Know what all new the inaugural product from Citroen has to offer in the mid-size SUV segment.
The French carmaker has unleashed the anticipated Citroen C5 Aircross SUV in India. Priced between Rs 29.90-31.90 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the C5 Aircross SUV will be retailed via the brand’s La Maison dealerships in 10 major cities nationwide. The 5-seater, locally assembled premium SUV is offered in two trims – Feel and Shine – and is ruled by the sole diesel engine preference. The Citroen C5 Aircross is pitted against capable contenders like the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass and the VW T-Roc.
So let’s go through what all new and fresh Citroen C5 Aircross premium SUV brings to the table. Read on.
Exciting exterior design
The uniquely engineered outside of Citroen C5 Aircross features the signature-style grille with a matte black finish at the front. Moreover, the chrome-laden insignia along with LED projector headlamps and LED DRLs provide it with an all-inclusive appeal. The rugged stance is bestowed by the side body and wheel arch cladding, integrated spoiler, sturdy rear bumper, and wraparound LED tail lamps.
Contemporary shade choices
The body colour options offered with C5 Aircross SUV are unique. It is presented in solo four paint schemes and three dual-tone roof choices. The single colour theme includes Pearl White, Cumulus Grey, Tijuca Blue, Perla Nera Black, while the dual-tone shades comprise of Pearl White with Black Roof, Cumulus Grey with Black Roof and Tijuca Blue with Black Roof.
Interior with two upholstery choice and plethora of equipment
Inside the cabin of the C5 Aircross dons a Metropolitan Grey theme with two upholstery alternatives of grey grained leather and graphite cloth. On the feature front, the French SUV is studded with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display with mirror screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 12.3-inch TFT instrument display, panoramic sunroof, alloy foot pedals, 6-speaker audio/music system.
Besides the regular premium attributes like dual-zone climate control, steering mounted controls, C5 Aircross also gets cruise control with a speed limiter, electric tailgate, electrically adjustable driver seat, and an onboard Air Quality System (AQS), which purifies air entering the cabin.
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Innovation in safety
Citroen has loaded its first SUV with numerous active and passive safety gears and these include 6-airbags, ESP, Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, Traction Control, park assist, front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera, etc. Further, some more advanced features count as Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), distinct coffee break alert, fog lights with static cornering function, Grip Control with 5 modes, electric parking brake, and more.
Massive power and excellent fuel efficiency
A rare combo in any SUV, Citroen C5 Aircross receives the 2.0-litre diesel drivetrain under the hood that churns out a huge 175bhp of max power at 3750rpm alongside top torque of 400Nm at 2000rpm. Further, for a smoother ride, the drivetrain is mated to the sole 8-speed automatic transmission option, with no manual gearbox offering in the lineup. The France-based car manufacturer claims that despite heavy power output the SUV is capable of delivering handsome fuel efficiency numbers of 18.6 km/l.