Citroën has revealed the European version of its flagship New C5 Aircross SUV as the brand continues its international SUV offensive. The new-generation SUV has a unique and assertive personality, and features an all-new personalisation offering with 30 exterior colour combinations. New C5 Aircross SUV is the most comfortable model in its segment, thanks to the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® suspension and Advanced Comfort seats. New C5 Aircross SUV also boasts unrivalled modularity with three individual sliding, folding and reclining rear seats, and best-in-class boot space. The modern and high-tech New C5 Aircross is equipped with 20 driver assistance systems (incl. Highway Driver Assist and Grip Control®) and six connectivity technologies (incl. Wireless Smartphone Charging). New C5 Aircross will launch in Europe at the end of 2018 and will be the first Citroën with a plug-in hybrid powertrain at the end of 2019.
Inspired by customers who do not want to sacrifice practicality and comfort, Citroën is actively moving into the C-SUV segment – a growing market sector in Europe, and one that already accounts for a quarter of car sales worldwide.
From today, Citroën is proud to offer a completely new experience in terms of in-car comfort and modularity in the mid-size C-SUV segment with New C5 Aircross. The changing needs of customers directly inspired this latest addition to the SUV range, further reiterating the importance of Citroën’s brand signature – “Inspired By You”.
NEW C5 AIRCROSS SUV: A UNIQUE PERSONALITY IN THE SEGMENT
New C5 Aircross SUV stands apart through its energetic and assertive personality. Measuring 4.50m long, the new model is robust, muscular and powerful. Its flowing shape is punctuated with strong graphic touches such as the Airbump® panels, large 720mm-diameter wheels, a ground clearance of 230mm and distinctive roof bars. The interior gives an immediate impression of protection and space, with a large horizontal dashboard, enveloping seats, a road-dominating ride height, as well as a wide central console and the use of warm materials.
Like all of the latest Citroën models, New C5 Aircross has a broad range of personalisation features. A possible 30 different exterior colour combinations are available, with seven body colours, a black two-tone roof option and three Colour Packs – including coloured inserts on the front bumper, the Airbump® panels on the lower part of the front doors, and on the roof bars. It also comes with four interior ambiances with matching colours and materials, offering clarity and warmth in a trendy and premium ‘casual chic’ style.
Set for launch in Europe at the end of 2018, New C5 Aircross SUV will be produced in France at the Rennes-La Janais plant.
“I am very proud to present today New C5 Aircross SUV, produced in the French plant of Rennes and intended to be sold in 92 countries around the world. A next generation SUV that complements the recently renewed Citroën range and addresses the crucial SUV segment with all the identity of the brand: design, comfort, modularity. New C5 Aircross SUV is Citroën’s new flagship and a key lever for the international growth of the brand.” Linda Jackson, Citroën CEO
A UNIQUE PERSONALITY IN THE SEGMENT
A BOLD AND EXPRESSIVE IDENTITY
The styling of New C5 Aircross SUV is immediately recognisable as an SUV in terms of its design and dimensions, measuring 4.50m long, 1.84m wide and 1.67m high, with a ground clearance of 230mm. It is available with a range of 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch wheels.
The broad and imposing front end is classic Citroën with a two-tier full-LED light signature and an assertively designed grille. The upper light units extend out from the iconic chevrons that stretch across the entire width of the vehicle and are paired perfectly with the lower lighting units giving New C5 Aircross a modern and expressive look. The long and high bonnet is distinctively styled, underscoring the robustness and durability of the SUV, while the width of the car is emphasised by the stylish side vents.
The new model is topped by a floating roof, with the glazed area wrapping 360° around the vehicle, thanks to gloss black A and B pillars and gloss black quarter-lights. The uninterrupted glass surface is emphasised by the chrome ‘C’ signature on each side of the car, reflecting the spacious interior. The stylish two-tone roof bars lend a touch of refinement and purity to the floating roof. The body features wheel arches and lower body panels with a classic SUV look, highlighted by the graphic shapes of the Airbump® panels with coloured inserts for extra modernity and personality.
