Citroen C5 Aircross details revealed

By autoX Editorial | on February 1, 2021

Citroen will offer the C5 Aircross with a 2.0-litre diesel engine option mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The mid-size SUV will go on sale in two variants, with 7 colour options. 

It’s been nearly two years since Citroen first announced its entry into India. Now, the French carmaker had initially planned to make its debut in 2020, but, like a lot of things last year, it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the company is all set to bring in its first product – the C5 Aircross – in India sometime in March. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming SUV. 

1.    Design and Size 
The C5 Aircross, with its typically Citroen design, looks like nothing else on the market currently. It gets what Citroen calls the ‘double chevron’ design, which gives it a wide stance at the front. The sleek twin-dash LED DRLs and the LED Projector headlamps further add to its SUV appeal. The presence of contrasting elements all around do well to break the monotony, and the dual-tone paint scheme further gives it a sense of sportiness. Around the back, the C5 Aircross has quite an upright and clean layout. The LED taillights stretch wide, and the subtle lines on the boot add a sense of elegance to the overall design. 

In terms of size, the Citroen C5 Aircorss is 4,500mm in length, 2,099mm in width, and 1,710mm in height. The front and rear wheels sit 2,730mm apart. Here’s how the dimensions compare with other cars in its class:

 

Citroen C5 Aircross

Jeep Compass

Hyundai Tucson

Length

4,500mm

4,405mm

4480mm

Width

1969mm

1,818mm

1850mm

Height

1,710mm

1,640mm

1660mm

Wheelbase

2,730mm

2,636mm

2,670mm

Citroen claims that the C5 Aircross has a boot space of 580 litres, which can be increased to over 700 litres by pulling the rear seat forward. The C5 Aircross’ rear seat has a 40:20:40 split, which enhances the practicality quotient. With the rear seat folded down completely, the SUV can accommodate 1,630 litres of luggage. 

Citroen C5 Aircross India Bound Interior Dashboard M

2.    Interior and features
The Citroen C5 Aircross comes with a two-tone black and grey interior design. Draped in Grey Grained leather and graphite fabric, the seats exude a sense of comfort and luxury. Taking centre stage is an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Behind the three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel sits a large 12.3-inch digital driver display. Other highlight features include an electrical adjustment for the driver seat, dual-zone climate control, button start, engine start/stop, mood lighting, keyless entry, hands-free electric tailgate, and more. 

There’s a long list of safety features too, which 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. 

Citroen C5 Aircross India Bound In Action M1

3.    Engine and specifications
Citroen will launch the C5 Aircross with a single 2.0-litre diesel engine option. This motor is good for 174.3bhp and 400Nm and comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The company claims that the car will return a fuel efficiency of 18.6km/l. There will be no petrol option or a manual transmission variant to start with. The C5 Aircross gets what Citroen calls Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, which promises to deliver a supple ride over bad and bumpy roads. Its stopping power comes from disc brakes at all four corners. The mid-size SUV sits on 235/55 tyres, which are wrapped around 18-inch dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels. 

Citroen C5 Aircross India Bound Exterior Rear M

4.    Variants, Colours and Launch
Citroen will offer the C5 Aircross in two variants – Feel and Shine. At the time of launch, the C5 Aircross will come with 7 exterior colours, including three dual-tone options. Expect the Citroen C5 Aircross to be launched in the Indian market in March 2021. Brought into India via the CKD route, the car is likely to be priced around the Rs 30 lakh mark. Citroen inaugurated its first dealership in Ahmedabad recently and will expand to 10 more dealerships in 10 cities across the country.  

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