Citroen C5 Aircross – front-wheel mid-size SUV (by European standards), which combines a bright style, practicality, functionality and modern technology. It is addressed to people who lead an active lifestyle and prefer to stand out in the urban stream.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN
For this model, the individual performance of almost every detail is characteristic. Despite the absence of fashionable aggressive features in the exterior appearance of the vehicle, it looks incredibly stylish, harmonious and fresh. The irreproachable proportions of the car are due to a clear tornado line, a high hood and short overhangs. When creating this crossover, the developers successfully implemented the concept associated with the image of a ready-to-jump beast, which is achieved through smooth lines, a specific body structure, glazing “3600”.
The interior of the crossover is pleasantly surprised by the combination of an unconventional approach to design and comfort. The interior looks wider due to the use of rectangular shapes. The display of the multimedia system (diameter 8 inches) is located on the center console, next to the ventilation deflectors. Under the screen are the keys for climate control.
The relief multifunctional steering wheel, as well as a fully digital instrument panel (12.3 inches) add sportiness to the new crossover.
Finishing materials, which were used in the design of the cabin very high quality. As materials the manufacturer used not only plastics and good fabric, but also premium Nappa leather, as well as inserts made of aluminum.
As power units for the novelty are offered such gasoline engines:
A volume of 1.6 liters and a capacity of 165 horse power.
A volume of 1.8 liters and a capacity of 200 horse power.
Both engines operate with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Despite the fact that the all-wheel drive is not provided for in any version of the novelty, the manufacturer has equipped the crossover system “Grip Control”, which has several algorithms, namely:
The car was equipped with an innovative suspension, Progressive Hydraulic Cushions. Suspension has passive shock absorbers with hydraulic stops.
The helm of the new rack-and-pinion configuration with an electric amplifier. In the basic version, the crossover received electronics:
New created on the basis of a modular platform EMP2, the highlight of which was always a modern suspension with the option of stabilizing the wheels when driving on a bumpy and bumpy road. Drive – permanent front in all trim levels. In the line of power plants there are two petrol and three diesel turbo units. The volume of gasoline engines was 1.3 and 1.6 liters, power 130 and 165 hp. Among the diesel: one 1.6-liter and two 2.0-liter engines from 120 to 160 hp. A gearbox for all versions is planned 6-speed automatic. Also in the line is planned to add a hybrid unit with a total output of 300 hp.
The new crossover Citroen C5 Aircross appeared in front of the audience with the petrol engines of the most modern generation (165 hp or 200 hp) paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission EAT6, equipped with an electric selector – this alliance guarantees driving pleasure, comfort while driving, excellent fuel economy.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
The version adapted for Europe will be sold only in the second half of 2018. Chinese motorists will be able to buy a new car in late summer or early 2018 at a price of about $ 24,103.
The new crossover Citroen C5 Aircross is an example of development and the next step forward in the company’s strategy. It is a car that offers an energetic character, high level of comfort, advanced technology’s everything, for an exciting and unforgettable trip. According to Xavier Peugeot, who is the senior vice president of product planning for Citroen, the novelty should become the most comfortable and convenient in the management of an off-road vehicle in the modern automobile market.