Citroën launches new C5 Aircross suv: even more comfort offered in a more mature design…

The new C5 pleases with a unique experience of on-board peace of mind, and the C5 Aircross adds to this a new attitude, expressing greater strength and more refinement. A benchmark in terms of comfort and modularity, especially in its plug-in hybrid version, C5 Aircross has now been redesigned to be more mature.

C5 Aircross introduces a new design language at the front, with curves giving way to more structured lines. This makeover of the front end gives a more vertical and modern face, a hi-tech and distinguished look which reinforces the perception of width and the character of a safe and imposing vehicle.

The move upmarket is also illustrated by a three-dimensional light signature at the rear, new 18” diamond-cut alloy wheel and new, more elegant and distinctive customization options. Inside, the new design of the 10” touchscreen and centre console reinforce the character of the passenger compartment.

Honouring its benchmark status for on-board comfort, the C5 Aircross offers Citroën Advanced Comfort® suspension, new Citroën Advanced Comfort® seats, already present on C4 and C5 X,  space and modularity and driver assistance technologies such as Highway Driver Assist.

A NEW 10” TOUCHSCREEN

C5 Aircross gets a new 10” touchscreen that appears to float on the dashboard. This new, larger screen improves ergonomics by offering direct-access climate controls and a higher reading that allows you to keep your eyes on the road. The vents are now located below the screen and have been modernised with a new sharp, horizontal design. The new 10” touchscreen will be fitted to the petrol and diesel versions with navigation, and from the Feel version for hybrids.

In addition, the fully customisable 12”3 digital display provides all essential and customisable information directly in the driver’s eye-line: navigation map report, information on active driver-assistance systems, information on the operating status of the hybrid engine, etc. – ensuring that the driver’s eyes stay on the road for completely safe driving.

PLUG-IN HYBRID: A SMOOTH EXPERIENCE

The offer of a plug-in hybrid engine for mid-range versions further enhances on-board well-being, thanks to the benefits of electric driving for daily journeys up to 55 km and unlimited driving range for long journeys using the petrol engine.

The plug-in-hybrid motorisation allows a driving in silence and absence of vibrations in electric mode up to 135 km/h, offers an instant availability of 320 Nm of torque, ensuring permanent user comfort by guaranteeing dynamic pick-up at all times. With zero CO2 emissions it gives the freedom to access urban areas where petrol and diesel vehicles are banned.

Users of the C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid also benefit from a range of services to facilitate charging: with management either directly in the vehicle or from their smartphone, as well as the possibility of programming charging times. Charging is fast, with a full charge completed in less than two hours on a Wall-box.

We are keen to see the car in the flesh soon and gather driving impressions!

Hans Knol ten Bensel

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