2021 Citroen C5 Aircross launched in India, prices start from Rs 29.90 lakh
Citroen has launched its first offering for the Indian market, the Citroen C5 Aircross. Prices of the C5 Aircross start from Rs 29.90 lakh for the base Feel variant, going up to Rs 31.90 lakh for the top Shine dual-tone version. Bookings for the SUV have already opened for Rs 50,000 across 10 dealerships in India. The C5 Aircross is being locally manufactured in India, at Citroen's facility in Tamil Nadu, with locally produced engines and other components, the eventual goal is to achieve over 90 per cent localization. All prices are ex-showroom and introductory. Further, the C5 Aircross can be bought directly from the factory across 50 cities in India.
As a special lease plan for a Rs 49,999 per month monthly fee, there are five years of routine maintenance, extended warranty, RSA, on-road financing and an assured future value. At the end of the term, buyers can either trade up to another Citroen, take ownership by paying the last EMI or return the car to the dealer.
The C5 Aircross sits on the PSA Group's EMP2 modular lightweight architecture, also seen on other cars like Peugeot 5008, the Opel Grandland X, the more upmarket DS 7 Crossback and the Peugeot 508 sedan. Dimensionally, the C5 Aircross is 4,500mm long, 2,099mm wide, 1,710mm tall and has a 2,730mm wheelbase. There are four single and three dual-tone colour options available.
The sole engine option is a 1,997cc four-cylinder turbo-diesel motor named DW10FC. This unit puts out 177PS at 3,750rpm and 400 Nm at 2,000 rpm and has a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 18.6 kmpl. This is paired with an Aisin eight-speed torque-converter sending power to only the front wheels. There are two drive modes, eco and sport and five ESC-based traction modes - standard, snow, all terrain (mud, damp grass etc.), sand and traction control off. Read our review of the Citroen C5 Aircross here to know its real-world mileage and performance.
The Feel variants gets contrasting or body-coloured highlights for the Airbumps, 235/55 R18 tires on dual tone alloy wheels, halogen projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED taillamps, front fog lamps with cornering function, rear foglamps, rake and reach adjustable steering wheel, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto/Apple Carplay and 6 speakers, keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control, cabin air filter, cruise control, key-operated power windows, powered and heated ORVMs, puddle lamps, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and LED interior and mood lighting. The top Shine variant further adds full LED headlamps, a panoramic sunroof and a powered tailgate. Boot space is 580l, increasing to 720l with the rear seats in their forward position and 1,630l when they have folded away.
Safety features are highlighted by the segment-first blind-spot monitoring function. Alongside this is available auto parking, reversing camera, TPMS, driver attention monitor, six airbags, hill-start assist, ISOFIX seat mounts on front and rear passenger seats, ABS and traction control.
The Citroen C5 Aircross competes with the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass and the recently revealed Volkswagen Tiguan facelift.
Everything you need to know about the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV
Citroen C5 Aircross to be sold at 10 dealerships across India at launch
Read our review of the Citroen C5 Aircross here or watch the video review below
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