There’s a new Citroen C5 heading to China image

Let’s take a break from the slew of novelties set to appear in front of the worldwide audience in March during the Geneva Motor Show and focus on a different part of the world.

For example we can focus on the world’s largest auto market – China – which is getting yet another new model from Citroen. We can tell you the French brand has been invading China ever since its parent PSA tied up with Dongfeng, which means you shouldn’t be surprised there’s an upcoming launch of the new generation C5. Yes, the same model that died out in Europe is happily living its life in China, with an all-new model set to premiere during the Shanghai Motor Show in April. We even get to see the car with no camouflage on thanks to a couple of design sketches. As far as the exterior goes, this looks like a mere facelift, though we can’t be sure about the front end which has been rumored to be completely new with different styling for the headlights, grilles, and bumper.

Meanwhile the true generational change can be observed inside – where the French designers have a completely new dashboard with new digital instrument cluster and a tablet-style center display. The layout seems to be inspired by the company’s flagship in China – the C6 – another model that has been retired elsewhere. Powertrain options haven’t been disclosed yet but the rumor mill speaks of a 1.6-liter turbo gasoline unit with 167 horsepower (124 kilowatts) and a larger 1.8 turbo unit with 204 hp (152 kW) and 207 pound-feet (280 Newton meters) of torque.

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