PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroën, DS, and Opel/Vauxhall) is raging today. The incorporation of the German firm to its ranks is the expansion of the model range of the manufacturer of the double chevron. Citroën takes a while to notice that their offensive product would go by way of the SUV and now that the new C3 AirCross (to deny that is to call Picasso) is already public, they are playing fool with his older brother.
Geneva motor show has been a success for the firm as the present there have been able to see first-hand the major developments of the French house. However, taking advantage that the primary topic of conversation was the acquisition of Opel and its range SUV have decided to drop a couple of renders on how it could be the future compact SUV of the house, to see how people reacted in the present.
The two pictures has released the French firm based its design in the past concept Aircross Citroën presented in the year 2015 in Shangail. The C5 Aircross drinks of its basic lines and with the passage of these two years, we can say that it has improved a little bit. As is logical, the new member of the family SUV, keep the traits aesthetic that are already present in the C4 Cactus and C3. However, will also have elements of design own as the headlights and some of the lines of expression.
For now what we know of this SUV is that it could be called C5 AirCross as for a size might well serve to replace the old-fashioned saloon-half of the mark. In addition, we also know that has been developed between the PSA Group and Dongfeng, equity partner and strategic that has the French group in the Chinese market.
in Addition to all this, it is hoped that the Citroën C5 AirCross will hit the market with a new range of petrol engines PureTech and in several of its versions an automatic gearbox with eight speeds (the same who made his debut on DS in the 7 Crossback). In addition, they should also have an option mechanical hybrid plug-in to reduce consumption and emissions and at the same time to offer a variant with four-wheel drive.
When you know more data of the rival to the Nissan Qashqai let you know. Even though we wouldn’t be surprised that the French company decides to make it official in the next Auto show of Shanghai. The reason is that the first country in which will be for sale will be China and subsequently should reach the rest of the international markets in the face to the year 2020. Patience.
Source – Citroën
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