Citroen’s upcoming competing to the Peugeot 3008, the eye-catching C5 Aircross, has actually made its public launching at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. With styling influenced by the Aircross idea exposed at the same show in 2015, it sits on the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform, which is shared with sis cars the Peugeot 3008 and the DS 7 Crossback, plus Vauxhall’s Grandland X. What’s more, it features plug-in hybrid technology. This stylish and well-equipped family car will feature an advanced suspension setup created to ravel bumps in the roadway when it goes on sale in 2018.
2018 Citroen C5 Aircross Styling
The C5 Aircross’ large front bumper, substantial silver-ringed air consumption and aggressive, squinting headlights could just have actually come from the very same eccentric French maker that brought us the divisive C4 Cactus and left-field C3. On such a large SUV, nevertheless, Citroen’s signature ‘Airbump’ plastic mouldings, full-width chevron grille concept and drifting roofing system style look a lot more imposing– there’s no doubt this upcoming model will hold its own in the school carpark style stakes. A few neat features– such as the black-painted door pillars and tapering silver trim around the side windows– stop this big SUV from looking too top-heavy while thick black plastic side skirts and wheelarches exaggerate 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 treated to a pair of high-definition digital screens. One– an eight-inch touchscreen system in the centre console– will be responsible for stereo and sat nav tasks while a second 12.3-inch item changes traditional analogue dials behind the steering wheel in a way just like Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system. Top-spec cars will feature intricately stitched leather seats with heating and massage functions for the driver and front-seat traveler while a big two-piece scenic glass roof will make the cabin feel as airy and as roomy as possible.
The slick metal door deals with, gloss black console and leather-clad dashboard may recommend Citroen’s prioritised style over substance but the French company insists there’ll be ample storage space in both the centre console and under the front armrests. Regrettably, the C5 Aircross’ class-leading rear legroom and reclining seats come at the expenditure of a couple of litres of boot area. It cannot rather match the Peugeot 3008’s 520-litre figure however its 482-litre loadbay must still be more than big enough for the weekly store.
2018 Citroen C5 Aircross Engines and Driving
The 2018 Citroen C5 Aircross is the first Citroen to feature the brand name’s new Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension system, developed to provide a glass-smooth trip over rutted, irregular roadways. In addition to traditional springs and shock absorbers, the system boasts hydraulic bump stops to minimize the jolting result of potholes and speedbumps. Expect to see this modern feature on many future Citroen models.
A pair of 165hp and 200hp fuel engines will be fitted to Chinese-market versions however, when it gets here in Europe, we expect the 2018 Citroen C5 Aircross to be offered with four diesel motor too. Two 1.6-litre systems– producing 98hp and 118hp– need to be readily available together with a set of more powerful 148hp and 178hp 2.0-litre engines borrowed from the Peugeot 3008. All need to be fitted with a six-speed automatic gearbox as standard. A hybrid model will also go on sale that’ll utilize the combined efforts of a 200hp petrol engine driving the front wheels and 2 50hp electric motors powering the backs to provide improved performance and reduced fuel usage over standard fuel or diesel models. Citroen states this version will have an electric-only range of more than 37 miles but hasn’t verified what does it cost? 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 roughly ₤ 22,000. Top-spec hybrid models might set you back more than ₤ 30,000, however.