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1.2 PureTech 130 Shine Plus 5dr EAT8
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2024 (24) Citroën C5 X
1.2 PureTech 130 Shine Plus 5dr EAT8
Mileage: 10 miles
Stirling Citroën / DS / Peugeot / Vanstore
Expected retail price
£27,998
Deposit
£459
+
Per month
£459
2024 (24) Citroën C5 X
1.2 PureTech 130 Shine Plus 5dr EAT8
Mileage: 10 miles
Stirling Citroën / DS / Peugeot / Vanstore
Expected retail price
£27,998
Deposit
£459
+
Per month
£459
2024 (24) Citroën C5 X
1.2 PureTech 130 Shine Plus 5dr EAT8
Mileage: 10 miles
Stirling Citroën / DS / Peugeot / Vanstore
Expected retail price
£27,998
Deposit
£459
+
Per month
£459
2024 (24) Citroën C5 X
1.2 PureTech 130 Shine Plus 5dr EAT8
Mileage: 5 miles
Inverness Peugeot / Citroën / Vanstore
Only
£27,998
Deposit
£459
+
Per month
£459

Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12" Central touch screen with separate heating and ventilation controls (with ADAS and Home buttons)360 degree camera
7'' Digital instrument cluster with smoked glass, 10 + 2 indicator lights and ambiance backlightingCitroen connect box with emergency and assistance system
Coffee Break AlertConnected 3D navigation
Driver attention alert systemDriver information panel with lighting fault indicator
E-callElectric variable power assisted steering
Extended blind spot detectionExtended traffic sign recognition
Forward collision warningFront and rear parking sensors
Highway Integrated Assist (Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and Lane Positioning Assist)In-crash braking
Lane change assistantLane keep assist
Multi window screenMyCitroën Drive Plus (incorporating electronic user guide)
Outside temperature displayRadar Controlled Active Safety Brake (with enhanced pedestrian and cyclist pickup and able to function at night)
Rear cross traffic alertRemote functions: horn and lighting, lock/unlock doors, vehicle status
Speed limit recognition and recommendationVisiopark
Voice recognitionWireless mirror screen
Wireless smartphone charging 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Citroen Advanced Comfort suspension with double (front & rear) progressive hydraulic cushions 

Entertainment

2 front USB plugs : 1 USB type C charge + data (front of centre console), 1 USB type C charge only (under centre front armrest), able to charge IPAD2 rear USB plugs (1 C type charge + data and 1 C type charge only, able to charge IPAD)
Bluetooth streamingDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

A pillar in blackAcoustic insulated and tinted windscreen with Head Up Display (eHUD)
Automatic illumination of headlamps when unlockingAutomatic rain-sensitive flat blade wipers with integrated wash function
Automatic welcome and follow me home lightingAutomatically illuminating LED headlamps with automatic High Beam Assist (with driver adjustment controls in passenger compartment)
Body coloured door handlesChrome Citroën chevrons integrated into front grille and extending outward into front light signature
Electronic, heated, black folding door mirrors with integrated LED indicator, LED approach lightingExtra tinted glass in rear windows and tailgate
Extra tinted rear quarter panel windows with animation in glassExtra tinted, heated rear window
Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirrorFront and rear electric windows
Gloss black Citroën chevrons with chrome surround, chrome Citroën lettering and C5 X badging on rear tailgateGloss black door mirror caps
High level LED brake lightLED daytime running lights
LED fog lights with static cornering function integrated into front bumper apronLED front indicators
LED rear lightsLED rear number plate lights
Motorised rear tailgate with hands free access (activated by key or via button on dashboard)Rear side wing doors
Rear wiperRemote 4-window opening/closing with plip
Satin chrome trim on rear bumper 

Interior Features

12V power socket in front centre console12V socket in boot
3 rear headrests3 seat bench in 2nd row
Aluminium door sillsAutomatic dual zone air-conditioning with Soft/Normal/Fast variable settings, A/C max function and single- zone function (through touch screen)
Black leather-effect central armrest with overstitchingBlack leather-effect front and rear door panel inserts
Black tie down rings for secure load storageBrushed aluminium effect pedals
Cabin air filterCarpeted boot with low-friction loading floor rails
Courtesy lighting: front roof light, rear roof light, central console lighting, LED illuminated glovebox and LED boot lightDashboard mounted black, backlit, chrome-ringed start/stop button
Driver and front passenger sun visors with mirrors and LED lightingDriver's footrest
e-Toggle automatic gear selector switch on centre-consoleFront and rear door pockets
Front and rear floor matsFront and rear passenger storage areas in central console
Front headrestsFront seatback storage pockets
Heated electric driver and front passenger seatHeight and reach adjustable steering wheel
High efficiency air filterIlluminated passenger glovebox
Interior LED welcome lighting - door handles, front foot wells, driver instrument panelISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
Magic Handles - allows rear seats to be folded flat from the boot compartmentMistral carpet with reinforced driver's foot well
Multifunction heated, grained leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, driving assistance and infotainment control functionsRear air vents with independent opening/closing and left and right airflow settings for rear seat passengers
Rear armrest storage and cup holdersRoll up awning fitted to tailgate
Satin chrome dashboard strip and satin chrome decor on bottom of door panelsSatin chrome highlighted air vents and steering wheel
Single front passenger seatSmartphone storage in front of (front) centre armrest
Stainless steel boot sillStorage area for emergency safety triangle/first-aid kit
Storage under central armrest 

