- Based on Group PSA EMP2 platform
- No immediate plans to launch in India
- Believed to test the 1.2-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines
The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV, a popular name in the international market has been spotted on test in Chennai, India. The C5 Aircross was first introduced in Shanghai in April 2017 and was subsequently introduced across many European markets. The vehicle is based on the EMP2 platform that also underpins other Group PSA models - the DS7 Crossback, Vauxhall Grandland X and the Peugeot 3008.
The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV is available with a wide range of petrol and diesel engine options in the international market. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.2-litre engine that produces 128bhp and a 1.5-litre diesel that generates 128bhp of power. There is also a larger 2.0-litre diesel on offer that produces 178bhp of power. The SUV is available with a six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic options.
In terms of safety features, the Citroen C5 Aircross is available with blind spot assist, smart headlamps with auto high bean, cross-traffic detection, multiple airbags, hill-hold assist and attention assist. Reports indicate that the Groupe PSA has started locally manufacturing the 1.2-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines at its facility in Greenfield, Hosur. More details about the vehicle will be known in the days to come.