Do you want to know the most impressive variant of the Citroën C5 Aircross 2021 range? Then you can’t miss the PHEV version with any less than 300 hp of power. Also, it is the best prepared for driving off the asphalt thanks to the all-wheel-drive 4WD.
Following the market launch of the Citroën C3 Aircross, which is on its way to becoming a success thanks to more than 80,000 units sold; followed by the Citroën C5 Aircross 2021, put on sale in China and of which more than 40,000 units have already been marketed; and the Citroën C4 Aircross unveiled at the end of April at the Beijing Motor Show, Citroën continues its offensive of SUV vehicles by putting on sale the European version of the new Citroën C5 Aircross.
Those interested in buying a Citroën C5 Aircross 2021 will be able to go to the brand’s dealers in the last quarter of 2021. The price of the Citroën C5 Aircross 2021 starts from 23,150 euros for the C5 Aircross Start version, the version of access to the range, powered by the PureTech 130 engine. Thanks to the discounts offered by the French manufacturer Citroën, the price of the C5 Aircross ranges from 21,350 euros to 33,950 euros for the most equipped version.
With the Citroën C5 Aircross 2021, the manufacturer Citroën continues to expand the offensive in the compact SUV segment. The SUV is a vehicle concept that accounts for about a quarter of worldwide sales and that responds in an aspirational way to customer expectations.
With this new model, the French manufacturer Citroën demonstrates the ability it has to reaffirm its identity and to renew the style whatever the segment at stake. The new Citroën C5 Aircross 2021 is inspired by the Citroën C-Aircross Concept, which was already advancing the lines of a new SUV for the French manufacturer at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show.
The Citroën C5 Aircross will be marketed from October 2020 in China. Its arrival in Europe is scheduled for the second half of 2020. With a strong personality, the new C5 Aircross distinguishes itself by a very energetic and confident attitude, both in the exterior and interior design.
Citroën SUV design
The design of the C5 Aircross features a robust and very muscular design that stands out for the raised hood, the short overhangs, and the fluid volumes throughout the body, which are contrasted with various graphic elements.
These are the dimensions of the C5 Aircross: it has a total length of 4.50 meters and a width of 1.84. The height of this SUV stays at 1.67 meters (with roof bars). The wide wheelbase of 2.73 meters accommodates an interior with more than enough room for the driver and occupants. Finally, the trunk capacity of the C5 Aircross allows a minimum of 580 liters to be cubed. If the rear seats are folded down, the boot can reach up to 1,630 liters.
The new Citroën C5 Aircross 2021 exudes a very daring identity in the SUV segment. Thanks to its floating roof and the continuity of the 360 ° glazing, coupled with black pillars on the windshield and rear, which seamlessly join the rear window, the C5 Aircross has a strong identity and a lot of presence.
The wide and striking front shows its identity with the chevrons and the light signature with Full-LED technology in two levels on a rather imposing grille. The overhead optics include the daytime running lights and turn signal assembly. The set is delimited by a chrome line, while the lower optics are embedded in the grille.
This gives the Citroën C5 Aircross a very modern and expressive look, just like the latest launches from the manufacturer. This rugged and purely SUV silhouette is marked by the protections on the wheel arches and underbody thanks to the AirBumps, which add a touch of color to the whole and bring modernity and character to the C5 Aircross.
Original interior with lots of space
Its cabin, configured for on-board well-being, immediately expresses a great sense of space, thanks to the dashboard (very horizontal) to provide a greater sense of width. Large wraparound seats, a wide center console, and the use of soft, warm materials provide a very comfortable interior.
El Citroën C5 Aircross retoma el ‘espíritu sofá’ iniciado por el Citroën C4 Cactus, pero reinterpretado para este nuevo segmento SUV. La transversalidad se sugiere gracias a la continuidad gráfica marcada por una banda coloreada en la parte alta de los respaldos de los asientos, que le aporta a este SUV un toque de diferenciación.
