And it’s pretty well-specced as standard.
Citroen has released details of the C5 Aircross that we’ll be getting locally, which will arrive as a major annoyance to segment heavy-hitters like the Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan. The C5 Aircross has been lauded by the international press for fully embracing its French quirkiness, and less vaguely, for its outstanding ride.
The C5 Aircross will be available locally as a Pure from $39,990 and as a Shine for $43,990. The only difference between the two is leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof.
While the price might initially be seen as a touch steep, Citroen is sticking to their guns by offering a car that’s absolutely packed to the gils with technology and features, and leaving only premium paint as a cost option. As such you’ll get 18-inch alloys, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights and wipers, an 8.0-inch infotainment screen (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Advanced Comfort Seats (which basically means more foam in the seats to mimic memory foam), as well as the new Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension (which are basically hydraulic bump-stops) as standard.
You also get a sliding second-row bench, three ISOFIX mounts in the back, and boot space between 580L and 720L depending on where you slide the bench. They also fold should you so want them to, revealing enough room to furnish a small flat without issue.
Power in the C5 Aircross comes in the form of a 1.6-litre turbocharged 4-pot petrol from the PSA Groupe catalogue, putting out 121kW and 240Nm, with power going to the front wheels only via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. All-wheel drive will not be offered for the time being, though we suspect it’ll only be introduced as an e-AWD in the same vein as the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense.