Citroen C5 Aircross unveiled"/> Citroen C5 Aircross unveiled

Citroen C5 Aircross unveiled

Citroen C5 Aircross unveiled

Citroen C5 Aircross front view

Citroen C5 Aircross front view

At Shanghai Motor Show Citroen revealed its first SUV of many to come in future. Citroen C5 Aircross revealed at the Shanghai Motor show draws its inspiration from the Aircross concept revealed back in 2015. The new SUV is based on the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform. This is the same platform that is used in Vauxhall Grandland X, DS7 Crossback and Peugeot 3008. Also in the near future, it will also be featuring plug-in hybrid technology as well.

Citroen C5 Aircross side view (2)Citroen C5 Aircross side view (2)

Citroen C5 Aircross side view (2)

A glance at the Citroen C5 Aircross and all come to the mind is Funky. It is a fun and colourful looking car something that attracts the youth some might say. C5 Aircross is almost identical to the 2015 concept minus the flairs and aggressive styling. Front of the car looks muscular with the broad shoulder lines and extended wheel arches. Citroen C5 Aircross is 4500mm long, 1,840mm wide and 1,670mm tall. So it is safe to say that Aircross is a spacious car which offers also the best in class space in its class. The similarities do not end just outside it is carried over to inside as well. The interior is clearly inspired by the concept car that Citroen displayed in 2015. It sports a 12.3-inch touchscreen in the middle and the controls are well placed.

Citroen C5 Aircross rear view

Citroen C5 Aircross rear view

The car will be offered with a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 165bhp. It will also be offered in a 2.0-litre 4-cyl engine producing 200bhp. Both these engines will be mated to the EAT automatic gearbox. The other engine option that is being discussed in PSA’s upcoming SUV is the 300bhp hybrid. This engine is rumoured to be offered in Vauxhall Grandland X, Peugeot 3008 and DS7 Crossback. Citroen C5 Aircross hybrid will be the most powerful Citroen ever produced and it even goes about 37miles purely on battery. These engine lineups are purely for the Chinese market, there is no confirmation about the engine option to be offered for the European market. Expect the price for this Citroen SUV to be around £20,000. But the car will be available to the European market by late 2018. In China, though the car will be available in the showroom by the October 2017.

Citroen C5 Aircross dashboard

Citroen C5 Aircross dashboard

 

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