Citroën shows at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show its New-Generation SUV, the C5 Aircross. Directly inspired from the Aircross Concept, unveiled in Shanghai in 2015, it combines bold design with an interior space focused on the well-being of each passenger: the brand with the double chevron calls it a “People Minded SUV”, human-oriented with generous dimensions for all passengers.
But there is more: the C5 Aircross is a big milestone in the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme with the World Premiere of the “Progressive Hydraulic CushionsTM” suspension, delivering again the legendary and a unique smooth comfort of suspension that is typically Citroën.
Scheduled for launch in China in the second half of the year, and at the end of 2018 in Europe, the new C5 Aircross is a major asset in Citroën’s international offensive in 2017.
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Hans Knol ten Bensel
Following the C-Aircross Concept presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, heralding the C3 Aircross SUV in Europe for the end of 2017, Citroën is continuing its offensive in the SUV segment with the global reveal of the new C5 Aircross.
Targeting global markets, this SUV marks a new stage in the deployment of the Brand’s product strategy, but adding its very own flair to it..
The C5 Aircross has robust, muscular exterior lines, a high bonnet, 2.73 m wheelbase, short overhang, and flowing organic lines with strong graphic features. Inside, it provides a sense of power and space, thanks to its robust dashboard with a horizontal layout for greater width, its welcoming seats, its wide and tall central console, and its soft and warm materials enhancing the feeling of protection and comfort.
The C5 is innovating in the iconic Citroën way. It embodies a significant step in the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme. Taking advantage of the EMP2 platform, it delivers intelligence of architecture and well-being on board. To go further C5 Aircross is the first vehicle to be equipped with the new “Progressive Hydraulic CushionsTM” suspension, improving damping quality for an exceptional level of ride comfort, that is typically Citroën. On board, it is a genuine invitation to travel for every passenger: the space is clear and full of light thanks to the opening panoramic sunroof, the front seats have heating and massage functions, the welcoming rear seats offer leading leg room, and the atmosphere is purified thanks to air quality treatment.
Equipped with a clear and understandable 12.3” TFT digital cluster and a capacitive 8” HD touchscreen, C5 Aircross features an array of driving aids, including Active Safety Brake, Active Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop function… Endowed with Grip Control and Hill Assist Descent Control to strike off the beaten path in complete safety, the C5 Aircross will also be the first Citroën available with PHEV plug-in hybrid technology.
Unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show, as said above, the C5 Aircross will be launched in China in October 2017. It is scheduled to be launched in Europe at the end of 2018.
Hans Knol ten Bensel