Citroen launches its electric offensive as it reveals its technological flagship: New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid – the e-Comfort Class SUV – at the 98th Brussels Motor Show. This launch marks the start of a range transformation, which, in addition to efficient internal combustion engines, will be enhanced from 2020 with 100% electric and plug-in hybrid options.
In 2020, Citroen will make low emission vehicles accessible to all through the introduction of 6 new electrified models within the range. All new models launched by the brand will feature an electrified version by 2025, a reflection of Citroen’s commitment to responsible energy transition.
Already a reference for comfort, thanks to its suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, its Advanced Comfort seats and 19 driving assistance technologies, New C5 Aircross SUV enters yet another phase for the Citroen Advanced Comfort programme with the new plug-in hybrid offering:
– Driving characteristics inspired by customers’ needs, zero CO2 emissions on a daily basis in 100% electric mode and flexibility for longer trips thanks to the advanced PureTech petrol engine
– Calm and peaceful in electric mode, a tranquil atmosphere with minimal noise, bumps or vibrations
– Electrifying performance thanks to the combination of a PureTech 180hp petrol engine, an 80kW electric motor and an e-EAT8 automatic gearbox, delivering 225hp of accumulated power and instantly available torque of 320Nm
– A complete ecosystem – intuitive and user-friendly – including automatic control of the driving modes, easy charging and a dedicated smart services portal.
New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid is the most modular SUV within its segment: three individual sliding, tilting and foldable rear seats, and best in class load space from 460-litres to 600-litres.
Offering a range of up to 31miles (50km) in electric mode, CO2 emissions of 39g/km and consumption of 166mpg (1.7 L/100km) – WLTP cycle, New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid represents a new phase in Citroen’s energy transition strategy as it offers a plug-in hybrid engine that combines technology with competitive running costs.
New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid is produced in France, at the Rennes – La Janais plant, alongside the internal combustion versions that have already sold over 100,000 units.
New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid is Citroen’s first plug-in hybrid model in the brand’s ‘Core Model Strategy’, which by 2023 will lead to 80% of the range having an electrified version, followed by 100% by 2025, with a new electrified offer every year.
With prices in the UK starting from £35,340 MRRP OTR, UK customers can register an interest in New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid through Citroen UK’s website with immediate effect. First deliveries will take place at the end of the first half of 2020.