Citroen’s spacious and refined C5 family car is set to knock rivals for a hat trick of sixes this summer with the introduction of a new SIX-speed manual gearbox, SIX new VTR models and the standard availability of SIXteen-inch alloys on top-of-the-range models.
Now opening its innings on all C5 2.2HDi diesel models, the Company’s smooth six-speed manual gearbox offers a more relaxed and quieter driving experience at motorway speeds. Both private and company car drivers will be rewarded with lower running costs, with the new models returning almost 45mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions as low as 167g/km.
Citroen is also furthering the appeal of the C5 VTR range, which has accounted for over a quarter of all C5 sales in the past two months. The new 2.0i 16V petrol and 2.2HDi diesel VTR models join the 1.8i 16V and 2.0HDi 110hp versions that are currently on sale.
Prices for the new VTR models, available as saloons or estates and with manual or automatic gearboxes, are pitched from £13,295 to £16,105, including the Company’s current offers. All VTRs are equipped with air conditioning, an alarm, six airbags, ABS with EBD and EBA and sporty-looking alloys as standard, while a VTR Sports Pack, featuring mesh grille and rear spoiler, is a stylish option.
On top of all this, C5 Exclusive models now feature larger, 16-inch alloy wheels, giving the top-of-the-range models an even more purposeful and appealing look. And with Citroen’s VAT-free offer running until the end of September, meaning that the C5 range starts at just over £12,600 for the entry-level 1.8i 16V LX, buyers are sure to be bowled over by the C5’s value for money.Published 17 July 2003