Citroen keeps faith in large cars with the C5 X

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Citroën has another stab at a large car with the C5 X, which tries to be, at once, an SUV, a saloon and an estate

Once famed for the elegant, quirky and innovative DS, CX and XM, Citroën’s more recent efforts in the segment of large saloon cars have not been particularly successful in Europe, as customers moved to SUVs and premium brands. Undeterred, the French brand has unveiled the C5 X, which takes the crossover concept to another level by trying to be an estate, a saloon and an SUV, all at the same time.

Although the ‘chunky estate’ shape is reminiscent of the old DS5 (née Citroën DS5), it gains Citroën’s much more distinctive 2020s family face, a tall ride height to please SUV-mad buyers, a minimalist and roomy interior and a range of modern hybrid powertrains.

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