Citroen is providing the AG2R CITROEN TEAM with a fleet of new support vehicles for the 2022 season, to help transport everything from bicycles, staff and riders, to spare parts and tools. As co-sponsor of the professional cycling team, Citroen is supplying 26 vehicles, across three models, to suit a variety of needs: New C5 Aircross Plug-in Hybrid and New C5 X Plug-in Hybrid, as well as the large Citroen SpaceTourer MPV.
The fleet of vehicles available to the team is crucial as it is always on the move. One of the most important requirements is the space on-board, to carry everything needed, from radio equipment to spare clothing, helmets, water bottles and supplies for each rider, bicycles and spare parts such as spare wheels, and all the tools needed for maintenance. On average, for each race, a car carries up to seven bikes on the roof.
New C5 X and New C5 Aircross represent the very top of the Citroen range and embody efficiency, reliability and comfort. With the goal of electrifying its entire model range by 2025, Citroen has supplied highly efficient Plug-in Hybrid variants of both New C5 X and New C5 Aircross to the team.
By May 2022, 10 New C5 X Plug-in Hybrid models will be delivered to the AG2R CITROEN TEAM.
Unveiled in 2021, New C5 X is Citroen’s flagship, expressing audacity and innovation at the highest level. Combining the elegance of a saloon, the practicality of an estate, the robustness of an SUV and the sleek design of a coupé, New C5 X perfectly meets all of the team’s needs in terms of comfort, flexibility and performance, and showcases Citroen’s commitment to energy transition and the future of sustainable mobility.
New C5 X offers real on-board serenity owing to the ultimate comfort provided by the Citroen Advanced Comfort® programme, including the premiere of Citroen Advanced Comfort Active suspension and the latest Advanced Comfort seats. The boot offers a generous capacity of up to 545-litres, rising to 1,640-litres when the second-row seats are folded down. This is a real asset to the team. The Plug-in Hybrid variants – with their 81.2kWh electric motor and 12.4kWh battery pack – are capable of up to 34 miles (WLTP), providing a quiet and refined driving environment. The driving comfort in New C5 X is another huge asset for the team, which typically spends anywhere from four to six hours in a car during a race day.
The cycling team’s vehicle fleet will also consist of nine New C5 Aircross Plug-in Hybrid and seven SpaceTourer models.
New C5 Aircross is the perfect answer to the team’s needs in terms of on-board space, performance, comfort and reliability. With a fresh look, New C5 Aircross offers excellent visibility thanks to its high driving position. This is particularly useful on long journeys and on winding roads in the mountains, where the drivers must exercise extreme focus and attention.
New C5 Aircross is another benchmark for on-board comfort, featuring Citroen Advanced Comfort suspension and Advanced Comfort seats that offer the best seating and postural comfort, even after several hours of driving – making New C5 Aircross an ideal support vehicle. New C5 Aircross also offers unparalleled space and modularity. It has a large boot and three individual sliding, reclining and folding rear seats, which can be positioned to adjust boot volume as required. Its Plug-in Hybrid powertrain further enhances on-board well-being, which makes the travel experience a smooth one for the team.
Like New C5 Aircross, Citroen SpaceTourer offers the AG2R CITROEN TEAM unrivalled practicality and versatility. With removable second and third row seats, the interior of SpaceTourer can be utilised to carry bulky items, or with the seats back in place, carry up to nine people in complete comfort. The AG2R CITROEN TEAM will receive seven XL size SpaceTourers – the most spacious model available – measuring 5.30m long. A host of safety features, including Blind Spot Monitoring, Active Safety Brake and a head-up display will keep occupants safe throughout the season.
In the UK, SpaceTourer is available exclusively as the 100% electric e-SpaceTourer.