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Citroen Unloads The New C5 Wagon At Geneva

April 15th, 2008

The Citroen C5 Tourer, the wagon variant of the new Citroen C5, has made its world debut at the Geneva International Motor Show (4 March 2008) with a unique blend of style, comfort and load carrying ability.

Based on the New Citroen C5 sedan, which made its debut at the Brussels Motor Show earlier in the year, the Citroen C5 Tourer will make its Australian debut alongside the new Citroen C5 sedan in August.

Reflecting the sculpted design of the saloon, the new C5 Tourer boasts elegant and dynamic styling, with a front end identical to that of the saloon and a rear end of powerful appearance. The flowing profile expresses a perfect balance. The body style of the Tourer meets the challenge of combining style and space, performance and functionality.

The carefully designed driving position is dedicated to the driver. Like the instrument cluster, it is largely inspired by the aerospace industry. Its design confirms the impression of performance and vitality given by the exterior styling of the new C5 vehicles.

The ergonomic driving controls, illustrated by a new-generation fixed-centred controls steering wheel and driving aids, such as the lane departure warning system and Xenon dual-function directional headlamps, also make a real contribution to comfort.

Seating comfort is tailored to suit a wide range of requirements with optimum postural support. The front seats are available with two innovative functions: an electrically controlled upper backrest, and a massage function on the driver's seat.

The pleasure of driving or being driven takes on a whole new dimension. Particular attention has been devoted to acoustic and vibration comfort for a new level of acoustic comfort and freedom from vibration and road noise.

The new C5 vehicles boast a remarkably spacious cabin. The wheelbase is 65 mm longer than the previous model, setting high standards in comfort for the occupants in both the front and rear. At the same time, the tailgate of the C5 Tourer is a particularly satisfying alternative for customers who place the emphasis on load volume.

The new C5 vehicles gain the high-performance running gear of the C6, designed to soak up any bumps or dips in the road surface with the Hydractive 3+ suspension placing the emphasis on comfort and ride and which maintains the comfort that is a hallmark of Citroën expertise.

The body structure and running gear feature the advanced characteristics of the C6 platform, which is a benchmark for safety. The equipment available on the new C5 vehicles – with up to nine airbags, of which seven are standard – sets the highest standards in active and passive safety.

The new C5 vehicles hold several aces in perceived quality and quality-in-use. As part of the approval procedure, the vehicles will have covered five million kilometres in road tests prior to its market debut.

Australian market prices, variants and specifications will be announced when the new Citroen C5 goes on sale in Australia in August.

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