These are the first official images of the upcoming Citroën C5 midsize saloon and wagon, which will be shown for the first time at a press event later today.

The car won’t officially go on sale until after it makes its public debut at the Brussels Motor Show in January next year where both the sedan and estate versions will be available.

The petrol engine range includes a 127hp 1.8L four-cylinder, a 143hp 2.0L unit and a 215hp 3.0L V6. The diesel lineup includes four new engines with output ranging from 110hp to 208hp in a new HDI V6 model. Stopping power comes from 330mm discs up front and 304mm discs in the rear.

The new car is slightly larger than the model it replaces, stretching 4.78m in length and 1.86m across, and back seat passengers will be happy to hear there’s a generous 2.82m wheelbase. Citroën’s third-generation hydraulic suspension system makes itself available on the new model, improving ride and comfort by automatically adjusting the firmness of the shocks depending on vehicle speed.

As the images reveal, the new car’s styling draws heavily from the recently revealed C5 Airscape concept, unveiled at last month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Like the Airscape, the new C5 could also spawn a two-door cabrio with a folding hard-top but officials are yet to give the project the green light.