If insanity is executing the exact same thing above and around once more and anticipating different effects, then the new Citroen C5 X is not excellent information for the firm’s administration. It has been revealed regularly that big saloons and estates from French manufacturers – and by extension any manufacturer that isn’t a German premium producer – really do not offer all that nicely.
So at a time when purchasers are flocking to SUVs and crossovers, and even Ford and Vauxhall never see the sense in developing a new technology of the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia, here’s Citroën launching a new C5 – a model we thought experienced been forever discontinued in 2016.
There is additional to the new C5 X than the additional letter, although. To start with, if you look carefully at its proportions, you will see that opposite to what the name implies, it is not a direct rival for the Skoda Outstanding, Volkswagen Passat and Peugeot 508, or the now-discontinued Mondeo and Insignia. The new Citroën is a little bit more compact than individuals, but bigger than the estate variations of the Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Golf and Peugeot 308, therefore carving out a niche for by itself.
It’s also sizeable that the PSA Team, and now Stellantis, is a world corporation not averse to offering sure versions in Europe for the reason that they are developing them for one more sector in any case. Europeans may perhaps have gone off vehicles like the C5, but the Chinese hold acquiring them, so the hazard in putting it on sale over below is limited even if it does not provide in huge figures. It does also necessarily mean that this most French of vehicles is designed in China.