All You Need to Know About the Citroen C5 Aircross
French car manufacturer Citroen has finally entered India with its C5 Aircross
In 1997, automobile manufacturer Peugeot closed their stores in India and left the country. 24 years later, the brand in an alliance with Citroen has come back in the Indian subcontinent with its SUV C5 Aircross. The first car for India from Citroen, the C5 Aircross carries the responsibility of building an image of the brand in a country where nearly all the primary car manufacturing brands have a robust market and the fight is incredibly tense.
Without further ado, let’s run you through the brand-new SUV from an unknown car company.
Design- Honestly, it’s hard for us to interpret the design of the Citroen C5 Aircross because the SUV is neither too hunky nor too sporty. It’s not bland, but at the same stage, the design has not been implemented in an over-the-top fashion. Although, the facade of the vehicle seems to have too many elements and lines running across here and there. At the top of the bonnet, a thin chrome-coloured capsule horizontal strip stretches from one end to the other and inside the capsule, strips of DRLs have been fixed on the edges. Below the capsule, there’s a black grille that boxes the projector headlights, and at the floor is a blacked-out bumper with faux inlets and tiny fog lights.
On the side, the door handles are similar to the body colour, but the ORVMs have been equipped in a distinctive tone. The pillars have a black and chrome colour setting along with tyres in a chrome-swirly pattern. At the back, the 3D LED tail lamp setup truly stands out compared to several other car models.
Cabin- Inside, it’s all premium because the Aircross is crammed with features such as a panoramic sunroof, hands-free tail-gate, electric adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control and an 8-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For safety, the SUV offers ABS, ESP, auto park assistance, blind-spot warning, coffee break alert and six airbags.
Powertrain and more- Under the hood, the Aircross C5 is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that is concerted to release a power figure of 177hp and a peak torque of 400Nm. The car does 0-100 kmph in 9.61 seconds and the engine is mated to an eight-speed gearbox. Sadly, the SUV misses out on a four-wheel-drive setting, but the suspension setup is on the softer side. When the C5 will hit the showrooms, it will bear a price-tag of around INR 30 lakh.