Citroen has showed the C5 Aircross flagship crossover to the public in Paris. It is an important model for the French brand, which will also get a hybrid modification.
The SUV segment has been growing and dominating at the market and becomes a priority for Citroen.The car is making its world debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It is a robust, high-tech and ultra-customizable model.
The main features of the new 2018 Citroen C5 Aircross are the bright sporty design, which may attract a young audience, the ground clearance of 230 mm and the largest trunk in segment (580 to 720 litres, up to 1,630 l with seats folded down).
The crossover can’t overcome the extreme off-roading, but won’t be afraid of bad roads.
The C5 has got the latest economical petrol and diesel motors from 130 hp to 180 hp (PureTech and BlueHDi), mated with a 6-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic one (EAT8).
They’ve also presented the C5 Aircross Hybrid in Paris. It is a concept now, but will go into mass production in 2019. The powertrain of this car includes a 1.6-liter 200-hp engine paired with a 110-hp electric motor, the same as in the Peugeot 3008, which goes on sale next year.