When the Citroën C5 was released for the first time, the goal was to directly compete with the Vauxhall Insignia and with the Ford Mondeo. However, the fewer interest in the segment along with the poor sales made Citroën C5 rethink the model. And this is when they came up with the 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross.
The 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross is now pointing at the smaller SUVs segment and will compete directly with the Seat Ateca, the Kia Sportage, and the Nissan Qashqai.
So, what can you expect from the new 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross?
2018 Citroën C5 Aircross Release Date
The 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross was debuted at the Shanghai Show in 2017. It should go on sale by the end of 2018.
2018 Citroën C5 Aircross Price
The automaker still hasn’t released the official price of the new 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross. However, we believe that the starting price of the 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross should be around $24,000.
2018 Citroën C5 Aircross Redesign and Changes
One of the things that you will immediately notice on the 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross exterior design is that it is very much like the Aircross that was revealed back in 2015 at the Shanghai Show. However, the truth is that the new now uses a different platform. It is using the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform, which is the one that Peugeot DS 7 Crossvack and the Peugeot 3008 use.
When you look at the front, you will see that the new design of Citroën is present in the 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross. From the smattering of Airbumps to the LED lights that are like an eyebrow and with main headlamp units nestled separately below, as well as the lower edges of the doors.
On the rear, you will see that the 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross comes with LED tail lamps that are bisected by a wide-opening tailgate.
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2018 Citroën C5 Aircross Specs
In terms of the engines, the 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross comes with a 1.6-liter THP petrol engine that is capable of producing 218 of horsepower. It is also paired with a rear-mounted electric motor that is capable of producing 95 of horsepower.
2018 Citroën C5 Aircross Interior
Looking at the 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross cabin, you will find many resemblances with the Peugeot 3008 cockpit. The truth is that the digital instrument cluster is very similar. In addition, the 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross also comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is located in the center console. You can also use this system for satellite navigation as well as to connect your smartphone.
In terms of the safety equipment that comes with the 2018 Citroën C5 Aircross, you can expect to get the blindspot monitoring system, a 360 degrees camera, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and Active City Brake.
The seats are upholstered with leather and they include built-in speakers to ensure that the communication between passengers is easier.