Citroën has updated the C5 with a selection of styling changes, an innovative emergency and assistance system and new Euro 5-compliant engines across the range.
The French carmaker has refreshed both saloon and Tourer (estate) models, with the new versions available in showrooms from November 1.
New Citroën C5 styling
To say the car has had an exterior styling overhaul would be stretching the truth. In fact, the only telling changes have been made to the lights.
The cornering headlights from the existing C5 remain, but there is a distinctive new LED arrangement around them.
The rear lights have a new ‘dark crystal’ finish and a clear glass section.
Euro 5 engine line-up across the model range
Citroën can also boast up-to-date Euro 5 exhaust emissions compliance for the C5 in both the saloon and Tourer body styles. A new 110bhp 1.6HDi engine replaces the outgoing Euro 4 version, and there are tweaks to the 1.6 petrol and V6 diesel engines.
Both the 155bhp 1.6i THP and 240bhp 3.0 HDi V6 Auto Exclusive offer improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
Fuel economy for the 1.6i THP engine – available in the saloon with VTR+ Nav trim – has improved to 42.2mpg, while emissions are down by 14g/km, dropping it down three tax bands.
The 3.0 HDi V6 has dropped down two tax bands thanks to a slight improvement in mpg and a 6g/km drop in CO2.
eTouch Emergency and Assistance System
Another new feature that is standard on new Citroën C5 Exclusive models is eTouch Emergency and Assistance. This system works manually or automatically to call for emergency assistance in the event of an accident – or if the car is immobilised. It has an in-built SIM card and is easily accessed on the centre console.
Owners can also use eTouch to check online information about their car’s maintenance schedule and get free advice on improving fuel economy.
Prices start at £19,195
Prices for the new C5 start at £19,195 for the 1.6 HDi VTR saloon. The most expensive model is the 3.0HDi V6 Auto Exclusive Tourer, at £29,595.