Citroen commenced bookings for the C5 AirCross from March 1. The French carmaker will officially launch its first product in India on April 7, 2023. Read on to learn more.
Citroen C5 AirCross: Overview
The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV is the first entry model from the PSA Peugeot-Citroën Group in India. Based on the singular La Maison concept, the French automaker’s dealerships are expected to attract a measurable fragment of the domestic audience. Interestingly, the materials for this premium SUV are 90% sourced from India itself. Following the latest Indian car news, Citroen announced to release the C5 AirCross this early April. Customer bookings were available from March 1 for an advance of INR 50,000. All bookings registered at either Citroen’s La Maison dealerships or via the Citroen India website by April 6 will be eligible for complimentary maintenance of 5 years 50,000km.
Upon its launch, the Citroen C5 Aircross will be available in two variants: Feel and Shine. Regarding the color options, it could come in four single-tone shades: Pearl White, Cumulus Grey, Tijuca Blue, and Perla Nera Black. Additionally, the first three colors will also get a choice of dual-tone options. The French carmaker’s entry SUV is expected to bring in first-in-segment features, comforts, and safety. For that reason, it is likely to come at a premium of Rs 28 lakh onwards, aggressively locking horns with the Jeep Compass and the facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan.
In this article, IndianAuto will provide the latest Indian automotive news about this SUV. Read on to get a detailed all-new Citroen C5 AirCross review.
Citroen C5 AirCross: Exterior Review
Before heading to the look of the actual SUV, it is worth noting that Citroen has been among the top brands regarding the design. Thanks to its unique styling elements, the brand has beaten many famous names to be the winner of the 2015 World Car Awards for the Design category.
Talking about the design of the C5 AirCross, Citroen is most likely to bring its distinctive language to the model. In the premium SUV segment, the French SUV will stand out with a quirky yet fun appearance. This will reflect in the air bumps in the side cladding, the hand-free function in the tailgate, the unconventional pattern on the 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and other elements like the LED taillights, bumper inserts, and tailpipes.
Citroen C5 AirCross: Dimensions
Albeit its compact look, the Citroen C5 AirCross is essentially bigger and taller than most rivals in the space. It is likely to measure 4,500mm in length, 2,099mm in width, and 1,710mm in height. It is also expected to come with a boot space of 580 litres with the second row pushed back, implying a roomy cargo space.
|Dimensions||Citroen C5 AirCross|
|Boot space||580 litres|
Citroen C5 AirCross: Interior Review
Inside, the Citroen C5 AirCross will employ a generous, ambient interior layout along with a light color scheme that conveys the funky design language of the brand. The French SUV will also get an edge with a wide array of top-notch features on board. Altogether, the model promises to deliver a comfy and premium touch that has never felt before.
Citroen C5 AirCross: Seating Capacity
The Citroen C5 AirCross can provide sufficient space for five people. Talking about the seats, their very first impression will be the airy and premium looks. Meanwhile, the French automaker is likely to prioritize the utmost experience of the passenger, as well. In particular, the C5 AirCross will be offered with leather seats with broad cushions and seat backs along with high-quality materials. At the base, it will get high-density foam whereas thick textured foam will be witnessed at the surface. Thanks to this, the SUV will offer ample support for such comfortable rides, albeit long journeys. Otherwise, all the seats are manually adjustable. The driver seat, however, can also take advantage of the function of the electrical adjustment. Generally speaking, the C5 AirCross would be a perfect 5-seater SUV if it managed to feature ventilation, as well.
Citroen C5 AirCross: Features & Comforts
Talking about the features, the Citroen C5 Aircross will be packed with many high-end features. Some of them include an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Phone Mirroring compatibility, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-tone dashboard finish. It is also expected to come with vertically placed air conditioning vents, panoramic sunroof, and acoustic windscreen as well as front window glasses.
Citroen C5 AirCross: Safety and Security
On the safety front, the Citroen C5 AirCross will come equipped with multiple airbags, blind-spot mirroring, hill start assist. It will also be taken care of by an electric parking brake, reverse camera, parking assist, tyre-pressure monitoring system.
Citroen C5 AirCross: Performance Review
|Engine Specs||Citroen C5 AirCross|
|Number of Cylinders||4|
Under the hood, the Citroen C5 AirCross will be powered by a punchy 2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine mated to an 8-speed AT gearbox as standard. With this engine in place, the French SUV can churn out 177PS of max power and 400Nm of max torque.
Interestingly, Citroen will offer C5 Aircross with two driving modes to maximize its efficiency, namely the Eco and the Sport mode. On the other hand, the vehicle will also get a grip control system allowing the driver to switch between five modes in total: Standard, Snow, All Terrain, Sand, and Traction Control Off. Additionally, it will come equipped with Citroen’s Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension system that is claimed to reduce discomforts caused by road bumps.[Video] Testing Citroen C5 Aircross All Driving Mode: https://youtu.be/Qg_8pwEX6F8
Citroen C5 AirCross Mileage: Is It Fuel-Efficient?
According to the latest auto news in India, the ARAI-rated mileage figure of the Citroen C5 AirCross stands at 18.6kmpl.
|Specs||Citroen C5 AirCross|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||52 litres|
|0-100 kmph (sec)||N/A|
Citroen C5 AirCross: Verdict
In conclusion, the Citroen C5 AirCross is a breath of fresh air in the segment. With its bizarre appearance, extremely comfy and feature-rich interiors, strong powertrain, and highly competitive price, we at IndianAuto believe that the French SUV will promptly register a stunning volume of sales when launched. Also, it will be a formidable competitor to the Jeep Compass and the Volkswagen Tiguan.
That concludes our article on the new Citroen C5 AirCross. For more Citroen stories, upcoming car news and other interesting Indian auto news today, please visit us at IndianAuto.