Citroën launches European version of New C5 Aircross SUV

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Measuring 4.50 m long, looking robust and muscular, the new model has the typical recent Citroën styling language with flowing shapes punctuated with graphic touches such as the Airbump®, large 720 mm-diameter wheels, ground clearance of 230 mm and distinctive roof bars.

Citroen returns with this flagship model to its roots: the new C5 Aircross SUV is quite modular and practical, being also comfortable, as it is equipped with the suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® and Advanced Comfort seats, offering a typically Citroën travelling experience.

It is modular, reminiscent of the old 2CV tradition where one could take the seats out for a comfortable picknick. This modularity can now also be fully enjoyed with three individual sliding, folding and inclining rear seats and best-in-class boot capacity of 580 l to 720 l. Modern and high-tech, New C5 Aircross SUV is equipped with 20 driver assistance systems, including Highway Driver Assist, a level-two autonomous driving system, and Grip Control with Hill Assist Descent, for adventures off the beaten track.

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It also comes with six connectivity technologies, including wireless smartphone charging. Produced in France at the Rennes-La Janais site, it will be launched in Europe and the rest of the world starting in late 2018 and will be the first Citroën vehicle to come in a plug-in hybrid version at the end of 2019.

For the time being, the C5 Aircross SUV is powered by efficient and high-performance petrol and diesel engines ranging from 130 bhp to 180 bhp and the new EAT8 automatic gearbox.

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