The series production process of the new Citro? n C5 X continues. The new Citroen model has been stamped “Made in China”. Production is organized at an enterprise in the Chinese city of Chengdu.
Citroen C5 X is preparing an attack on dealerships. Serial production of the new model has already begun. However, production takes place far outside Europe. More precisely, in distant China. Citroen is determined to improve its challenging position in the promising Asian market. The new C5 X hides a certain “Chinese flavor” in its interior.
The first units have already rolled off the assembly line. Production of the new C5 X takes place in Chengdu. In this Chinese city, the former Groupe PSA, now Stellantis, works with its local partner Dongfeng. This brand is considered one of the giants of the Chinese automotive industry. It should be borne in mind that the model will be exported to Europe and other Asian countries.
The new C5 X will arrive in dealerships in China next September. It will be available alongside a 360 THP gasoline engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission supplied by Aisin Seiki. The plug-in hybrid variant will also be produced in the same Chinese plant.
In Europe, Citroen will start selling the new C5 X in fall 2021. It will be available with petrol engines and the aforementioned plug-in hybrid mechanics.
Stellantis needs to expand its product range in China to increase sales. In 2015, the former PSA reached its special sales record in the Chinese market with almost 700,000 units. Recently, Peugeot has been making changes and improvements to its product line. A similar strategy follows Citroen. And the new C5 X is just one example of this.
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