If only a few minutes I presented the Mercedes Concept A Sedan, now I show you another vehicle that has been revealed in the Hall of Shanghai, although this had already been filtered and is a production version. The second great novelty presented today in Shanghai, at least that has enough importance for the european market, is the new Citroën C5 Aircross.
Is presented as great SUV Citroën, a totally new car developed from the ground up, despite the fact that its design may seem quite similar to a Citroën C3. The French brand it will market as a global model, starting your marketing in the Chinese market from October 2017 and coming to Europe somewhat later, in the second half of 2018.
Its exterior size is that of a all the way compact, a C-SUV. This will make rival cars like the Seat Ateca, the Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008 or the Hyundai Tucson. The new Citroën C5 Aircross measures 4.5 meters long, 1,84 wide and 1,67 m height. Their battle is 2.73 metres. As is usual in the latest models of the brand gala, did not find an image that is aggressive or sports, but to convey sympathy and tranquility. Also missing in this model the famous Airbumps, or the possibilities of customization.
The interior, despite being completely new, it also makes it clear to us that this is a model of Citroen to follow the same patterns of the most recent additions to the brand. For the image inside, it seems that Citroën maintains the recent “mania” to manage the climate control via the central touch-screen, 8-inch in this case, and not with knobs on. For its part, the instrument cluster is fully digital with a TFT screen of 12.3 inches.
And as we have spoken of the interior, the brand of the double chevron busca interior comfort and a wide space to the occupants in this C5 Aircross. The seats, according to us reports Citroën, are “wide and cosy, giving the impression that the passengers are in an armchair”. The front, in addition to being able to count with heating, offer the function of massage with five different programs. Meanwhile, the trunk cubic 482 litres, a volume to take into account.
could Not miss the systems connectivity and infotainment, nor a significant deployment of systems driving assistance as recognition of traffic signs, signals, lights, long, automatic, braking, autonomous, regulator adaptive cruise with stop function, warning of involuntary change of lane, sensor dead angle or 360 degree vision. For trips outside the asphalt brings control of descents and the Grip Control system with several modes of operation to improve motor skills.
In regards to the engines, this Citroën C5 Aircross will be the first hybrid car, plug-in the brand. So-called Plug-In Hybrid PHEV e-AWD this variant has cin four-wheel drive, a thermal engine of 200 HP and an electric motor for the front axle and another for the rear. In addition, it develops a maximum power of 300 HP, so that it becomes the car of series more powerful of the history of the brand. To China are expected to reach two other engines, both gasoline and associated automatic transmission EAT6, yielding 165 and 200 HP.