Citroen C5 2018-2019 – the sedan has been updated for China


The new Citroen models of 2018-2019 replenished with the Citroen C5 sedan, which survived the upgrade for the Chinese market. In the review, the new Citroën C5 2018-2019 – photo, price, specifications and specifications of the French sedan business class. Sales of the Citroen C5 sedan with modernized appearance and completely new interior will start in China in early May 2017 at a price of 180-227 thousand yuan.

So, the bright representative of the French car industry Citroen C5 was updated exclusively for the Chinese market. In Europe, the model will be sold in its original form until the end of 2018, when the premiere of the successor – a new generation sedan will take place. Interestingly, the sales of Citroen C5 not only in the European market leave much to be desired (according to the results of 2016, sold less than 9,500 copies), but also in China, where over the past year the number of machines, ridiculous by the standards of the local market, was realized – 5042. Why did Citroen C5 ? Not clearly, but we will try to find the answer.

The thing is that Citroen in parallel with the updated sedan C5 brings to the Chinese market the newest crossover C5 Aircross (the European premiere of the novelty is planned for the fall of 2017 as part of the Frankfurt Motor Show). So there was an idea to update the sedan, minimally outside and maximally inside, equipping the four-door with an advanced interior of the new crossover.

As a result, the interior of the renovated Citroën C5 flaunts a completely new front panel with a long horizontal slit of the ventilation deflectors, a modified center console and a modernized tunnel between the first-row seats.



There is a new multifunctional steering wheel with a movable hub, a digital instrument panel with a 12.3-inch color display, a multimedia complex Citroen Connect (CarPlay, Bluetooth, navigation, rear view camera, Wi-Fi) with 8-inch color touchscreen, original Control unit for dual-zone climate control with a compact screen, electric parking brake button and excellent set of options.

For a surcharge, there are up to 8 airbags, leather interior, comfortable driver’s and front passenger seats with electric adjustment and heating (driver’s with position memory and massage function), 4-camera all-round vision system, keyless entry system and engine start button , A premium audio system with 9 speakers, a hatch with an electric drive.

The basic equipment is rather sparse: the fabric seats, 2 airbags, two-zone climate control, a 6-speaker audio system, ABS and a stabilization system.

Outside, the sedan has changed minimally, but new details of the exterior are worthy, of course, attention. The Citroen C5 four-door sedan has been refreshed with the front end of the body, borrowed from the Citroen C4L and Citroen C6 models with all-LED headlights (dipped and high beam, navigation lights and direction indicators), a stylish radiator grille decorated with the Citroën logo and a respectable bumper.

The stern of the restyled sedan also received a lot of new parts: the trunk lid, LED parking lights with the original graphics and a bumper with trapezes of the pseudo exhaust pipes.

  • It is interesting that the dimensions of the body of the Citroen C5 2018-2019 year have increased in length by as much as 46 mm to an impressive 4825 mm due to the installation of new larger bumpers, while the size of the wheelbase at 2815 mm remained at the level of the pre-reform model. The width of the body is 1860 mm, and the height is 1480 mm.
  • The car, depending on the level of equipment is equipped with 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels with rubber 225/60 R16 or 225/55 R17.

Technical characteristics of the Citroen C5 2018-2019. Technically, the updated Citroen C5 has not changed and is offered in China solely with a spring suspension (air suspension is not available) and a pair of gasoline four-cylinder engines. Suspension of all wheels is independent with McPherson struts in front and multi-link rear, front and rear wheel brakes disc.
Choice of Chinese buyers two motors 1.6 THP (167 hp 245 Nm) and 1.8 THP (204 hp 280 Nm). Both engines are aggregated with 6 automatic transmissions. The initial 167-hp motor provides the sedan with acceleration dynamics from 0 to 100 km in 9.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 215 km / h, the declared fuel consumption in the combined mode of movement is 5.5 liters. More powerful 204-strong engine accelerates the sedan to the first hundred for 8.3 seconds, the maximum speed is 230 km / h, fuel consumption is 5.6 liters.