Citroen upgrades C5 range for November

The Citroen C5 models have received several midlife improvements which include slight cosmetic alterations including the addition of the eTouch emergency system.

Engines have also been refined so they are cleaner and more efficient. The 1.6-litre 155bhp petrol motor has been redeveloped with fuel economy improving from 39.8mpg to 42.2mpg and emitting 153g/km of CO2 signifying a company car tax band of 19%. The entry-level 1.6 diesel engine will produce 110bhp and is expected to do 56.5mpg with emissions of 129g/km of CO2 putting the company car tax band at 18%.

Externally the cars will get LED running lights that are built into the headlamps and tinted back lights. Standard specification on all Exclusive models will consists of the Citroen eTouch Emergency & Assistance System. This service be used automatically or manually to make emergency calls, using an inbuilt SIM card, for fast response to an accident or if the car is out of action. The set up, which is free of charge, also permits access to personalised maintenance and servicing information.

The cars upgrades will apply to both Saloon and Tourer which will be available from November 2010.

Saloon prices will start from £19,195 for the 1.6 diesel and £20,795 for the 1.6 petrol and £28,495 for the 3.0 diesel. The Tourer models will be £1,000 extra above the cost of the saloons.