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Citroen has already given us a taste of what to expect for its new C5 sedan with the unveiling of the C5 Airscape concept car at last week's Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker is now planning to take the wraps off the real thing at a press event scheduled for the 18th of next month.

The car won't officially go on sale, however, until its world debut, most likely at the Brussels auto show in January. Citroen will release both a C5 sedan and wagon, but there's no word on whether a convertible version like the concept car will enter production. According to an inside source, product planners are conducting market research for an upmarket convertible that, if given the go ahead, could be on sale in 12 months time.

Some new technologies rumored to make it into the new C5 include a new traction control system, start-stop features and brake-energy regeneration. There could even be the brand's traditional hydro-pneumatic suspension or possibly a new air suspension set-up.

[Source: Automotive News - subs. req'd]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      For english speaking population, the original pronunciation needs some adjustments, IMO the best prononciation would be seat-ro-ann , when French people pronounce it they say it with a soft R which is hard/impossible to pronounce by a native speaker of the English language.. that's why there's need for compromise :)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Quite possibly, but usually , in English-English, we make no attempt whatsoever at approximating a French pronunciation. I've noticed Americans sometimes do, like St Bernard (dog), with San, and then a very long A. Its just Snt Bernud over here. Funny old thing language.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice looking car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Citroen has a better bild quality than the 90 model way better.
      I hope they do not implement the air suspension,Hydro pneumatic is the better thing
      • 7 Years Ago
      PS
      That's ron as in run!
      Don't worry.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm european, and here de HDI engines used by PSA gropup(peugeot, citroen) are considered one of de best diesel engines, better even than volkswagen group engines. This two brands wil be a problem if then attempt to introduce their products into US, they are trims exclusively in diesel engines they sell gasoline vehicles only marginally and they are centrered only in mid-size cars for Europen taste (small for US).

      My father has had five citroen cars and i one at the moment and there are at least at the same quality level than volkswagen.

      on the other hand the best thing of citroen is the hidropneumatic suspension. has a level of confort insurmountable an today hasn´t reliability problems
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why can we not get these cool designs here in the U.S.? I am liking the European models more and more. The Mondeo is gorgeous (for what it is) and this Airscape is very beautiful.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well if it was a Ford I could understand your question - but when it's a European brand that does not even operate in the US it is a rather pointless question.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Surely the best looking Citroen ever created.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This, the mondeo, and the laguna are bringing fresh air in the budget midsize market. I like them all...