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Brand New Citroën C5 X 1.6 Plug-in Hybrid 225 Sense Plus 5dr e-EAT8

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10" Central touch screen with separate heating and ventilation controls (with ADAS and Home buttons)7'' Digital instrument cluster with smoked glass and 2 indicator lights
Citroen connect box with emergency and assistance systemCoffee Break Alert
Connected 3D navigationDriver attention alert system
Driver information panel with lighting fault indicatorE-call
Electric variable power assisted steeringExtended 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
Radar Controlled Active Safety Brake (with enhanced pedestrian and cyclist pickup and able to function at night)Rear cross traffic alert
Remote functions: horn and lighting, lock/unlock doors, vehicle status, thermal pre conditioning, battery chargeSensitivity setting selector switch - Electric/Hybrid/Comfort/Sport
Speed limit recognition and recommendationTop rear vision reversing camera
Voice recognitionWireless mirror screen


7.4 kW monophase on board chargerCitroen Advanced Comfort Active controlled suspension with double (front & rear) progressive hydraulic cushions
Mode 3 charging cable 


1 rear USB C type plug charge only (able to charge IPAD)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 IPAD
Bluetooth streamingDAB Digital radio
Hi Fi System: 8 loudspeakers (2 front woofers, 2 front tweeters, 2 rear woofers and 2 rear tweeters) 

Exterior Features

A pillar in blackAcoustic and tinted windscreen
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)
Black rear bumper trim stripBody coloured door handles
Charging point flap opening dashboard mounted buttonChrome 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 rear quarter panel windows
Extra tinted, heated rear windowFrameless electrochrome interior rear view mirror
Front and rear electric windowsGloss black Citroën chevrons with chrome surround, chrome Citroën lettering and C5 X badging on rear tailgate
Gloss black door mirror capsHigh level LED brake light
Hybrid badging on front doors and fendersLED daytime running lights
LED fog lights with static cornering function integrated into front bumper apronLED front indicators
LED rear lightsLED rear number plate lights
Rear side wing doorsRear wiper
Remote 4-window opening/closing with plipTinted front and extra tinted rear windows

Interior Features

12V power socket in front centre console3 rear headrests
3 seat bench in 2nd rowAdvanced comfort seats
Automatic 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 overstitching
Black tie down rings for secure load storageCabin air filter
Carpeted boot with low-friction loading floor railsCourtesy lighting: front roof light, rear roof light, central console lighting, LED illuminated glovebox and LED boot light
Dashboard mounted black, backlit, chrome-ringed start/stop buttonDriver and front passenger sun visors with mirrors and LED lighting
Driver's footreste-Toggle automatic gear selector switch on centre-console
Fabric front and rear door panel insertsFront and rear door pockets
Front and rear passenger storage areas in central consoleFront headrests
Front seatback storage pocketsHeight and reach adjustable steering wheel
High efficiency air filterIlluminated passenger glovebox
ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage pointsMagic Handles - allows rear seats to be folded flat from the boot compartment
Mechanical driver's seat with fore/aft adjustment, backrest adjustment, height adjustment, lumbar adjustment and headrestMechanical passenger's seat with fore/aft adjustment, backrest adjustment, height adjustment, and headrest
Mistral carpet with reinforced driver's foot wellMultifunction leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, driving assistance and infotainment control functions
Passenger cabin pre-conditioningPlastic boot sill
Rear air vents with independent opening/closing and left and right airflow settings for rear seat passengersRear armrest storage and cup holders
Remote temperature pre-conditioningRoll up awning fitted to tailgate
Satin chrome dashboard strip and gloss black decor on bottom of door panelsSatin chrome highlighted air vents and steering wheel
Single front passenger seatSmartphone storage in front of (front) centre armrest
Storage area for emergency safety triangle/first-aid kitStorage under central armrest
Urban Ambience cloth and leather-effect upholstery 

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)


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


Dashboard and door panels decor - painted grain 


19'' Aero-X Alloys with Hephaïs grey paint and Onyx black aero insertsCompressor with puncture repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh12.4
Battery Charge Slow kW7.4Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)100Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationLeft Side RearCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH55WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL62
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH34.2WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL38.5

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb30WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH34
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL30 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH1.5WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL1.2
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH186.2WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL236.2


Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power225Coin DescriptionPlug-in Hybrid 225
Coin SeriesSense PlusGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0730PStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9Engine Power - BHP225
Engine Power - KW165Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184Engine Torque - MKG25.5
Engine Torque - NM250Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed145 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


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

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2062 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2185Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1580
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)485Max. Loading Weight463
Max. Roof Load80Max. Towing Weight - Braked1350
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1722
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 takes a look.

