Both the saloon and estate (named Tourer) versions of Citroen spacious car have been given a facelift for 2011, with the most notable changes coming in the front and rear lights.
New LED headlights have been installed at the front while the rear light clusters now feature ;Dark Crystal’ clear glass in the centre.
Citroen is aiming the C5 at executive buyers, and as such all models in Exclusive speculation including Citroen’s eTouch Emergency & Assistance system.
The system, which features a built-in SIM card, allows the driver to call emergency numbers automatically or manually in the event of a breakdown or accident.
It also boasts maintenance reports and advice on improving fuel economy to go alongside the new engine range.
New engines include a 1.6 HDi delivering 110hp to replace the outgoing similar-sized diesel. The new model is compliant with Euro 5 standards, which comes into force in 2011 and limits CO2 emissions and polluting particulates from diesel engines.
As a result, the diesel powerplant emits just 129g/km in the entry level VTR model and boasts fuel consumption figures of 56.5g/km.
The two other new engines in the range, a 1.6i 155hp petrol and a range-topping 3.0-litre diesel V6 offering 240bhp, have been refined to offer lower CO2 emissions of 153g/km and 189g/km respectively – improvements of up to 14g/km on the outgoing engines.
In keeping with the executive feel, fuel economy has been improved across the board and the lower CO2 emissions have resulted in low BIK tax rates for all models.
There is a choice of VTR, VTR+ and Exclusive trim levels, and an automatic gearbox is available instead of the manual transmission on both VTR (with the 2.0HDi only) and Exclusive trim levels.
Available from 1 November, the new Citroen C5 saloon will cost from £19,195 for the entry-level 1.6-litre diesel, while petrol versions start from £20,795.
The Citroen C5 Tourer costs from £20,295 and tops out at £29,595 for the 3.0-litre diesel with an automatic gearbox.