Passive Safety

2 tone hornABS
Curtain airbagsDriver and front passenger airbags
Electric parking brakeElectronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Five 3 point inertia reel seat beltsFront inertia reel seatbelt with pre-tensioners and force limiters
Front passenger airbag deactivationHill start assist function
Intelligent Traction Control systemLateral airbags
Pedestrian protection active bonnetPower child locks on rear doors
Tyre underinflation detectionUnfastened seatbelt visual warning system on all seats + audible warning for driver/front passenger (front passenger presence detection)

Security

Deadlocking systemLocking wheel nuts
Perimetric and volumetric anti theft alarmProximity keyless entry (doors, boot and fuel filler flap) and start

Trim

Dashboard and door panels décor - wood film and grain 

Wheels

19'' Aero-X Diamond Cut Alloys with Onyx black paint & Onyx black aero inserts
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb137
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH154WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL136

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1199Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders3Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH6.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL5.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH41.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL48.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH39WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL47.6
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH48WLTP - MPG - High - TEL57.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH35.1WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL36.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH42WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL49.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power130
Coin DescriptionPureTech 130Coin SeriesShine Plus
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0721E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %82NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %69
NCAP Safety Assist %66Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.4Engine Power - BHP131
Engine Power - KW96Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT170
Engine Torque - MKG23.5Engine Torque - NM230
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed130

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R19
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAero-XWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1485Length4805
Wheelbase2785Width1865
Width (including mirrors)2062 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight1905Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1640
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)545Max. Loading Weight487
Max. Roof Load80Max. Towing Weight - Braked1050
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked745Minimum Kerbweight1418
No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Citroen C5 X

Citroen returns to its quirky roots in the luxury segment with the unusual C5 X. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

If Citroen is to return to its traditionalist roots, it needs a big, plush comfort-orientated quirky flagship model. Which is exactly what we've got with this car, the unusual but potentially rather pleasing C5 X. It's an unusual confection, but the right kind of customer might rather like it.

Background

It's been a long time since we've had a credible large Citroen. Come to think of it, it's been a long time since we've been offered any kind of large Citroen at all, the last one being the quirky C6 and before that the XM, the successor to the CX models of the '70s and '80s. Yet here we are telling you about the C5 X, offered in a single body style delivering that unusual combination of SUV, estate and luxury saloon. Yes, the same kind of combination characterised by the notably unsuccessful BMW 3, 5 and 6 series Gran Turismo models. On a car sharing a badge with a Mondeo sector model (the C5) deleted a few years back for slow sales. From a brand with no history of success against the German premium makers who dominate the luxury car segment. You've got to cheer for the underdog haven't you? And we rather like this one, a car with an 'X' suffix referencing its market position positioning 'at the crossroads of customers' needs', according to Citroen.

Driving Experience

So many family cars these days seem, to a greater or lesser degree, seem to feel the need to be 'sporty'. The C5 X doesn't, prioritising ride over handling, refinement over driving involvement. If those are your priorities too, you might well like it very much - in either of the two forms Citroen's offering in our market. We tried the conventional variant, which uses a 130hp version of the Stellantis Group's usual 1.2-litre three cylinder PureTech petrol engine, mated to 8-speed EAT8 auto transmission. In this guise, the car gets the passive version of Citroen's clever 'Progressive Hydraulic Cushion' suspension system, which sees hydraulic dampers replace the usual rubber bumps stops that the suspension coil would usually crash against at the top and bottom of wheel travel. As a result, over poorer surfaces, though you still know the bumps are there, you just don't feel them to the extent you'd expect to. The C5 X alternative is a 225hp 1.6-litre petrol Plug-in Hybrid powertrain in a model which compensates for its extra 304kgs of weight by the extra fitment of that suspension system in more advanced 'Active' form. With that, a system of sensors scan and evaluate the condition of the road surface as you drive, preparing the springs for bumps and undulations before you reach them. Which is just enough to make this Citroen a rather lovely thing to travel in. The PHEV model offers a potential 39 mile EAER-rated EV driving range from its 12.4kWh battery. And you can drive at speeds of up to 84mph in the car's 'Electric' drive mode. At which point it's pretty quiet - but then all C5 Xs are, aided by acoustic windscreen glazing, which extends out to the front side windows in the top-spec model.

