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Citroen C5 Tourer news - Unmistakably bigger - 2008

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The Citroen C5 has acquired a boot. Whether
it’s an unmistakably German aufladung or a good old
fashioned French chassure (GCSE languages paying off a treat
there) we’re not sure, but it’s further proof that estate versions of big cars
tend to be just a little bit cooler than saloons. 

The C5 Tourer looks to be a pretty sensible estate
conversion, eschewing the sloping pillars and curvaceous backsides of some of
its rivals in favour of a big, square glasshouse with a nice wide loading bay
and plenty of space. 505 litres of space, to be exact - a figure which jumps to
almost 1,500 litres with the split folding rear seats laid
 flat. 

As evidenced by the C4 Picasso, Citroen does the
little things on big cars well, and the C5 estate gets a few neat touches of
which we approve muchly. 

On higher-spec versions, the rear suspension can be
raised or lowered when the C5 is stationery, making it easier to drop heavy
items into the boot, and there’s also the option of a motorised tailgate
operated by the key fob. Non-agoraphobics can even order their estate with a
giant panoramic glass roof. 

The C5 Tourer will be available with two petrol and
four diesel engines, as well as the choice of Citroen’s Hydractive suspension
or more conventional steel springs. 

Prices start at £16,695 and it’ll go on sale in the UK on June 17, but if you need it
sooner it’s already available in France. And Germany.

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