I still remember the first time I saw the Citroën C4 Cactus, that SUV with round shapes, a curious image and Airbumps . Those plastic door moldings, which served to protect them, soon ceased to have a practical function to be the most characteristic detail of the models of the chevron firm. More than six years have passed , enough time for French designers to reinterpret the aesthetics of the car, again, completely. We witnessed this change with the launch of the new Citroën e-C4 and it is certified with the newest member of the family: the Citroën C5 X. This novelty could fit into the SUVD segment, but nothing is further from the truth. Its elongated and almost coupe silhouette can remind us of that of a saloon, while maintaining the aesthetic details that we expect from a crossover.
We still do not have much information about its mechanics, only that a 225 hp plug-in hybrid variant will arrive and more than 50 kilometers of 100% electric autonomy . The signature of the chevron will make us wait a few months to be able to put to the test the exceptional comfort they promise, something that reminds us of their 19_19 concept car . This futuristic prototype, which showed the brand’s idea of autonomous and connected driving, also influenced the magic carpet concept that they have worked on in production models.
If you’re fed up with labels, still have a certain appreciation for ’90s design but don’t want to give up on the safety and technology enhancements of today’s cars, the C5 X may be the option for you. The chevron signature is characterized by democratizing concepts that are usually within the reach of very few, for that reason this raised saloon may remind us of a premium car . Moreover, if we rely on the first leaked images, we venture to rate its cabin as one of the most sophisticated of the PSA group, without reaching the level of a DS or a Peugeot. It will be manufactured in China on the EMP2 platform , which was unveiled with the Peugeot 308 or Citroën C4 Picasso, key to adapting production to the propulsion mode that best suits day after day.