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    Citroen C5 Aircross

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    ₹ 29.90 Lakh
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    Citroen C5 Aircross Key Specifications

    Price₹ 29.90 Lakh onwards
    Mileage18.6 kmpl
    Engine1997 cc
    TransmissionAutomatic
    Fuel TypeDiesel
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Citroen C5 Aircross Summary

    The French carmaker, Citroen has introduced its first model, the C5 Aircross in the country. The C5 Aircross is a mid-size SUV and will rival against the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, and the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan.

    With a length of 4,500mm, the C5 Aircross has a wide and tall stance. The raised sculpted bonnet with high curved shoulder lines gives it an SUV-ish appeal. Up front, it houses a two-tier headlight setup with the upper portion having LED DRLs with chrome borders running across the bonnet line. The LED headlamps are bumper-mounted with side air inlets, front parking sensors, and fog lamps at the bottom. The side profile looks appealing with the C-shaped chrome window line, roof rails, 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and thick plastic cladding at the lower portion of the body. The rear gets raised taillamps with four box-type graphics, parking sensors, boot-mounted number plate, and a wide black cladding with chrome exhaust tailpipes cut-out at the bottom.

    Inside, the cabin wears a dark and light grey theme. The rectangular elements from the exterior can be spotted in the cabin as well on the leather seat upholstery, door pads, and the aircon vents. The eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and also serves as the display screen for the reverse parking camera. The steering gets built-in controls and commands the 12.3-inch customisable driver’s display. The second-row seats can be reclined and adjusted individually. Other highlights of the cabin include a panoramic sunroof, rear AC vents, hands-free electric tailgate, and multiple storage options. 

    On the safety front, the Aircrosss is equipped with a decent list of active and passive safety features. This includes blind spot monitoring, hill start and hill descent assist, six airbags, electric parking brake, fog lights with cornering function, and park assist with automated steering for parallel or bay parking, among others.

    The C5 Aircross is powered by a single 2.0-litre diesel engine making 174bhp and 400Nm of peak torque mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters. It also has five grip modes - standard, snow, all-terrain, sand, and traction-off.

    Citroen C5 Aircross Price

    Citroen C5 Aircross price starts at ₹ 29.90 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 31.90 Lakh. The price of Diesel version for C5 Aircross ranges between ₹ 29.90 Lakh - ₹ 31.90 Lakh.

    VersionsEx-Showroom priceSpecificationsCompare

    C5 Aircross Feel

    ₹ 29.90 Lakh
    1997 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 18.6 kmpl
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    C5 Aircross Feel Dual Tone

    ₹ 30.40 Lakh
    1997 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 18.6 kmpl
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    C5 Aircross Shine

    ₹ 31.90 Lakh
    1997 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 18.6 kmpl
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    C5 Aircross Shine Dual Tone

    ₹ 31.90 Lakh
    1997 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 18.6 kmpl
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Quirky Looks 
      • Superb engine and gearbox 
      • High-speed ride quality
    • Could be Better
      • Diesel thrum audible in the cabin 
      • Poor headlights in the lower variant

    C5 Aircross Verdict

    The Citroen C5 Aircross is a breath of fresh air. It has a refreshing design, well laid out and flexible interiors, and an extremely potent diesel engine and gearbox. Citroen’s USP with the C5 Aircross has been comfortable motoring and it is an extremely comfortable SUV thanks to the interesting suspension set-up, however, it’s not something that will blow your mind.

    C5 Aircross Review

    The Citroen C5 Aircross is a breath of fresh air. We have driven it, find out more over here.

    Engine and Performance

    Engine Shot

    Powering the C5 is a 2.0-litre diesel engine that makes 175bhp and a massive 400Nm of torque and it powers the front wheels only so no AWD here. But you do get to choose between eco and sports mode and should you decide to go off the beaten path you also get 4 traction modes to choose from, standard, snow, all-terrain and sand. Gearbox duty is handled by an 8-speed automatic gearbox. No twin clutch here but a torque converter instead.

    Left Front Three Quarter

     Now Citroen claims best in class noise insulation in the cabin and we must say its really good, but every time the throttle comes into play, a slight diesel thrum is always present. But its almost absent at cruising speeds.

    Left Side View

    But what is phenomenal is the throttle response. Its immediate with no lag whatsoever. Bags of torque along with the well-spaced gear ratios mean the C5 has the performance whenever you call for it. Gearshifts are also quick and you also get the convenience of paddle shifters. The strong performance is further complimented by good fuel efficiency and Citroen claims a figure of 18.6 kmpl.

    Left Rear Three Quarter

    Ride and Handling

    Right Side View

    Now let’s get to the ride and handling. And let’s begin with ride first because Citroen claims the C5 to be the comfort class SUV. And we’d better believe them because Citroen has been at the forefront of suspension technology from as early as 1919 with cars like the 2 CV, DS and the GS. The C5 gets what Citroen calls, the Citroen Advanced Comfort Program. So while the regular cars get a shock absorber, a spring and a mechanical bump stop, the C5 gets Progressive Hydraulic Cushions that smoothen out large bumps and minor road imperfections.

