The long-awaited Citroen C5 Aircross 5-seater premium SUV will finally go on sale in the Indian market today. Bookings for the new C5 Aircross have already been commenced, and interested customers can pre-order the SUV online or via Citroen’s La Maison dealership by paying a token amount of Rs 50,000.
The new Citroen C5 Aircross will arrive as a CKD unit. The company has already started local assembly of the premium SUV at the CK Birla facility in Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. The new C5 Aircross is expected to be priced around Rs 30 lakh, which will make it a rival to the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan 5-seater SUV.
The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV will be offered in two variants – Feel and Shine. The SUV is equipped with several high-end features as standard. It comes fitted with a 12.3-inch digital instrument console, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, hands-free parking, dual-zone climate control, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, and powered ORVMs.
The SUV also gets automatic headlamps and wipers, cruise control, keyless entry and go, and a tyre pressure monitoring system as standard. The top-spec Shine variant gets a panoramic sunroof, hands-free tailgate and LED headlamps, which are missing in the Feel variant.
For safety and security, the C5 Aircross gets 6 airbags, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), traction control, hill start assist and hill descent control, and a blind spot monitor. The SUV also gets front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, ABS with EBD and TPMs as standard.
At the back, the Citroen C5 Aircross has three individual seats that can slide and recline. Adding to it, the seats can be fold individually to create space for passengers or luggage.
Dimensionally, the new C5 Aircross is 4,500mm in length, 2,099mm in width and 1,710mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,730mm. It is claimed to offer a boot space of 580-litres. It is around 95mm longer, 281mm wider and 70mm taller than the Compass. In fact, the SUV has 94mm longer wheelbase compared to the American counter-part.
Powering the Citroen C5 Aircross is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces 177bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The C5 Aircross is claimed to return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 18.6kmpl.
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