All the engines are being fitted with a six-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
It is worth mentioning that a hybrid model will also be introduced to the market, it will have the combination of efforts being generated by a 200hp petrol engine driving the front wheels and two 50hp electric motors powering the rears. The purpose of this make-up is to provide Citroen drivers with the benefit of improved performance and reduced fuel consumption over standard petrol or diesel models.
The visibility is satisfactory due to the large acreage of glass, but it fails to impress when trying to gain better visuals of the road from the rear-view mirror, thereby you're relying more on the blind-spot warning indicators.
The new Citroen C5 Aircross will offer a fantastic driver experience, as the C5 Aircross is the first ever model to feature the brand’s new Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension system. This system has been inputted, along with conventional springs and shock absorbers, to serve the purpose to boost hydraulic bump stops to reduce the jolting effect of pothole and speedbumps.
It has a large front bumper, huge silver-ringed air intakes and menacing squinting headlights – which all share the same characteristics of the C4 Cactus and the C3. However, things change when its inputted on a large SUV, as the Citroen’s signature “Airbump” plastic mouldings, full-width chevron grille motif and floating roof design look even more imposing.
Is the interior of the new Citroen C5 Aircross been given a complete makeover? If you’re style-conscious when it comes to choosing a new car, then you’ll have no doubts when it comes to the new Citroen C5 Aircross. Inside it is visually appealing to the eye, as there are numerous brown inserts offsetting the charcoal grey Claudia leather seats. The materials aren’t as plush as in rivals like the Volkswagen Tiguan or the Renault Kadjar, though, feeling more on par with cheaper models like the MG GS. Hard touch plastics dominate, and the leather doesn’t feel particularly premium, although it’s highly likely European cars will see an improvement.
Citroen have pulled out all the stops when it comes to interior design, this including the addition of the panoramic sunroof – this feature allows the cabin to feel light and airy. In the top-spec cars, it will feature finely-stitched leather seats with heating and massage functions for the driver and front-seat passenger.
Also, within the new SUV it features a digital instrument cluster (this is like the i-Cockpit design in the 3008) alongside an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system on the centre console. This console offers smartphone connectivity including Apple CarPlay and Mirrorlink and satellite navigation. Citroen Connect is also introduced in the new C5 Aircross, delivering plenty of convenient features – such as giving real time information on traffic, parking and fuel prices.
The all-important boot gives a respective 516-litres – which obliterates the Ford Kuga’s 406-litre load bay. Furtherly, it features an electric tailgate featuring foot activation, therefore if you’ve got plenty of food shopping in your hands, you’ve covered.
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