The raised rear lights, with four 3D LED modules on each side of the vehicle, create a graphic and high-tech light signature. The vents in the rear bumper and the spoiler on the tailgate emphasise the aerodynamics of the body design. The rear bumper is enhanced with two chrome tail pipes, one on either side, delivering the feeling of extra power, status and prestige.
A CABIN INSPIRING A SENSE OF PROTECTION AND WELL-BEING
New C5 Aircross SUV’s cabin immediately suggests comfort with a high-set driving position for a commanding view of the road. The dashboard features a thermocoated strip that extends across the entire width of the car. A coloured strip on the upper part of the seats add a further touch of prestige and differentiation.
The generous dashboard is punctuated by double air vents highlighting the SUV’s muscular aspect. On the driver’s side, the instrument panel features a 12.3-inch customisable TFT digital screen with three different graphic styles. The selected driving information is located directly within the driver’s field of vision, improving comfort and safety. The steering wheel with built-in controls features a thick rim and a flat base together with a gloss black and satin chrome finish. A two-tone full-grain leather steering wheel is available on some versions. In the centre, the air vents and 8-inch touchscreen form a unique and integrated unit, further underlining the robustness and modernity of the dashboard. Showcased by touches of chrome and lacquered black trim, the air vents promise faultless thermal comfort and stand as a true signature of Citroën’s flagship SUV.
The broad and high central console, which is essential in the SUV segment, is finished with soft materials. Comfortable both visually and to touch, the wide central armrest has a butterfly opening into a large cooled storage space. There are also backlit cup holders and a designated area for smartphone charging.
AN ULTRA-CUSTOMISABLE SUV: 30 EXTERIOR COLOUR COMBINATIONS AND FOUR INTERIOR AMBIANCES
Like New C3 Aircross, New C4 Cactus and New Berlingo, New C5 Aircross SUV is strong on personalisation with a total of 30 exterior colour combinations, enabling customers to create a car in their own image:
• Seven body colours highlight the car’s personality (Polar White, Perla Nera Black, Platinum Grey and Cumulus Grey, Volcano Red, Tijuca Blue and Pearl White). These tones can be combined with a Perla Nera Black roof for extra personalisation.
• Three Colour Packs are also available: Silver, White and Red. These restrained touches of colour contrast with the body paint, subtly underlining the Airbump® panels on the lower part of the front doors, the front bumper and the roof bars
• For extra personalisation, New C5 Aircross SUV is available with four alloy wheel designs, boasting high-end and graphic styling: 17-inch ELLIPSE, 18-inch SWIRL black two-tone diamond-cut, 19-inch ART black two-tone diamond-cut and 19-inch ART black wheels are all available.
The interior can be personalised with four warm and elegant ambiances selected specifically for European customers:
• The Standard ambiance is clean and pure: Silica Grey cloth seat upholstery combines with a light grey strip at the top of the seat backs. The console and dashboard insert are grey.
• The Metropolitan Beige ambiance places a premium on cabin space and refinement: Grey grained leather and Graphite cloth seat upholstery with a dark grey strip on the top of the seat backs. Beige console and dashboard insert.
• The Metropolitan Grey ambiance plays on tone-on-tone refinement: Graphite grained leather and Graphite cloth seat upholstery with a dark grey strip on the seat backs. Grey console and dashboard insert.
• The Hype Brown ambiance expresses an exceptional high-end approach: Brown Nappa leather and black leather-effect seat upholstery with a light grey Alcantara strip at the top of the seat backs for extra contrast.
“We brought all the identity of Citroën design into the field of SUVs to shape New C5 Aircross SUV with an asserted design to enable it to seduce customers in every market around the world. New C5 Aircross SUV stands out through its attitude, full of strength and its unique and modern shape. Besides all the features of SUVs, it carries the Citroën design touch, such as the central console – a strong expectation in the segment – designed in a broad and horizontal way.”
Alexandre Malval, Head of Citroën Design
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