Citroën has reconfirmed plans for a C5 replacement, but it’s not known at this point whether the model will be sold in Europe.
Citroën has reconfirmed plans for a C5 replacement, but it's not known at this point whether the model will be sold in Europe.
The company's CEO Linda Jackson says a new C5 is on its way and will be sold in China, but the future of the mid-size sedan on the old continent is uncertain at this moment. Citroën doesn't know for sure whether selling the model in Europe would represent a viable business case, especially taking into consideration the D-segment is shrinking as many customers decide to buy an SUV.
Word on the street says Citroën won't offer the proprietary Hydractive hydropneumatic suspension on the next C5 as PSA apparently wants to drop it altogether to cut costs. However, future models of the now standalone DS luxury marque are bound to receive a "sophisticated" suspension, but details are not available at the moment.
Linda Jackson didn't say when the new C5 will be out, but most likely it will go on sale in China within the next two years taking into account the current generation has been on sale since 2008.