Citroen’s to start with large passenger car in 6 a long time will supply a single petrol engine and one particular very-specified variant when it reaches Australia later this yr.
The 2023 Citroen C5 X ‘crossover’ wagon is due in Australian showroom in the fourth quarter of 2022 (Oct to December) – but it will never present the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) procedure offered in Europe.
The C5 X – the 1st significant Citroen passenger car or truck considering that the final C5 was discontinued in 2016 – will arrive to Australia in a person variant powered by a one petrol motor, a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 133kW and 250Nm.
Driving the front wheels by an 8-velocity computerized transmission, the motor is utilized in a quantity of other Peugeot and Citroen versions in Australia, like the C5 Aircross medium SUV.
It suggests Australia will not have entry to the plug-in hybrid version offered abroad, pairing the 133kW 1.6-litre turbo motor with an 80kW electrical motor and 11.9kWh battery for about 50km of claimed electric driving array.
Peugeot Citroen Australia basic manager Kate Gillis instructed media in November last year the C5 X PHEV was below evaluation: “With regards to PHEV, unquestionably on the desk at the minute for evaluation, but we are going to be capable to present some further element as we get nearer to … the start.”
The C5 X – which blends sedan, wagon and SUV – will be made available domestically in a single highly-specified design variant, possible badged Shine, which will be positioned against flagship versions of other mid-dimension and substantial passenger cars and trucks.
Be expecting regular features to contain a 12.-inch touchscreen with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 19-inch alloy wheels, Innovative Comfort and ease seats, adaptive dampers, and a comprehensive suite of advanced driver guide, which include Amount 2 semi-autonomous tech through adaptive cruise command and lane-centring help.
Pricing has yet to be verified, even so if abroad rates are a tutorial, expect the one C5 X variant to expense just beneath $55,000 plus on-highway prices locally – or near to $60,000 drive-away.
The brand’s latest flagship is the C5 Aircross medium SUV, which is priced from $52,300 plus on-street prices.