After much ado, French biggie Citroen, a subsidiary of Groupe PSA finally unveiled its much-awaited Citroen C5 Aircross in India. And, it did impress us with the whole package on offer. Finally, Citroen has also announced that they will be launching the C5 Aircross early in April and bookings for the same have already commenced via a token amount of INR 50,000. Furthermore, early bookings will also receive a complimentary maintenance package for 5 years or 50,000 km valid only on bookings till the 6th of April 2021 and on deliveries until the 30th of June, 2021.
Also, a majority of its 10 ‘La Maison’ dealerships are up and running, although those 10 dealerships will be spread across 10 major tier 1 cities only under phase 1.
In terms of dimensions, the new C5 AirCross measures 4500 mm in length, 2099 mm in width and 1710 mm in height. The new 5-seater SUV also comes with a wheelbase of 2730 mm. The Citroen C5 gets a very sleek design upfront with a split headlamp setup. A smooth grille runs across at the top housing the logo and LED DRLs on either sides. A relatively bigger grille sits below with LED headlights at either end. The Fog Lamps are situated relatively low on the bumper. The sides feature a set of nice, sharp alloy wheels and a black cladding. The rear looks tall with a black cladding at the bottom and a quad tail light setup on either side.
Both the variants will get a 2.0-litre diesel engine as standard. The 1997 cc, the four-cylinder oil burner is tuned to churn out 174 bhp at 3750 rpm, and it develops a peak torque of 400 Nm at 2000 RPM. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic torque converter unit as standard, and it is claimed to offer a fuel efficiency of 18.6 km/l.
Some of the major highlights in the Citroen C5 Aircross are an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Phone Mirroring compatibility, leather seats, dual-tone dashboard finish, vertically placed Air Conditioning vents, panoramic sunroof and acoustic windscreen as well as front window glasses. The customers will also get access to a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, engine start/stop button, Hill Hold Assist, reclining modular rear seats, Grip Control System, Blind Spot Monitoring, Park Assist, foot-operated electric tailgate, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, dual-tone 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls amongst others.