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.


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 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 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

Designer Pierre Leclerq says that the C5 X 'is a car you want to drive but also one you want to be driven in as well'. This C5 X wants to replicate the 'magic carpet' driving feel of classic large Citroens of the past like the DS and the CX. And to that end mates the Hydraulic Cushion suspension setup of the C5 Aircross SUV with the Active suspension system we first saw on the DS 7 Crossback, which uses a camera to anticipate bumps, preconditioning the springs to soften them. There are three variable ride settings, from sporty to extreme comfort. Engine-wise, it's familiar Peugeot/Citroen fare, all the powerplants matched to the brand's smooth EAT8 automatic transmission. There's an entry-level 130hp 1.2-litre PureTech three cylinder petrol turbo unit and a 1.6 litre PureTech 180 petrol unit. Alternatively, you can opt for the flagship Plug-in Hybrid 225 e-EAT8 derivative which combines a 180hp 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor powered by a 13.2kWh battery. Double glazed windows promise superb refinement whichever of the engines you choose. This hybrid C5 X can offer full electric motoring at speeds of up to 84mph. The Hybrid variant comes with three driving modes - Electric, Hybrid and Sport. Electric mode gives up to 34 miles of zero emissions range, while Hybrid offers the best of both worlds. Sport maximises performance from both the electric motor and the petrol engine. Drivers can also adjust the regenerative braking mode, while an e-Save function allows drivers to reserve electric range for later in the journey - when arriving in city centres or urban areas, for example.

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, thanks to Citroen's 'Advanced Comfort' design ethos which includes thick lounge-type front chairs you can really sink into. The cabin tech though, is largely a re-packaged version of what we've seen before in other large Peugeots and DS models. So a digital instrument cluster, a colour head-up display and a 12-inch centre touchscreen with voice control and over-the-air updates. Perhaps the biggest difference here is the space you get further back, thanks to the lengthy 2,785mm wheelbase. There's an enormous amount of rear seat space, with the airy feel enhanced by big panoramic roof 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

Pricing starts from just over £26,000 (or from around £35,000 for the PHEV hybrid) and there's the one single body shape on offer. There are three trim levels, 'Sense Plus', 'Shine' and 'Shine Plus'. Across the range, you get a lot of equipment included - Citroen's most advanced infotainment interface yet for instance, which has a particular focus on connectivity. Featuring a 12-inch high-definition touch screen, four USB sockets and wireless smartphone charging, it 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.

Cost of Ownership

Citroen usually specialises in extremely efficient running cost returns and this C5 X is no different in that regard. Expect the 1.6 PureTech 180 petrol unit with its EAT8 auto transmission to be able to return around 45mpg on the combined cycle and 147g/km of CO2. It's 136g/km for the 1.2-litre 130hp PureTech unit. For really frugal running cost returns though, you'll need the clever hybrid plug-in variant, which returns up to 235mpg on the combined cycle. This uses a 13.2kWh battery which can be fully charged in under two hours using a standard 7kW Wallbox. Once that's done, an all-electric WLTP-rated driving range of around 34 miles is possible. Even better news is the CO2 reading applied to this model, around 30g/km, which means that it should attract a Benefit-in-Kind rate for company car drivers of no more than 11%. New C5 X Hybrid versions 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.


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 and go and try one. Be different. Just as Citroen is now once more trying to be.


* 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£559
Term (months)47
Cash price£35,998
Credit amount£35,439
Guaranteed future value£14,006
Total amount payable£40,838
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.5p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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