FRENCH carmaker Citroën has unveiled its new C5 X flagship, which adds a new dimension to the large car segment with its bold and original design.

An innovative offering in the best Citroën tradition, it combines the elegance and comfort of a saloon with the space and versatility of an estate.

Available with both plug-in hybrid and petrol powertrains, C5 X breaks new ground with the world premiere introduction of the Citroën Advanced Comfort active suspension system, which goes one step further to deliver the brand’s famed ‘magic carpet’ ride comfort.

Inside, its lounge-like interior space, the sumptuousness of its Advanced Comfort seats and the meticulous detailed finish make the all-new C5 X a pleasure to travel in say its makers, while the 545 litre capacity boot offers all the space of a traditional estate car.

The feeling of serenity on board is further enhanced by the plug-in hybrid version, which brings in the brand’s ë-Comfort element, with near-silent driving in electric mode.

Furthermore, there’s a new infotainment interface that features a large central 12" high definition touch screen, natural voice recognition and a customisable display with widgets, just like on a tablet.

Roominess is further enhanced by the panoramic 360-degree glass house, including quarter windows that create a bright and airy atmosphere. In addition, a large opening glass sunroof allows light to flood in whenever required.

To make journeys even more relaxing, particular attention has been paid to keeping the interior as quiet and calm as possible, with the acoustic laminated glass used for the front and rear windows providing exceptional insulation from outside noise.

Practicality has of course been considered down to the last detail in all areas of the design of new C5 X. For starters, the boot has a generous load volume of 545 litres, which stretches to a vast 1,640-litres with the rear seats folded. A wide boot opening, and a low loading make it easy to load and unload, while a flat floor and a luggage area free of awkward intrusions mean it's easy to accommodate even the most bulky of loads.

New C5 X’s advanced 225hp plug-in powertrain is ready for anything.

Delivering the pleasure of silent start-up, operation and zero-emissions motoring at speeds of up to 84mph, it also offers an electric range of up 31 miles (WLTP) in zero-emissions electric mode, a distance that meets the majority of users’ daily needs.

Other features that make driving easier and stress-free include long range Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which detects a danger when reversing.

Also available is the Top 360 Vision Surround View Camera technology that makes manoeuvring easier by displaying an overview of the outside environment on the touchscreen. Proximity hands-free access and start is also available, automatically locking and unlocking the doors when the driver approaches or leaves the vehicle.

New Citroën C5 X, available with petrol and plug-in hybrid engines, will be on sale in the UK in late 2021.