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The Citroën C5 X gets a new rechargeable hybrid engine 180

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When it was launched, the Citroën C5 X was available with two petrol engines of 130 and 180 hp and a plug-in hybrid engine of 225 hp, which represented the top of the range for the brand's new large saloon. Following the discontinuation of the 180 hp petrol engine, Citroën is now taking orders for a new rechargeable hybrid model with the same power output.

Citroën is therefore replacing the 180 thermal version with a new plug-in hybrid offer of identical power, allowing the brand to complete its range of electrified vehicles with a more accessible version on the C5 X.

This 180 hp hybrid engine combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an output of 150 hp with an 81 kW electric motor for a total output of 180 hp and 360 Nm. This new plug-in hybrid version also features a 12.4 kWh battery that gives the C5 X a range of 62 km in 100% electric mode, increasing to 71 km in city mode.

With this new 180 hp rechargeable hybrid engine, Citroën is offering a second electrified version of its large saloon, this time at the heart of the range, allowing the brand to make the hybrid even more affordable than before. This 180 version, like the 225 version, combines progressive hydraulic double-stop suspension with electronic shock absorber control to offer exceptional comfort.

Offered with the Feel Pack, the 180 plug-in hybrid starts at €48,700, a saving of €2,000 compared to the 225 version, which is removed in the Feel Pack.

Here are the prices for the C5 X from 1 February:

A step closer to autonomous driving

With this new plug-in hybrid engine, Citroën is launching Highway Drive Assist 2.0 on the C5 X, enabling the brand's large sedan to take a further step towards autonomous driving. In fact, version 2.0 brings the following elements to the previous system :

  • Semi-automatic lane change, which prompts the driver to overtake the vehicle in front and then stop, from 70 km/h up to 180 km/h.

  • Advance Speed Recommendation, which prompts the driver to adjust speed (accelerate or decelerate) as soon as possible by reading speed limit signs from a distance.

  • The steering wheel is now equipped with a grip sensor to assess whether the driver is active at all times, allowing the driver to remain in control without having to move or resist the steering wheel.

Highway Drive Assist comes as standard on the Shine Pack version at no extra cost, while the Shine version is still equipped with the first version, which already allows autonomous braking from 7 to 140 km/h, lane keeping up to 180 km/h, Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Finally, Citroën continues to focus all its attention on the C5 X, which has already sold more than 45,000 units in one year of its career. With this new 180 bhp hybrid engine, the C5 X expands its range of electrified engines and lowers the price of access to this engine, which should quickly become the best-selling version of the brand's large sedan.

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