The Citroen C5 Aircross compact SUV will be the first offering from the French automaker in India, and will be brought as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kits.
We first saw the Citroen C5 Aircross in 2019 and the car that will arrive soon will be the same. Citroen will locally assemble the offering at its Thiruvallur plant in Tamil Nadu and prices are expected to start around ₹ 25 lakh (ex-showroom). The C5 Aircross is being centered around comfort, which has been the automaker’s key selling point over its 100-year-old history. The C5 Aircross also stands out courtesy of its quirky styling that comprises the split front with a wide split-grille, dual-beam headlamps with LED daytime running lights, machine-cut alloy wheels, and butch proportions overall. The model also comes with chunky black cladding on the bumpers and sides with red highlights that look different and contemporary. The rear also features LED taillights with a signature pattern and a blacked-out C-pillar that lends a floating roof effect.
The Citroen C5 Aircross sports the split theme in the cabin as well as the dual air vents and dual-tone treatment. Expect to see top-notch build quality with equipment like a 12.3-inch digital instrument console, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as a flat-bottom multi-function steering wheel. Other salient features will include dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, leather upholstery, 180-degree reversing camera, and more. The C5 Aircross will also feature the automaker’s mattress-like comfort seats, and the model could get massage function for the front seats, as seen on the Euro-spec model. The cabin is expected to offer generous space with a large cargo capacity of 720 litres.
Power on the Citroen C5 Aircross will come from the 2.0-litre diesel engine that develops 177 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque, while paired with an 8-speed torque convertor. The petrol version could be added later to the line-up. The automaker though will miss the diesel engines on its mass-market offerings in the future in the Indian market.
Citroen India is looking at a product offensive in 2021 with the C5 Aircross set to arrive in the first half of the year, while the second half will see the brand launch its subcompact SUV in the country. We will learn more about the model on February 1, 2021, so make sure to keep watching this space for all the action.
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