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New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV release date

Citroën C5 Aircross SUV

It doesn’t take a motor industry insider to tell us SUVs are the dominant vehicle style in today's market, so the launch of a new flagship SUV is inevitably a big deal for Citroen. But when it finally arrives the new Citroën C5 Aircross will be much more than just another SUV in the market, so here's what to expect when it finally lands with us here at Sportif Citroën towards the end of this year.

What Exactly is the C5 Aircross?

Yes, the C5 Aircross is a new SUV for the lineup of Citroën SUVs here in the UK. But as well as becoming the flagship SUV in the Citroen portfolio, the C5 Aircross will also include a number of elements that are rare in the current market, especially at this level. As well as being an outstanding SUV in its own right, the new model will also be available as a plug-in hybrid, and it will also feature elements of semi-autonomous driving technology.

The Styling

How an SUV looks on the road or when it's parked outside a home is as important for many buyers as how it drives and handles. And the good news for anyone who saw the 2015 concept and liked it will welcome that the production model is coming to market largely guarded from that stunning concept form. Inevitably, things have been toned down a little, but the floating roof with 360-degree windows that's been capped off with the new chrome C-pillar design is still there, and so are the flared wheel arches and the Airbump-equipped body cladding that delivers a chunky, rugged SUV look to the C5 Aircross.

And unlike some of its more tiresome rivals that make buyers pick from the usual eight or nine exterior colours, the C5 Aircross will be available in no less than 30 exterior colour combinations and with alloys measuring from 17- to 19-inches in size.

Size

The new SUV measures 4,500 mm long, 1,840mm wide and 1,670mm tall, while the wheelbase is 2,730mm and ground clearance comes in at 230mm. It means there's plenty of leg and headroom in the new Citroen, as well as a 580-litre boot that is expandable to 720-litres with the rear seats folded forward and a massive 1,630-litres of space with the rear seats folded flat.

Technology

There will be all the usual connectivity and comfort technology features, such as an eight-inch touchscreen for the infotainment and a 12.3-inch customisable digital instrument cluster. The Citroen then goes above and beyond with an incredible 20 different driver-assistance technologies, including Active Safety Brake, Post-collision Safety Brake, Blind Spot Monitoring System, Active Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function and many more.

Engines

As well as the plug-in hybrid, there will also be two petrol and two diesel engines to choose from in the new C5 Aircross. The petrols will be a 128 bhp three-cylinder PureTech and a 178 bhp four-cylinder PureTech. The diesels will be a 128 bhp BlueHDi 130 and a more powerful 180 bhp version.

For more details and to register your interest in the all-new Citroen C5 Aircross, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Sportif Citroën.


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