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India Bound Citroen C5 Aircross what to expect

Citroen is all set to launch its first ever SUV model in India “Citroen C5 Aircross” due to country wide lockdown led by Covid-19, company postponed its launch in Indian market by first half of Next Year 2021, French automobile manufacturer Citroen was founded in 1919. Founded by Andre Gustave Citroen, the company is a part of the PSA Peugeot Citroen group,

  • Model Name: Citroen C5 Aircross
  • Expected Price: Rs.18 -22 Lacs
  • Launch date: Feb 2021
  • Competitor: Jeep Compass, TATA Harrier, MG Hector, Skoda Karoq, KIA Seltos

Classically SUV shaped with its large 720mm diameter wheels, its robust and muscular design and its raised ground clearance of 230mm. Its unique personality and strong style choices such as its Airbump inspired lower door and wheel arch protectors, roof bars, and a broad range of personalization options make it 100% Citroën in its design and character.

As an ambassador of the Citroën Advanced Comfort program, C5 Aircross SUV stands out as the most comfortable SUV in its segment thanks to two exclusive Citroën innovations: suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® and Advanced Comfort seats. Its three individual, sliding, incline-adjustable and folding rear seats make C5 Aircross SUV the most modular and spacious SUV in its segment. Its boot capacity, varying from 580 to 720 litres, sets a new standard in the segment. Finally, with 19 driver assistance technologies and six connectivity technologies, it is truly a next-generation SUV.

The C5 Aircross for India will be heavily localized. Citroen aims at 98 per cent localization on the car parts, Unlike many other international carmakers entering India who haven’t localized engines and gearboxes, Citroen has already begun this process. Its products will come out of a plant in Hosur which has a capacity of one lakh cars per annum.

The international market C5 Aircross is rival to cars like the Hyundai Tucson and Volkswagen Tiguan. It gets a range of petrol and diesel motors with the flagship combination being a 2.0 litre 181PS/400Nm diesel mated to an eight speed auto, a setup which sounds most viable for our market. Two petrols and a smaller diesel is also available. Given the high level of localisation the brand is aiming for, we expect prices to undercut that of rivals. Expect the C5 Aircross to be priced below the 30 lakh mark.

Citroen C5 Aircross Engine and Transmission:

The C5 Aircross is will be offered with petrol/ diesel and Hybrid Options, petrol model is likely to be powered by a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol unit that makes 180PS/250Nm, Citroen is likely to offer a 2.0-litre diesel engine is producing 176PS/400Nm. The India-spec Citroen SUV is expected to come with a manual gearbox and an 8-speed automatic transmission option.

Citroen C5 Aircross Features:

Android auto, apple car play, Panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system Safety features that are expected to be on offer are multiple airbags, ESP, and traction control, Tow bar with Trailer Stability Control, Front fog lights with cornering function, 19 inch ‘Art’ black alloy wheels

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