Design and Build

Well it looks a bit different doesn't it? Depending on your perspective and what angle you view it from, this is either a Crossover, a big estate or a luxury large hatch. The looks and the interior are inspired by the CXexperience concept car of 2016, but all the engineering underneath is based on the usual Stellantis Group EMP2 chassis underpinnings. So, a Peugeot 508 in a more unusual set of clothes? Well you won't think so once you take a seat inside because it feels very different, The seating position is surprisingly commanding, set 10cms higher than it would be in a conventional D-segment saloon or estate. Whether it's all truly 'Citroen-esque' is another question. The plump 'Advanced Comfort' seats, the unusual three-spoke wheel and the 7-inch binnacle display's digital speedo graphics certainly try to be. But ultimately, there are just too many shared Stellantis Group parts - primarily the centre screen (either 10 or 12-inch) and much of the switchgear - to make this spacious-feeling cabin a true quality match for premium brand models. It's not without appeal though: the smart light wood-style central trimming strip that widens into the doors, the pleasing soft-touch textures of the dash top and the grey-chevron-stitched faux-leather door panels all please. Perhaps the biggest difference with a C5 X though lies with the space you get further back, thanks to the lengthy 2,785mm wheelbase. There's an enormous amount of rear seat room, with the airy feel enhanced by rear quarterlights and large windows. And you get a capacious 545-litre boot, extendable to 1,640-litres with the seats folded. Boot space falls to 485-litres and 1,580-litres for the PHEV variant.

Market and Model

There's a simple range on offer here and we'll give you the pricing for it that applied at the time of our test in Autumn 2023. You choose either the conventional PureTech 130 petrol engine we tried, priced from just under £29,000. Or the petrol Plug-in Hybrid 225 variant, which costs from around £38,000. Either way, you have to have an EAT8 auto gearbox and there's the choice of three trim levels - 'You!', 'Plus' or 'Max'. As for powerplants, well Citroen has resisted the temptation to bring in a diesel, it's 1.6-petrol conventional petrol engine or the PHEV powertrain in a more affordable 180hp guise. Across the range, you get a lot of equipment included - Citroën's most advanced infotainment interface yet for instance, which has a particular focus on connectivity. Avoid base trim and you get a 12-inch high-definition touchscreen, four USB sockets and wireless smartphone charging. Plus this display can also be updated in real time via the Cloud and can Mirror Screen smartphone displays without the need to plug them in. The design of its interface has been heavily influenced by the latest tablet technology, which means the settings, display preferences and widgets on the home screen can all be quickly and easily customised. This system also has a natural, efficient and easy-to-use voice recognition system, a digital personal assistant that understands what is said to it, answers questions and carries out commands. The C5 X is also at the cutting edge of technology in the field of driving assistance systems, thanks to its use of various advanced devices installed all around the vehicle, including radar and numerous cameras and sensors. With its 'Highway Driver Assist' system, this Citroen offers advanced semi-autonomous level 2 driving. By combining 'Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go' and 'Lane Keeping Assist', the driver no longer needs to manage speed or trajectory as the vehicle takes care of all these functions. Other features that make driving easier and stress-free include long range 'Blind Spot Detection' and 'Rear Cross Traffic Alert', which detects a danger when reversing. Top 'Shine Plus' models benefit from Citroen's upgraded 'Highway Integrated Assist Plus' system, which includes 'Semi-Automatic Lane Change' and 'Anticipated Intelligent Speed Assist'.

Cost of Ownership

Citroen usually specialises in extremely efficient running cost returns and this C5 X is no different in that regard. Expect the 1.2 PureTech 130 petrol unit with its EAT8 auto transmission to be able to return up to 48.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 137g/km of CO2. For really frugal running cost returns though, you'll need the clever Plug-in Hybrid variant, which returns up to 236.2mpg on the combined cycle. This uses a 12.8kWh battery which can be fully charged in under two hours using a standard 7kW Wallbox. Once that's done, an all-electric EAER-rated driving range of up to 39 miles is possible. Even better news is the CO2 reading applied to this model, up to 27g/km, though that's still not enough to get this PHEV into the same 8% BiK taxation bracket as Citroen's C5 Aircross Hybrid; in this case, the C5 X PHEV will attract a Benefit-in-Kind rate for company car drivers of 12%. The C5 X Plug-in Hybrid models all come as standard with a 7.4kW single-phase on-board charger, a Mode 3 charging cable with a Type 2 connector, as well as remote temperature pre-conditioning. Whatever your choice of C5 X, you'll properly want to keep garage costs in check by opting for the affordable 3 year servicing plan that is available at point of purchase. Finally, there's the usual Citroen three year / 60,000 mile warranty.

Summary

There's certainly a spark of originality here, with elegance, comfort, efficiency and style translated into a car designed to suit a family executive looking for something just a little different. But all the true great large Citroens of the past were always marked out by the ground breaking innovations they introduced. Everything here though, we've seen before; the style concept from BMW, the engineering from Peugeot, the suspension system from DS. Combining all of that though, does create an undeniably pleasing Gallic confection and even if the exterior design concept is derivative, it's been delivered with the flair of a puff of Gallouise. A C5 X will be a rare sight on British roads, but we can't help liking it. Let almost everyone else in the sector sign on the dotted line for something dull and probably German. Instead, go and try one of these. Be different. Just as Citroen is now once more trying to be.

Performance
60%
Handling
50%
Comfort
90%
Space
90%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
40%
Insurance
60%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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46 monthly payments of£459
Deposit£459
Total amount payable£35,097
Representative APR8.9%
Cash price£27,998
Credit amount£27,539
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.8p per mile
Optional final payment£13,065
Term (months)47

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