Citroen C5 X Plug In Hybrid EV – Intro And Specs

Introduction – Citroën C5 X PHEV

The Citroën C5 X (or Citroen C5 X) is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that is available in both petrol and electric versions. The electric version is designed for unrestricted day-to-day driving and offers comfortable and efficient mobility.  It’s a comfortable and quiet car that is also fun to drive. The engine and electric motor work together seamlessly, and the fast and efficient ë-EAT8 electric automatic gearbox enhances the driving experience by delivering 360 Nm of torque.

Citroen C5 X PHEV

It is a front-wheel drive car that sits on the same platform as the latest Vauxhall Astra and Peugeot 308. Options for the engine are 128bhp 1.2-litre or a 178bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine, or a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) adds an electric motor and battery to the 1.6-litre petrol, giving it an electric range of up to 39 miles.

Exterior Design – Citroen C5 X

The Citroen C5 X is a plug in hybrid electric vehicle with a unique body shape. It has a long bonnet, large boot, and large diameter wheels. Its LED headlights and daytime running lights are a signature design feature.  Its design makes it stand out in a rather predictable, traditional segment. Its tailgate provides a wide, functional opening and a low loading threshold. Its long bonnet, high waistline and flared wheel arches set it apart with distinction and style. Its elegant sloping roofline is complemented with an aerodynamic upper spoiler and a lower gloss black spoiler providing improved downforce and braking stability.

There are six colors to choose from: Amazonite Grey, Pearl White, Magnetic Blue, Platinum Grey, Cumulus Grey, and Perla Nera Black.

Interior Design – Citroen C5 X

There are four different interior ambiences, allowing the driver to choose the one that best reflects their personality. The ambiences available are Urban Grey, Metropolitan Grey, Hype Black, and Hype Adamantium.

V-Shaped Light Format

The Citroën C5 X features a distinctive V-shaped light signature at the front and rear. The light signature is made up of LED daytime running lights and LED headlights.

Four Driving Modes – Petrol to EV

The Citroen C5 X Plug In Hybrid EV has four driving modes: Electric, Hybrid, Comfort, and Sport. The Electric mode has a driving range of up to 31 miles, while the Hybrid mode manages the electric motor and petrol engine automatically for optimum efficiency. The Comfort mode offers additional flexibility thanks to Citroën Advanced Comfort® Active Suspension, and the Sport mode offers dynamic performance thanks to the electric motor and Citroën Advanced Comfort® Active Suspension.

Easy Charging – Citroen C5 X

The Citroen C5 X Plug In Hybrid EV is a car that is characterized by its easy charging. The charging cables are stored in a dedicated space under the boot floor and the charging hatch includes an LED indicator to track the charging process. When the car is travelling in electric mode, a blue indicator light comes on under the central rear-view mirror. Charging can be programmed from the touchscreen or the MyCitroën app.

Easy Recharging

The Citroën C5 X Plug-in Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can be recharged from a standard domestic 3-pin socket or a wall box. It has a 7.4 kW on-board charger and an (optional) domestic charging cable. 100 kW terminals are not compatible with this vehicle.

Extended Head Up Display (HUD) And Interface

The new Citroën C5 X comes with a variety of new features that make it a more intuitive and connected car. One of these is the My Citroën Drive Plus system, which offers natural voice recognition. This allows you to control various functions of the car using voice commands. Other new features include a 12″ HD screen and a communication interface that automatically displays your favorite applications and content.

The Extended Head Up Display is a key feature of the new Citroen C5 X Plug In Hybrid EV. This display projects key driving information onto the windscreen, directly in the driver’s line of sight. The full color, large dimensional display sets new standards for safety and ergonomics. The driver can easily personalise and configure the display to meet their preferences, using the steering wheel mounted controls. This improves safety and well-being, as the need to look away from the road to check key information on speed, driver-assistance systems, connected navigation, media or phone management is significantly reduced.

Driver Assist

The highway driver assist system that helps the driver stay in their lane and maintain a set speed. The driver’s hands must be on the steering wheel at all times for the system to work.

Compatibility With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

The Citroen C5 X Plug In Hybrid EV My Citroen Play Plus touch screen is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which allows the user to connect their smartphone to the car’s touchscreen tablet and use applications such as navigation, messaging, and calling.

Ground Clearance

The Citroen C5 X Plug In Hybrid EV has a higher ground clearance than traditional vehicles in its segment, which provides greater visibility, improved safety and increased comfort.

Boot Space

The Citroen C5 X Plug In Hybrid EV has 460 – 1510 liters of boot space.

Specification Summary

Model:Citroen C5 X Plug-in Hybrid
Estimated Price: £39,960
Engine: 1.6-litre 4 cylinder turbo petrol + electric motor
Power/Torque: 222bhp or 250 Nm
Transmission: Front-wheel drive, eight-speed automatic,
0-60mph: 7.9 seconds
Top speed: 145 mph
Fuel Economy:236mpg
CO2 emissions:30g/km or 48g/mile


The plug-in hybrid is more expensive than the petrol engines, so it may appeal to company-car drivers more than private buyers. The plug-in hybrid has a CO2 emissions of 27g/km, which places it in the low 12% Benefit-in-Kind tax band. The plug-in hybrid does cost £10 less a year in VED (road tax) than the petrol engines.

Conclusion – Citroen C5 X PHEV

Overall, the Citroen C5 X is a nice piece of technology with a useful head-up display and a widescreen 12-inch central touchscreen. The software is an improvement on Citroen’s previous set-up, and the climate controls are separate with physicals knobs and buttons. The finish inside is mostly good, with some soft materials and nice metal detailing, plus leather seats with chevron-effect stitching.

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