The all-new Citroen C5 Aircross mid-size SUV made its first public appearance later this week at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show.
The C5 Aircross is expected to go on sale in China first later this year, before arriving to European markets in the second half of 2018.
The C5 Aircross will be the first Citroen available with a plug-in hybrid e-AWD drivetrain. The Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV combines a 200hp petrol engine and two electric motors, one driving the front wheels and the other driving the rear wheels. This set-up gives the Citroen four-wheel drive capabilities and a total output of around 300 hp.
Four modes of operation will be available: ‘All-electric’ with a range of 60km (37 miles), ‘Hybrid’ for long distances without charging, ‘Combined’ and ‘4X4’. This innovative technology will make it possible to charge the battery during deceleration or via the combustion engine while driving.
The styling of New C5 Aircross is entirely in-line with the Aircross Concept that was presented at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2015. The Aircross Concept was applauded for its colourful personality, unique stance and bright interior. Now translated into production form, the styling and size (4.50m long, 1.84m wide and 1.67m tall) place New C5 Aircross right at the heart of the SUV C-segment.
Inside, welcoming seats, a wide and tall central console, and soft and warm materials enhance the feeling of protection and comfort. Taking advantage of the EMP2 platform, this new car offers intelligent architecture and enhanced well-being on-board. The available space is open and full of light, thanks to the panoramic sunroof. There are front heated seats with massage functions and welcoming rear seats with extra leg room. The atmosphere inside the car is even purified thanks to air quality treatment.
Equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8-inch HD touchscreen, New C5 Aircross also features a wireless inductive charging function for smartphones as well as an array of cutting-edge driving aids, including Active Safety Brake, Active Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop Function. The car even features Grip Control and Hill Assist Descent Control to help you enjoy an off-road adventure in complete safety.