16V units, while there are four HDi diesel engines - 110bhp, 138bhp, 173bhp and V6 208 units – all fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter System that virtually eliminates particle emissions.
Embodying the many advances Citroen has made in recent years, the new C5 will more than satisfy the requirements of buyers of large cars in terms of both quality and dependability. A powerful addition to the Company’s impressive car line-up and a breath of fresh air in a market littered with anodyne rivals, the distinctive C5 ensures Citroen is strongly represented in the large family car sector.
On sale on the 2nd April 2008, the C5 saloon will be complemented by the Tourer, which will be available in the summer, offering C5 style, with added practicality.
Xavier Duchemin, Managing Director at Citroen UK, said “With the new C5 we have added a fresh dimension to the business user market, with a vehicle that offers a sophisticated driving experience exemplified by its advanced vehicle technology, uncompromising safety features and its stunning design. Our customers want and deserve the highest standards in comfort, reliability, safety, performance and style. And with the new Citroen C5 that is exactly what we are offering.”Published 20 March 2008