Designed primarily as fleet cars, the 2006 Citroen C5 VTX+ Hatchback and Estate models are based on the standard VTX trim and come equipped with an advanced NaviDrive satellite navigation and telematics system with a color-screen interface, voice-activation and TA traffic information system.
Trying to spur their sales among the corporate buyers, the French car manufacturer Citroen offers the C5 VTX+ with more comfort and safety features those including a 6-CD auto-changer, self-leveling Hydractive 3 hydropneumatic suspension with “motorway” and “poor road” modes, ABS with EBD and EBA, ESP with traction control, air conditioning, cruise-control, seven airbags and an alarm system.
Even a set of alloy wheels is also included in the standard package.
All these are available at no additional cost making the car quite an attractive choice, particularly in not so rate cases when the board of shareholders counts every dime you spend on a set of new corporate wheels.
All in all, the C5 VTX+ looks like a superior choice when compared to, say, Peugeot 407, Renault Laguna or even the Ford Mondeo, which is also more expensive when similarly packed.
Talking about pricing, in the United Kingdom the car will be priced as low as £15095 for the Citroen C5 VTX+ Hatchback and £16195 for the Citroen C5 VTX+ Estate.
Both cars are powered by a 110hp 1.6HDi diesel engine that delivers quite an impressive mileage of about 52mpg in a combined cycle (in the city, this value drops to 41.5mpg but still leaves quite a good impression) and cuts the CO2 greenhouse gas emissions to tolerable 145g/km.
And its promised 11.3 seconds from zero to 60mph acceleration will make you feel quite comfortable in city traffic. At least, you won’t slow down the cars behind you when starting on the green light.