Citroen just unveiled their first SUV for the Indian market. It is the C5 AirCross that is expected to go on sale in March 2021. A video has been uploaded by Dr. Amit Biswas on his YouTube channel which showcases the new SUV at the dealership. The videos show us how the C5 AirCross will look and how does the interior of the SUV looks. There is a full walkaround of the SUV in the video and you can also see the interior of the vehicle.
The C5 AirCross measures 4,500 mm in length, 2,099 mm in width and 1,710 mm in height. The wheelbase measures 2,730 mm. Citroen will be offering the C5 will only one engine option. It will be a 4-cylinder diesel engine capable of producing 177 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 400 Nm. It will only come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Citroen is claiming a fuel efficiency of 18.6 kmpl. The vehicle that we see in the video is Pearl White in colour. Citroen will be offering 7 colours in which 4 will be solid colours, whereas the other 3 will be dual-tone colours. There will be Pearl White, Tijuca Black, Grey and Pearl Black. Then there are the dual-tone colours like Blue, White and Grey which will get a black contrast roof.
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Citroen has loaded the SUV with tons of features to assure that the C5 is able to appeal to as many people as they can. This is because they will not be able to price the SUV as competitively as the competition because the C5 AirCross will be a CKD or Completely Knocked Down unit for now. Due to which the price of the SUV will be on the higher side when compared to the competitors. The C5 AirCross is expected to start from Rs. 26 lakhs ex-showroom to Rs. 32 lakhs ex-showroom. It will be competing against Hyundai Tucson and the Jeep Compass.
C5 AirCross is available in two variants, namely Feel and Shine. Even the Feel variants which is the entry-level variant is loaded with features and equipment. It comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 6-way adjustable driver seat, keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, heated outside rearview mirrors, auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, cruise control, puddle lamps, push-button to start/stop and a lot more. There are a configurable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, automatic headlamps and rain-sensing wipers. There are two driving modes on offer, namely Eco and Sport. There is also a Grip Control system that uses the stability program to alter the amount of slip for the wheel. There are five modes on offer: Standard, Snow, All-terrain, Sand and Traction off. For the safety equipment, Citroen is offering 6 airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, stability program, electronic parking brake, blind-spot monitoring system, park assist, hill descent control, fog lamps with cornering function and much more. The Shine variant which is the top-end variant gets a panoramic sunroof, LED projector headlamps and a hands-free electric tailgate.
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