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The updated Citroen C5 will benefit from a minute facelift akin to a game of ‘spot the difference’ when it arrives in Australia in late 2012 or early 2013.

The only notable difference between the existing C5 (pictured below), first seen in 2008, and the 2013 model year C5 (pictured top) is the slight change and modernisation of the Citroen chevrons on the grille and steering wheel, matching that of the new Citroen C4 AirCross, and bringing it into line with the company’s refreshed look.

Citroen C5 Grille

For European markets the update also sees the addition of a USB input and different optional 17-inch alloy wheels, but these features are already present and available on Australian-specification vehicles.

The powertrain line-up will continue to include the 115kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol, 120kW/340Nm 2.0-litre turbo diesel and 177kW/450Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engines – all tied to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel consumption figures are 7.7 litres per 100km, 6.8L/100km and 7.4L/100km respectively.

Citroen C5 Update - 1

Citroen Australia is currently offering its Citroen C5 Attraction petrol for $32,990 driveaway, a car that usually retails for $35,990 before on-road costs.

Click on the Gallery to compare images of the steering wheels.




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