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September 1st, 2008
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Rear-loading space and functionality
Load space is abundant, thanks to the Tourer’s cavernous boot (505-litres) and split folding rear seats, which can be laid completely flat to create an extensive capacity of nearly 1500 litres – one of the largest in the segment. Access is made simple and convenient by the Tourer’s large tailgate, which allows bulky items to be loaded or unloaded with ease.

And the car’s signature rear design can be fitted with some smart technology to make loading even more convenient and safe. The Tourer’s sculpted boot door is available with a motorised electric tailgate that opens remotely from the key fob and closes with the press of a button, standard on the Exclusive and optional on the Comfort. The mechanism ensures the smooth ascent or descent of the tailgate and makes accessing the Tourer’s boot convenient and safe. When boot access is restricted, users can even calibrate the required elevation of the tailgate. When placing heavy items into the car, a button located on the rear lowers or raises the car’s suspension, bringing the boot floor to a more convenient height. Simply driving off automatically returns the rear suspension to the correct level. For accomplished pulling power, the Tourer can be specified with a convenient tow-bar, which can be retracted if not in use.

Within the boot, neat design features optimise the available space and give the Tourer added functionality. A 12V accessory socket is available for charging or powering electrical devices and a clever dual-function flashlight mounted into the wall of the boot operates as a boot light or a convenient rechargeable hand-held torch. Clever storage solutions can include shopping bag hooks on the boot side walls, side storage nets for stowing loose objects and a luggage cover blind. Ceiling hooks located behind the rear seats and the front seats allow a cargo net to be fitted to retain items during transit.

Nowhere is self levelling suspension more appropriate than in a vehicle that may have been purchased for its load lugging capabilities. With the vehicle at a constant height, regardless of load, the C5 Tourer provides the ideal no-compromise solution, offering optimal comfort at the same time as good payload capability, together with exceptional safety and handling.  

Additionally, the vehicle can be raised or lowered at the touch of a button in the boot, facilitating effortless coupling of a trailer whilst the self levelling capability comes into its own when towing.

Safety & Security
Drivers can also rest easy knowing that their car is not only comfortable, but extremely safe too. Built on the same platform as the EuroNCAP 5-starred C5 Saloon and equipped with the Company’s very latest innovative safety technology, the C5 Tourer provides occupants with reassuring levels of protection. The stiffened body and cabin structure incorporate both upper and lower absorbers at the front to soak up energy released in the event of frontal impact.

Driver and passengers are fully protected by up to nine front, side and curtain airbags, as well as a specially created torso-shaped bag that is made possible by the design of the unique Citroën-specific fixed hub steering wheel, for ultimate safety.

Helping drivers to control the vehicle in difficult conditions, the Tourer includes an advanced braking system with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Emergency Braking Assistance, ABS and ESP all fitted as standard. Citroën’s life-saving, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) is also available.

The Tourer’s enhanced headlight system improves visibility and safety on corners and junctions at night time, with Xenon dual-function directional headlamps standard on the Exclusive and a static AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) fitted as standard on the Comfort.

With four one-touch electric windows with anti-pinch function and electric child-safety locks on the rear door and windows, the Tourer is a child-friendly environment – just as you would expect from one of the leading family car manufacturers.

Safety and security go hand in hand and the C5 Tourer is one of the most secure vehicles on the market today available with an optional advanced alarm system and laminated side windows providing protection against unwanted intruders. 

The range
The C5 range is offered in a choice of two trim levels – Comfort and Exclusive – and, just like the Saloon, the Tourer is extremely well specified.

Cruise control and a speed limiter, air-conditioning, external roof bars, an acoustic windscreen and an adaptive front-lighting system (AFS) are all fitted as standard, along with an automatic electric parking-brake and hill-start assist.  For ease of parking and pedestrian safety, the C5 Tourer is also fitted as standard with rear parking sensors with the option of front sensors on the Comfort. The Exclusive has both sets of sensors as standard.

All models feature the aesthetic and futuristic design of Citroen’s second generation fixed-hub steering wheel allows for easy access to the tactile, membrane-covered controls of many of the car’s main functions, ensuring focus can be maintained on the road ahead.

The Tourer can also be specified with Citroën’s latest NaviDrive system, featuring a 10 cm colour central display screen and voice activation of the built-in telephone, audio system and satellite navigation.

For unrivalled acoustic comfort, just as in the C5 Saloon, the Tourer benefits from class-leading levels of soundproofing. Unlike its rivals, multiple door seals, an acoustic windscreen and optional laminated side windows, all combine to not only dampen noise, but make the Tourer one of the most secure cars on the market.

For truly opulent comfort levels, the Tourer features generous legroom and ergonomically designed front seats. Drivers can specify a seat-back massage function – putting them in the lap of luxury with a first for the segment.

The new Citroen C5 is available with two body styles – saloon and Tourer – with the same engine and trim choices. The range opens with the 2.0 HDi automatic in the Comfort level, priced at $49,990 RRP as saloon and $52,740 as the C5 Tourer. The same engine and gearbox with the Exclusive trim and equipment package is $54,990 for the saloon and $57,740 for the Tourer, while the range topping 2.7 V6 Twin Turbo is available for $62,990 as a saloon and $65,740 as the Citroen C5 Tourer.

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