Citroen's New Look C5

Citroen C5

Citroen C5

Citroen’s New Look C5 has now arrived in the UK, ushering in a sharp new corporate look. Yet there is far more to it than just a major restyling as under the skin it presents new, innovative technologies, enhanced levels of equipment and three new engines, at the same time improving further on the widely acclaimed refinement, comfort and spaciousness offered by the previous model.

Available in both hatchback and estate forms, the New Look C5 has been designed to meet the demanding safety, comfort and low cost requirements expected by both business and private buyers looking for a modern and practical large family car.

Exceptionally well-equipped, every model in the new range comes with seven airbags, ESP with traction control, an alarm and fully automatic air conditioning - equipment that, where available, would add up to £750 to the cost of most Mondeos and Vectras!

The New Look C5 features cutting edge technological advances and is the first Citroen to offer a Lane Departure Warning System, designed to help prevent accidents caused by tiredness. This sophisticated technology uses sensors to alert the driver, via vibrating mechanisms in the driver’s seat, if the car begins to drift across lanes unintentionally.

Citroen pioneered the use of swivelling headlamps in the DS, and the New Look C5 now brings the technology up to date with Xenon Dual Function Directional Headlamps that help eliminate corner blackspots. Driver well-being is also helped by a speed limiter, unusual for the class yet standard on most New Look C5 models, designed to prevent the driver from unintentionally breaking any speed limit.

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Published 9 October 2004 Melanie Carter

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