Just as expected, the new Citroën C5 is a close as twins to the C5 Airscape Concept Citroën showed off in Frankfurt this year. That means it's both better looking and less distinctive than previous-generation models. Some might be tempted to describe the latters' distinctiveness as bare-buttocks ugly, though others call it brand DNA. Tamping down its avant-garde roots, Citroën's embued the new C5 with some modern clichés, like an ascending side crease such as that of the BMW 3 Series. In fact, from the imagery, it's as if the company sent its entire creative staff to Germany to gorge on blutwurst until any evidence of French idiosyncrasy evaporated in a cloud of porcine AB-negative. When it comes to car design, let's be careful what we wish for, shall we?
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