Citroen C5 AirCross: Comfortable and Powerful

Front C5-AirCross
Citroen will be entering India with its C5 AirCross. The C5 AirCross is a 5 seater compact SUV that will be launched in India by the French car maker. It will be imported in the form of CKD (completely knocked down kit) and will be assembled locally.

Engine

2.0 liter PSA engine
The C5 AirCross gets a 2.0-liter diesel engine as standard. The engine makes  174bhp and 400Nm at 2000RPM. It has an 8-speed torque converter gearbox which is a standard. The engine has sufficient power and at all the rev range. It also has a sports mode where the engine response is sharp the gearbox shifts a bit higher on the rev range for a sporty feel. It also gets a paddle shifter that strangely is not on the steering wheel.

Exterior

Citroen C5 side view
The Compact SUV will be available with 7 color options. The C5 AirCross will come with a LED Projector Headlamps with LED daytime running lights. It also gets a set of 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels as standard. Citroen seems to be inspired by sports shoes and the red accents that you see are inspired by air pockets in the sports shoes.

Dimensions

Dimensions
C5 AirCrossHyundai TucsonJeep Compass 
Length(mm)450044804405
Width(mm)209918501818
Height(mm)171016601640
Wheelbase(mm)273026702636
Boot Space(mm)580 530438

Features

Sunroof
The Top-spec shine trim gets hands free electric tailgate function and electric handbrakes. The SUV also gets Citroen’s progressive Hydraulic cushions suspension setup. Citroen C5 AirCross gets a 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with 6-speaker audio.

Interior

Interior
 In the interior, you will get to see a premium touch and finish. The dashboard has a leather touch and as you go below, you can see some plastic materials. It gets a unique gear lever and the buttons are well put together. It is offered with Grey, black and grained leather upholstery. Other features include dual zone climate control AC, park assist functions, electrically adjustable driver seat, panoramic sunroof etc…

Comfort and convenience

Rear 3 separate seats
The Citroen C5 AirCross is all about luxury and comfort over performance. The rear seats are three separate seats and not a bench unit. The rear seats can also be adjusted individually but due to separate seats there is no center armrest on offer. There are rear AC vents but there are no control knobs and the center console does reduce the legroom for the middle passenger.

Citroen C5 AirCross suspension and ride quality

Citroen C5 AirCross  hydraulic suspension
The brand invented the hydropneumatics suspensions back in 1954. It then introduced the Progressive Hydraulic Cushions suspension that was showcased on the Citroen C5 AirCross Concept back in 2015 and the same is now implemented. The Progressive Hydraulic Cushions suspension will absorb the rebound from the shock absorbers. This will avoid the rebound transfer to the body and will improve the ride quality significantly. 

Safety

Euro ENCAP crash test
Safety features include 6-airbags, electronic stability program, hill start assist, hill descent control, traction control, Blind Spot information system, Front and rear parking sensors, and reverse camera. The SUV received a 4-star safety rating in the 2019 by euro NCAP.

Price

Citroen C5 AirCross Silver
The Prices for the C5 Aircross have been announced and it comes with three variants. The Feel variant is priced at 29.9 Lakh and the Feel dual tone variant is priced at ₹30.4 Lakh and the top variant shine is priced at ₹31.9 Lakh.

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