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New Citroen C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid: Prices and specs revealed

Autocar 2019-11-07 00:00:00

Citroën has launched a hybrid version of its family SUV, the . First seen as a concept at its production form has now been detailed.

The petrol-electric SUV costs from £35,340, with initial UK customer deliveries to begin in the middle of next year.

The new car has an electric-only range of up to 31 miles, with a charging time of roughly 2 hours using a 7kW wallbox and the car's standard 7.4kW charger.

The range is achieved by a 107bhp electric motor on the front axle, which, when combined with a Puretech 178bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine, provides 222bhp and 236lb ft of torque.

This is the same powertrain as shown in the Paris concept and used by the , as well as hybrid variants of siblings, the , and .

The hybrid retains most of the specifications of the Paris concept. Over existing petrol and diesel variants, the hybrid gains a new blue colour option for the exterior, joining the silver, white and red offered elsewhere in the range.

Inside, there is a 12.3in digital dashboard and an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with updated graphics. Three different driving modes are offered; comfort-focused 100% electric, intermediate Hybrid and the performance-targeted Sport.

The C5 Aircross Hybrid is the first move in a wider electric offensive planned by . After the C5 Aircross, all of the brand’s new cars will be offered with electrified versions, as it focuses on lowering its fleet emissions ahead of .

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