Flowing, well-proportioned shapes appear in contrast to more graphic technical elements, for example on the dashboard. On the driver’s side, the instrument cluster consists of a 12.3 ” TFT digital display. At the center, the vents and the 8 ” HD capacitive touchscreen form a single block, further reinforcing the perceived robustness and modernity of the ensemble.
Thanks to the huge opening panoramic roof and the 360 ° glass surface, passengers are assured a great feeling of interior space.
Comfort aboard the C5 Aircross 2021
The new Citroën C5 Aircross has a world premiere of a suspension equipped with progressive hydraulic shock absorbers (Progressive Hydraulic Cushions). This is a Citroën innovation that will be progressively deployed in future vehicles in the range.
While a classic suspension consists of a shock absorber, a spring, and a mechanical stop, this damping scheme adds two hydraulic stops – one for extension and one for compression – on one side and the other. The suspension thus works in two stages depending on the requirements. With this innovative technical solution and the EMP2 modular platform used in this vehicle, the new C5 Aircross aims to provide the comfort of the highest level.
As for infotainment systems onboard, it has the latest generation of the Citroën Connect Nav navigation system, a 3D navigation system with voice recognition. It also integrates the Mirror Screen function that allows you to take advantage of the smartphone applications on the touch screen.
In complete safety, the driver can benefit from connected services such as weather or traffic information. Likewise, the new C5 Aircross can have a wireless recharge of the mobile phone by induction.
Citroën C5 Aircross 2021 engines
The new Citroën SUV has a range of engines that comply with Euro 6 regulations on polluting emissions. All thrusters claim efficiency and performance. The new C5 Aircross aims to offer maximum versatility, ensuring both daily trips and weekend getaways.
The Citroën C5 Aircross engine range stands out for having more than recognized propellants, as they are already used in other Citroën models. As for gasoline engines, PureTech engines are available, available with 130 hp and a six-speed manual transmission or 180 hp (in this case associated with the eight-speed EAT automatic transmission ).
The diesel engines of the Citroën C5 Aircross go through the BlueHDi family. They are available with the same powers as the gasoline variants. In this way, we find the BlueHDi engines with 130 hp and 180 hp. The most powerful variant is associated with the same EAT8 automatic transmission (the 130 hp version can be equipped as an option).
At the end of 2020, the new C5 Aircross will be the first Citroën vehicle to incorporate Plug-In Hybrid technology, also known as PHEV. With this, Citroën wants to offer groundbreaking CO2 emission values and a range of up to 60 kilometers in purely electric mode.
Equipment and technology
The new Citroën SUV offers a wide range of equipment and driving aids. It has an endowment of more than 20 different technologies at the service of safety, comfort on board, and to facilitate driving regardless of the outside conditions.
These technologies improve safety on the move and represent a major step by the French manufacturer towards autonomous driving. Equipped with a camera in the upper part of the windshield and a radar integrated into the front bumper, the new C5 Aircross offers, among other elements: an Active City Brake system to avoid collisions when detecting obstacles on the road, warning of the involuntary lane change, blind spot control, active cruise control with ‘Stop & Go’ function, traffic sign recognition and SmartBeam smart headlights.
A fully customizable SUV
The new C5 Aircross wants to be a virtuoso of customization, with a total of thirty exterior combinations, These follow the line marked by the recent Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 , the new Citroen C4 2021 Cactus or the new Berlingo 2021, to allow its customers to create a vehicle in your image and likeness.
This section highlights the palette of body colors available with timeless, original, or refined combinations. These colors can be combined with a contrasting black roof, to offer more dynamism and differentiation.
Likewise, three-color packs are offered to provide more personality and elegance: silver, white, and red. These touches of color contrast on the bodywork and underline the Airbumps in the lower part of the front doors, the lower part of the front bumper, and the lower part of the roof bars.
To take personalization even further, a selection of alloy wheels is offered in various designs and different sizes, ranging from 17 “to 19 inches. Personalization also extends into the passenger compartment. The customer can choose between five warm environments and elegant, specifically selected for the needs of European customers.