Citroen’s upcoming competing to the Peugeot 3008, the attractive C5 Aircross, has actually made its public launching at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. With styling inspired by the Aircross idea revealed at the same program in 2015, it rests on the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform, which is shown sister cars the Peugeot 3008 and the DS 7 Crossback, plus Vauxhall’s Grandland X. What’s more, it features plug-in hybrid technology. This trendy and well-appointed family car will feature an innovative suspension setup created to smooth out bumps in the road when it goes on sale in 2018.
2018 Citroen C5 Aircross Styling
The C5 Aircross’ vast front bumper, substantial silver-ringed air intakes and aggressive, squinting headlights might just have come from the exact same eccentric French producer that brought us the dissentious C4 Cactus and left-field C3. On such a large SUV, however, Citroen’s signature ‘Airbump’ plastic mouldings, full-width chevron grille motif and drifting roof design look much more enforcing– there’s no doubt this upcoming model will hold its own in the school carpark design stakes. A couple of cool features– such as the black-painted door pillars and tapering silver trim around the side windows– stop this large SUV from looking too top-heavy while thick black plastic side skirts and wheelarches overemphasize its high ground clearance. Both the 2018 Citroen C5 Aircross headights and eight-piece brakelights feature LED technology so you’ll never ever have to worry about changing fiddly blown bulbs.
2018 Citroen C5 Aircross Interior
Inside, motorists will be dealt with to a set of high-definition digital display screens. One– an eight-inch touchscreen unit in the centre console– will be accountable for stereo and sat nav duties while a second 12.3-inch product changes conventional analogue dials behind the steering wheel in a manner much like Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system. Top-spec cars will feature intricately stitched leather seats with heating and massage functions for the motorist and front-seat passenger while a substantial two-piece panoramic glass roofing system will make the cabin feel as airy and as roomy as possible.
The slick metal door manages, gloss black console and leather-clad dashboard may suggest Citroen’s prioritised design over substance but the French company insists there’ll be adequate storage space in both the centre console and under the front armrests. Unfortunately, the C5 Aircross’ class-leading rear legroom and reclining seats come at the cost of a few litres of boot space. It can’t quite match the Peugeot 3008’s 520-litre figure but its 482-litre loadbay need to still be more than huge enough for the weekly shop.
2018 Citroen C5 Aircross Engines and Driving
The 2018 Citroen C5 Aircross is the first Citroen to feature the brand’s new Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension system, developed to provide a glass-smooth trip over rutted, unequal roads. In addition to conventional springs and shock absorbers, the system boasts hydraulic bump stops to reduce the jolting effect of potholes and speedbumps. Anticipate to see this modern feature on lots of future Citroen models.
A pair of 165hp and 200hp fuel engines will be fitted to Chinese-market versions but, when it shows up in Europe, we expect the 2018 Citroen C5 Aircross to be used with four diesel engines too. Two 1.6-litre systems– producing 98hp and 118hp– ought to be offered together with a pair of more powerful 148hp and 178hp 2.0-litre engines obtained from the Peugeot 3008. All ought to be fitted with a six-speed automatic gearbox as requirement. A hybrid model will likewise go on sale that’ll utilize the combined efforts of a 200hp gas engine owning the front wheels and 2 50hp electrical motors powering the rears to offer enhanced efficiency and lowered fuel usage over basic gas or diesel models. Citroen mentions this version will have an electric-only range of more than 37 miles but hasn’t confirmed how much it’ll cost.
2018 Citroen C5 Aircross Price and Release Date
The 2018 Citroen C5 Aircross will go on sale in late 2018 and is anticipated to cost from approximately ₤ 22,000. Top-spec hybrid models might set you back more than ₤ 30,000, however.