Citroen C5 Aircross gets a fresh face
The Citroen C5 Aircross has received a comprehensive update for 2022, with the new model set to feature plug-in power and hit the market later this year.
Here’s everything you need to know about Citroen’s revised Qashqai rival.
Citroen C5 Aircross fast facts
- Comprehensive styling update
- Improved 10in infotainment system
- 12.3in driver display
- Order books set to open in coming months
- Plug-in hybrid model available
Citroen C5 Aircross styling
The C5 Aircross has undergone a major makeover externally, with the new look including an updated front end design with all-new headlights, grille and logo. The daytime running light signature has also been given a bold new look, with a 3D effect now evident at the front.
There’s a number of new air intakes and a redesigned bumper too, while the central air intake is reminiscent of the latest C4 and C5 X models. 18in alloy wheels now feature, while six colours including all-new Eclipse Blue are on offer.
At the rear the lights feature an updated look, while the bumper has been redesigned to match the front, too. All in all, it looks fresh and will be aiming to compete with the latest Nissan Qashqai and Peugeot 3008 to name a few rivals.
Citroen C5 Aircross interior and tech
A 10in infotainment system is now present on all models, while some trims are available with a vivid 12.3in digital driver display that replaces analogue dials. The rest of the interior benefits from some tweaks, with new stitching on the dashboard and door trim, along with a revised centre console.
This now features a large storage compartment where you’ll find USB ports and a wireless charging pad (depending on the version in question) The C5 Aircross is all about comfort, and there are some other notable internal changes to reinforce this.
Citroen’s Advanced Comfort seats are now made from a different type of material to reduce fatigue and provide more comfort – they’re 15mm thicker than before, and can be specified in fabric, Alcantara or leather depending on trim level.
The comfort is further boosted by Citroen’s Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension system, which aims to absorb as many bumps in the road as possible while keeping passengers extremely comfortable.
There’s also a host of safety and driver assist tech on offer, including highway driver assist (with level 2 autonomous driving), adaptive cruise control with stop and go, and active lane departure warning.
Citroen C5 Aircross drivetrains
From launch, the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre petrols will be on offer, but the new version will also be available as a plug-in hybrid. Citroen says it’ll travel up to 34 miles on electric power only, and can be fully charged in under two hours.
The brand’s smartphone app will also allow you to schedule charging, as well as precondition the car’s climate control, check charge level and charging rate remotely.
Citroen C5 Aircross leasing plans and release date
The C5 Aircross is set to open for orders in the Spring months, with UK deliveries beginning around this time too. We’ll bring you the best leasing plans as soon as they’re available.
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