Citroen C5 Aircross launch highlights: Introductory prices range from Rs 29.90-31.90 lakh

Citroen C5 Aircross launch highlights: Introductory prices range from Rs 29.90-31.90 lakh

Citroen C5 Aircross launch highlights: Introductory prices range from Rs 29.90-31.90 lakh

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Citroen C5 Aircross launched in India at introductory starting price of Rs 29.90 lakh - get all the details right here!

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Citroen C5 Aircross prices

The Citroen C5 Aircross' introductory prices start at Rs 29.90 lakh and go up to Rs 31.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Citroen C5 Aircross interior and features

The Citroen C5 Aircross packs features such as dual-zone auto climate control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch digital instruments display, an air purifier, hands-free tail gate operation, connected car tech and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

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Citroen C5 Aircross engine and gearbox details

Powering the Citroen C5 Aircross is a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine that makes 177 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Citroen claims the C5 Aircross’ ARAI-certified fuel efficiency figure of 18.6 kpl is the best in its segment. Paired with it is an eight-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.

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Citroen C5 Aircross boot space

With all three rear seats up, boot space for the C5 Aircross is pegged at a generous 580 litres, and with all three seats folded down, it rises to a cavernous 1,630 litres. 

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Comfort the byword for C5 Aircross

Unsurprisingly, Citroen is outlining two main comfort-oriented highlights of the C5 Aircross - its suspension featuring 'progressive hydraulic cushions' and the advanced comfort seats. Citroen has provided flexible seating in the C5 Aircross – each of the three heavily-bolstered rear seats can slide fore and aft and be folded down individually as per the user’s requirement to create more room for luggage.

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Buy directly from Citroen

Citroen is also providing an alternate way to purchase the C5 Aircross. Instead of going via a dealership, those interested can buy the SUV directly from Citroen online. This service will currently be available in over 50 Indian cities, which will help the company reach regions where it presently doesn't have a dealership. 

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10 Citroen La Maison dealerships open

Citroen India has opened its 'La Maison' dealerships in 10 Indian cities at present. These showrooms all provide what the company calls a 'phygital' experience, allowing prospective buyers to check out what their vehicle will look like using digital tools, says Roland Bouchara, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Citroen India.

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First C-Cubed model to debut soon

Vincent Cobee, Executive VP at Citroen, confirms the first made-in-India, made-for-India model under the company's C-Cubed programme will be revealed in the coming months. 

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Citroen C5 Aircross India launch begins

Saurabh Vatsa, Senior Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Citroën India, gets the Citroen C5 Aircross launch underway, highlighting how the brand's journey in India started in 2019 with the showcase of the SUV.

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Watch the launch of the Citroen C5 Aircross LIVE

You can follow the launch event of the Citroen C5 Aircross on the brand's YouTube and Facebook pages.

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Diesel-only for India

Abroad, the Citroen C5 Aircross is also available with a petrol engine, as well as with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. In India, however, Citroen says demand in the segment meant the C5 Aircross is only offered with a 2.0-litre diesel engine. 

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Concept in 2015, hits production in 2017

India may be new to the Citroen C5 Aircross, but this SUV was actually showcased in concept form all the way back in 2015 as the 'Aircross Concept'. It made its debut in production form in China, in 2017. 

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One hour to go for the Citroen C5 Aircross' India launch

Hello and welcome to Tech2's live coverage of the Citroen C5 Aircross' India launch! In exactly one hour from now, Citroen will begin the launch ceremony for its maiden offering for our market. Stay tuned as we bring you all the updates straight from the event!

The launch of the Citroen C5 Aircross is finally upon us. First showcased on Indian soil all the way back in 2019, the C5 Aircross was due to be launched in the second half of 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the PSA Group’s hand, and the company chose to delay the introduction of the Citroen brand to 2021. Fast forward to today, and the C5 Aircross will finally go on sale this evening. Citroen has even adopted a new approach and will provide buyers the option to complete their purchase online via its Direct selling programme. Tech2 broke the news about this development at the start of March.

Bookings for the French SUV have been open for the last few weeks, with the booking amount set at Rs 50,000. Those who pre-booked the C5 Aircross till April 6 are eligible for free periodic services for up to five years or 50,000km, whichever is earlier.

For the uninitiated, the Citroen C5 Aircross is a 5-seat SUV, which is roughly the same size as a Hyundai Tucson. It measures in at 4,500mm in length, 1,969mm in width and 1,710mm in height, with a 2,730mm wheelbase.

Powering the Citroen C5 Aircross is a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine that makes 177 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Citroen claims the C5 Aircross’ ARAI-certified fuel efficiency figure of 18.6 kpl is the best in its segment. Paired with it is an eight-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. Also available are drive modes and a Grip Control system, to help the C5 traverse rough terrain.

Citroen C5 Aircross prices in India are expected to be in the range of Rs 25-30 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV will be sold from Citroen’s ‘La Maison’ dealerships, with 10 such outlets to be opened initially, as well as online.