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    Now that’s a lot of technical mumbo jumbo, but does it work? Well its a yes and a no. Driving it around you get a wafting feel like you get in cars with air suspension and that does feel comfy. But low speed bumps especially the sharp ones are felt. Infact at lower speeds the ride quality is good but not much to talk about. Its only when the speeds get above 60kmph that the suspension really gets into its stride absorbing undulations.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    On the handling front, the C5 feels surefooted. the steering might not have too much feel but its quick and helps changing directions quickly. But its no corner carver. the tall dimensions and soft suspension setup means there is body roll so its best to take it easy in the corners. Overall the C5 Aircross feels plenty comfortable but not ground breakingly so.

    Interior Space and Quality

    Dashboard

    Getting inside the cabin, the funky exterior design follows on the inside too. You get a grey black combo all over and what is immediately apparent is the fresh-ness the cabin exudes. You get this straight dashboard with these well designed vertical air-con vents. And bang in the center is the 8-inch touch screen infotainment system which we wish could have been 2-inches larger. You get the aircon controls below the screen, but you also get direct control buttons for music, aircon, navigation and more and they are touch operated.

    Instrument Cluster

    The instrument binnacle is even better. It’s a 12.3-inch digital cluster and can be customized with three graphic modes – Personal, Dual, and Minimum and it looks quite fancy with all the information in front of you. Its also a very practical cabin. The large compartment under the central armrest has a section that can carry a 1.5L bottle, whilst the glove box and door pockets are roomy too. You’ll also get a large storage area at the front of the centre console.

    Front Row Seats

    Now lets talk about the seats. Now the C5’s USP is comfort and while one of the key parameters for it is the ride quality, Citroen has also paid special attention to the seats.

    For starters they look and feel special. The seats are grey grained leather with a light grey band. But more than just looking special, Citroen claims that along with broad cushions and seatbacks, you also get high density foam at the base and thick textured foam at the surface. And boy do they work well. You get lumbar support as well and there is adequate support all around to make the journeys comfortable. While the driver seat is electrically adjustable, the co-passenger needs to do the adjustments manually. The only thing missing is ventilation which would have made it perfect.

    Second Row Seats

    Moving on to the back bench, there is plenty of legroom and the seats are just as comfortable, but they can become even more comfortable because in actuality these are three independent seats which can be reclined or folded down to a flat floor for fitting in the extra luggage. 

    Bootspace

    Even the boot has plenty of space. You do get an electric tail-gate but in the top shine variant. With all the seats in place it has a humongous 580 litres of boot space. Move the rear seats to their furthest forward position and you’ve got up to 720L, giving you the most generous boot in its class. With the modular rear seats folded away, there’s an amazing 1630L of boot space available.

    Features and Safety

    Center Console/Centre Console Storage

    Now lets take a look at the features that the C5 Aircross packs in. So you get an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and android auto, panoramic sunroof in the shine variant, cruise control, air purifier, automatic headlights and wipers, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, LED mood lights, Park assist, keyless entry with push button start, dual-zone climate control and more. It’s covered on the safety front too. The C5 gets a coffee break alert, blind spot monitoring system, hill decent and hill start assist, front driver, passenger and side airbags, curtain airbags, ESP and ABS.

    Gear Selector Dial

    Conclusion

    Citroen is all set to launch the C5 Aircross in March and it will be launched in two variants, Feel and Shine. Now Citroen has gone in for the top down approach and it will bring in more affordable cars later but for now, the C5 will definitely convey to the masses what the brand is all about. And if the car wasn’t enough, Citroen also has a unique retail experience lined up with its La Maison Citroen concept which will make buying the car a unique experience and you can read more about in the link mentioned in the description.

    Rear View

    Now back to the car, we expect the C5 Aircross to go up against the likes of the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan and prices should start at around 28 lakh ex showroom. The C5 Aircross is stylish, it has presence, it feels luxurious and that ride quality is pretty good too. So if you are looking for a very stylish and premium SUV and comfort is right up there in your list of needs, the C5 Aircross has it all and more. 

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    C5 Aircross Colours

    Citroen C5 Aircross 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Pearl White
    Pearl White

    Citroen C5 Aircross Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage

    Diesel

    (1997 cc)

    Automatic18.6 kmpl

    FAQs About Citroen C5 Aircross

    Q: What is the on road price of C5 Aircross?

    The on-road price of C5 Aircross in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 35.57 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 38.14 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between C5 Aircross and Tucson?

    C5 Aircross price starts at ₹ 29.90 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1997 cc engine. Whereas Tucson price starts at ₹ 22.58 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1999 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of C5 Aircross top model?

    Top model of C5 Aircross is Shine and the ex-showroom for C5 Aircross Shine is ₹ 31.90 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of Citroen C5 Aircross?

    The Citroen C5 Aircross mileage is 18.6 kmpl.

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    Citroen C5 Aircross Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 36.24 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 37.77 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 35.57 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 36.50 Lakh onwards
    Navi Mumbai₹ 36.24 Lakh onwards
    Hyderabad₹ 35.98 Lakh onwards
    Ahmedabad₹ 33.36 Lakh onwards
    Chennai₹ 36.24 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 33.40 Lakh onwards

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