Citroen was suppose to enter the Indian market back in September 2020, however, the pandemic had the car maker reschedule its plans and finally the C5 Aircross has been launched in India
The French carmaker has finally made its India debut with its Citroen C5 Aircross crossover-SUV in the Indian market. The new crossover-SUV has been launched in two variants - Feel and Shine. The prices for the lower Feel variant start at Rs 29.90 lakh while the higher Shine variant has been priced at Rs 31.90 lakh. There also exists a dual-tone colour option for the lower Feel variant that is positioned at Rs 30.40 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom Delhi and Citroen has also mentioned that these prices are introductory.
The prices have been competitive as a result of CKD (Completely-Knocked-Down) benefits That C5 Aircross gets. If Citroen manages local assembly of the same, the prices could be aggressive to say the least. We have already driven the 2021 Citroen C5 Aircross and you can read our detailed review by clicking here. The key rivals of the C5 Aircross are - Jeep Compass, Skoda Karoq and the Hyundai Tucson. Volkswagen’s upcoming Tiguan facelift is also one of the crossover-SUV that rivals the C5 Aircross.
The feature list of the C5 Aircross includes front and rear parking sensors, 6-airbags, ESP, hill descent control, traction control, hill-start assist, blind-spot detection, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and more.The cabin also features an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Currently, the Citroen C5 Aircross is on offer with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that comes mated to a eight-speed automatic transmission. The power output is at par with the segment - 174.3bhp and 400Nm of torque. However, the C5 Aircross comes with a front-wheel-drive layout and misses out on an all-wheel-drive variant. That gives an upper hand to some of its rivals. The company claims that the new crossover SUV offers fuel efficiency of 18km/l.
Earlier last month, the manufacturer commenced pre-bookings for the C5 Aircross at a token amount of Rs 50,000. The benefits of pre-booking were announced as a five-year or 50,000km complimentary maintenance package for customers who will pre-book the C5 Aircross before April 6th, 2021.