Citroen is introducing its first electrified vehicle in Australia, with the C5 X Plug-in Hybrid now available to order.

    You’ll need to order one, too, with Citroen saying this is the only way you’ll be able to get one – don’t expect dealer lots filled with C5 X Plug-in Hybrids, then.

    The French brand says customers ordering their plug-in hybrid (PHEV) can expect to take delivery from the fourth quarter of 2024 (October to December inclusive).

    The C5 X Plug-in Hybrid wears a price tag of $73,990 before on-road costs, or just over $16,000 more than the standard C5 X.

    It’s also $6000 more expensive than the slightly smaller Peugeot 408 GT PHEV, which shares its drivetrain with the Citroen.

    The genre-busting large car – a mash-up of sedan, wagon and SUV – rides on Citroen’s ‘Advanced Comfort’ suspension with dual progressive hydraulic cushions.

    Comfort mode promises “flying carpet”-like ride quality, while Sport mode firms up the active suspension while also adjusting the steering, throttle response and transmission.

    Sport mode also ensures continuous combustion engine operation, with the electric motor supporting for maximum power output.

    You can also drive the C5 X Plug-in Hybrid, charge level permitting, on pure electric power, while a hybrid mode alternates between electric and petrol power while using the default suspension mode.

    While the new model heralds the belated arrival of Citroen’s first hybrid in Australia, the slow-selling French brand still has yet to introduce any electric vehicles (EVs) despite offering them overseas.

    It has previously said the e-C4 is under evaluation.


    • 2025 Citroen C5 X Shine Plug-in Hybrid: $73,990

    Price excludes on-road costs.


    C5 X Plug-in Hybrid
    EngineTurbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder
    Engine power133kW
    Engine torque300Nm
    Electric motor power81kW
    Electric motor torque320Nm
    Total system power165kW
    Total system torque360Nm
    TransmissionEight-speed automatic
    Drive typeFront-wheel drive
    0-100km/h7.8 seconds

    For context, the petrol-powered C5 X takes 10.4 seconds to do the 0-100km/h dash. Its engine has the same power output, but with 50Nm less torque.


    C5 X Plug-in Hybrid
    Battery12.4kWh lithium-ion
    Electric range60km (WLTP)
    AC charging capacity3.7kW
    Fuel economy1.5L/100km
    CO2 emissions35.08g/km
    Fuel tank capacity43L

    A petrol-powered C5 X emits 137g/km of CO2, and has a claimed combined cycle fuel economy of 6L/100km.


    C5 X Plug-in Hybrid
    Width1865mm (2062mm including mirrors)
    Tare weight1700kg
    Braked towing capacity1350kg
    Unbraked towing capacity750kg
    Boot volume (seats up)485L
    Boot volume (rear seats down, measured to roof)1580L

    For context, the petrol-powered C5 X has a tare weight of 1439kg and can tow up to 1600kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Citroen C5 X Plug-in Hybrid is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, with five years of roadside assistance.

    Citroen offers five years of capped-price servicing, with intervals of 12 months or 20,000km.

    12 months/20,000km$464
    24 months/40,000km$776
    36 months/60,000km$464
    48 months/80,000km$1137
    60 months/100,000km$477
    Total over five years$3318

    You can also opt for pre-paid servicing plans, which are priced as follows:

    Three years$1200
    Four years$1700
    Five years$2000


    While ANCAP hasn’t specifically said the five-star rating for the petrol-powered Citroen C5 X carries over to the PHEV, its sister authority Euro NCAP awarded five stars to the electrified model.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Multi-collision braking
    • Post-collision braking
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Active Lane Following Assist
    • Driver attention alert
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags

    Standard Equipment

    There’s just one trim level available.

    Standard equipment includes:

    • Panoramic glass sunroof
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Front fog lights with cornering lights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Proximity entry with push-button start
    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Tyre repair kit
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Head-up display
    • 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Satellite navigation
    • DAB digital radio
    • 8-speaker sound system
    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Black leather upholstery
    • 8-way power driver’s seat with memory and lumbar adjustment
    • 6-way power passenger seat with lumbar adjustment
    • Heated front seats
    • Massaging front seats
    • Aluminium pedals


    Steel Grey paint is standard.

    The following optional finishes cost an extra $690:

    • Platinum Grey
    • Nera Black
    • Eclipse Blue
    • Amazonite Grey

    Pearl White is a $1050 option.

    MORE: Everything Citroen C5 X

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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