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by Karl Peskett

Citroen has announced its new C5 will debut at the Brussels International Motor Show, the first major European motor show of the year, on the 15th January 2008.

Usually, carmakers would wait until the Geneva show in March, however we’re told this demonstrates, “Citroen’s keenness to get the new car into the market.” Citroen has informed Car Advice that Australia will receive the car in the third quarter of next year.

“The existing Citroen C5 has been an enormously important vehicle for Citroen in and around the world,” said Miles Williams, General Manager for Citroen in Australia. “With the new C5 technology, safety and environmental compatibility are further enhanced and, as previewed by the C5 Airscape, the new body is quite simply a magnificent blend of dynamism and elegance.”

The C5 will be available as a sedan and wagon, and while Australian specs have not been confirmed yet, three petrol, and four diesel engines will be launched, complemented by an array of gearbox configurations.

Citroen used to be the benchmark for a quality ride, however some recent product haven’t lived up to expectations. What will be interesting, will be the way the newly developed Hydractive 3 Plus suspension copes with our poor Australian roads. We’re keen to see whether the C5 will live up to its reputation for French flair.




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