The French carmaker has announced that the bookings for its premium SUV have begun. The C5 Aircross was unveiled earlier last month and sits in a luxury 5-seater SUV segment of its own. Citroen, of course, had planned to launch the C5 Aircross last year but had to delay the launch due to the pandemic. Now, the plans are back on track and Citroen has officially entered our competitive market. Citroen has already mentioned that the C5 Aircross is not a volume-oriented product. It will only do the job of establishing the values and image of the brand in our country. Therefore, the C5 Aircross will host a ton of safety, convenience and technology features along with unique styling elements. This is done in order to get the Indian customers used to the kind of brand that Citroen is. Thereafter, hopefully, by the end of this year, we might also see the launch of the compact SUV from Citroen. That will be the volume-oriented product and will feature competitive pricing and huge localization.
Citroen C5 Aircross Bookings
Citroen had earlier setup 10 “La Maison” dealerships across 10 cities in the country for the sale of the C5 Aircross. All these dealerships are equipped with plenty of Digital Customer Touchpoints and solutions to ensure safe bookings and deliveries of the vehicle. Citroen wants to offer its potential customers a premium and modern buying experience. All the services at these dealerships could be made use of digitally to ensure social distancing and contactless procedure. The booking amount for the C5 Aircross is Rs 50,000 and the people making bookings till April 6, 2021, will be able to avail the early-bird discounts and offers as well. Another criterion to avail of this package is that the deliveries must be taken before June 30, 2021. This will include a service and maintenance package for 5 years/50,000 kms. What is covered in this maintenance package will be mentioned in the documentation beforehand. The official launch of the C5 Aircross is not far away, considering the bookings have already been started. We expect the launch to happen at any moment this month.
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Citroen C5 Aircross – Key Features and Engine
The Citroen C5 Aircross is catered to customers in the premium SUV segment and we expect prices to be in the vicinity of Rs 28 lakh and above. For a vehicle of this segment, C5 Aircross does come with a ton of features including:
- 8-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster to provide the driver with the necessary information
- Automatic LED headlamps with LED DRLs
- 18-inch Alloy Wheels to give it a sporty look
- Electrically Adjustable, Powered and Heated Wing Mirrors
- Electronic Parking Brake
- Hands-free Powered Electric Tailgate
- Dual-zone Climate Control
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Auto-dimming Inside Rear View Mirrors
- Auto Park Assist with Reverse Parking Camera
- Hill Descent and Ascent Control
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
- 6 Airbags
- Blind Spot Assist
- Driver Fatigue Alert
- Adjustable Rear Seat and Powered Driver’s Seat
- Connected Car Features
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors
- Various Drive and Traction Modes for all kinds of environment
- Cruise Control
- 6-speaker Audio System
The C5 Aircross will come with a sole 2.0-litre diesel engine making 180PS and 400Nm. It will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The shift-by-wire system will ensure smooth gearshifts for plush ride quality. All the future Citroen products will come with a turbo petrol engine only as announced by Citroen. It will also come equipped with something known as the Progressive Hydraulic Cushion-equipped suspension setup which will filter out all the bumps on our especially chaotic roads. It will go up against the likes of Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Skoda Kodiaq and VW Tiguan Allspace.