Back in SA - Citroen launches new C5 Aircross SUV in SA

<i>Image: Motorpress</i>
<i>Image: Motorpress</i>

Citroen is marking their re-introduction to the local market with its flagship C5 Aircross SUV as part of the brand's international SUV offensive.

The new kid on the block features unique design and a more robust look with larger wheels and a raised ground clearance as part of its look.

Further enhancements

Its styling is further enhanced with the presence of split headlights, a widescreen grille as well as its A, B and C pillars covered in black to give it somewhat of a wider and sleeker appearance

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An SUVs biggest feature is the amount of space available and the C5 has plenty of it. It has three individual sliding, folding and reclining rear seats, and best-in-class boot space. This means that there is space inside for five occupants, with the variable boot size thanks to the three, individual sliding/reclining seats in the rear – it starts at 520 litres and expands to 720 litres.

What do you think of Citroen's new C5 Aircross SUV? And, what are your thoughts on the brand's return to SA? Email us.

Citroen C5 Aircross

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With the seats folded down, there is a massive 1 630-litres to make use of. The seats also offer five different positions that can be folded down to provide a perfectly flat floor thanks to the dual-level boot floor.

A unique personality

There is also plenty of additional storage space with its central armrest, glove compartment and wide door pockets. The interior is further enhanced with two ambiances that come with matching colours and materials.

It also packs a punch on the technological and safety front with a host of systems and features like Driver Attention Assist, Active Blind Spot Monitoring and Hill Start Assist available to the driver.

citroen c5 aircross

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A 12.3-inch digital instrument panel behind the steering wheel is the first thing that catches the eye from the driver's seat while an 8-inch touchscreen on the dashboard takes care of the infotainment functions. Its Shine model includes a large storage area equipped for wireless smartphone charging.

It is available in three body colours - Arctic Steel, Pearlescent White and Platinum Grey, while there is also an additional red pack option.

There is a reason the C5 is the most comfortable model in its segment and that is down to its Advanced Comfort programme. Its suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions and Advanced Comfort seats, offer passengers a smooth and peerless drive. 

On the performance front, the C5 is powered by an efficient and high-performance 1.6 THP 121kW petrol engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

It comes standard with a 5-year/100 000km warranty & service plan across the range with Citroen Serenity. Customers can have their car serviced at any accredited Peugeot dealership.

Compiled by: Robin Classen

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