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Thanks to a partnership between Citroën and Automobile Propre, Olivier was able to experiment with the new C5 X Plug-in for 15 days. Was he seduced by the new chevron brand flag? Emotions, uses, materials, comfort… this is his decision!
Happy with the idea of driving a “beautiful car as he loves them” and wanting to know, too, to get a plug-in hybrid experience in his daily life, Olivier admits he was a failure with these two weeks spent on the New Plug-in wheel of Citroën C5 X.
“I am generally impressed with this great Citroën, which I highly value in its status and status as well as its superior comfort associated with its efficient suspension, excellent sound insulation and smoothness of its hybrid programming engine” he believes. to us – he.
Highly technological Citroen
“I also really liked the technological side of this Citroën, such as its large touch screen dashboard and its large, eye-catching, readable, highly readable display that clearly shows the various symptoms from the moving system.” he adds. “I liked the 360-degree visual camera that simplifies operation and found a flexible and adjustable navigation controller (notes by Highway Driver Assist) editor that is encouraging and comfortable on the road, especially when there is no traffic congestion. Heavy traffic congestion “.
Regarding a back traffic alert system that detects impending dangers (cars, bicycles, motorcycles, pedestrians, etc.) when reversing, Olivier admits that he has not had the opportunity to test it. By the way, that ‘s good, it proves he didn’t put himself in danger!
Actual consumption of 2.3 l / 100 km
Noting that the C5 X’s new plug-in hybrid was perfectly suited to his car use, Olivier also admits that he had “significant savings” in fuel during his test drive.
” In fifteen days, I covered a total of 1490 kilometers, including about 350 kilometers in Hybrid state for a few business trips and used only an average of 2.3 / 100 km of unleaded! he is strong. “Being able to charge at home and at work during the day was a great advantage because I could travel 100 kilometers a day in an electric environment, without having to worry about rows (55 kilometers in WLTP. Circuit). All of this makes me say that driving with a large combustion engine today is a myth ! he concludes.
“We really do not want to go back to the heat!»
Olivier, (52), logistics director, Rennes (35)
“Apart from its impressive head-turning line, the main part of this C5 X Plug-in is clearly its comfort. My daughters loved it too! Both for its good position on the board, its quiet performance, the smoothness of its suspension. with its more comfortable and slightly elevated position to dominate the road, there is a real prosperity emerging on the Citroen board.
In addition, the validity of its mechanics and its automatic transmission make it very zen and encourage more smooth operation, with power rather than force. During these two weeks, I only used Electrical and Hybrid conditions, not seeing the slightest certainty in Sports Mode, except perhaps having all the ability to cross faster. Simple, easy to handle, gentle driving and allows you to drive without stress, this C5 X is also a car that can be used every day, even if its size (editor details 4.81 meter high) require you to look for areas with ample parking space.
Another thing is that the benefits of its integrated plug-in engine in terms of fuel economy are enormous! Especially when, like me, you have the potential to charge the battery as often as possible to drive almost exclusively in an electric mode. When I was charging twice a day I had no problem covering 90 miles daily.
In short, I have found this Hybrid Citroën C5 X Plugin to be a real success. Once you get used to it and forget the pain of adding fat every week, you really don’t want to go back to thermals! »