Citroen C5 Aircross

 

The new SUV from Citroen, C5 Aircross, has been made avaialble to order on the Scheme despite it not being in Showrooms until February. The C5 Aircross is built on the same platform as the Peugeot 3008/5008, Vauxhall Grandland X, DS 7 and even the new Peugeot Rifter and Citroen Berlingo but it has a look and feel all its own, it is taller than all the competition and has Progressive Hydraulic Cushions which flatten out the bumps in the road so if you are able to get in (it’s 4cm higher than the DS7) then the ride should be to your liking. The boot is an excellent 580 litres in size or up to 720 litres with the second-row seats pushed forward, these also slide and recline individually but have isofix points on the outer two only. 

 

Every model gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument display and an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, Entry-level Feel trim has 17 inch alloy wheels, climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, and rear parking sensors, Mid-level Flair adds 18 inch alloy wheels, front parking sensors, a rear view camera, built-in sat-nav and a forward-facing camera for recording road incidents, climate control, automatic headlights and wipers. Flair Plus has 19 inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry/start and intelligent headlights. 

 

The C5 Aircross has a choice of two petrol engines: the 6 speed manual only 1.2 PureTech 130 and the EAT8 Automatic only 1.6 PureTech 180, as well as two diesel versions: the 6 speed manual or EAT8 Auto 1.5 BlueHDi 130 and the EAT8 auto only 2.0 BlueHDi 180.  Claimed economy 68.9 mpg for the 1.5 diesel (manual or auto), 58.9 for the 2.0 litre diesel auto. The 1.2 petrol manual offers a claimed 53.3 mpg and the 1.6 auto 49.6 mpg. All engines perform well the 1.2 petrol manual hitting 62mph in 10.5 seconds and the 1.6 auto in 8.5 seconds. The 1.5 diesel cuts the tape in 10.5 seconds and the big diesel auto in 8.6 seconds.

Full Q4 Advance Payment Pricing (bold prices = best buy) : 

Petrol 1.2 manual

 Feel – £895, Flair £95, Flair Plus £895

Petrol 1.6 EAT8 Automatic

Flair £1995, Flair Plus £2295

Diesel 1.5 manual

Price reduced from previous quarter price Feel – £695, Price reduced from previous quarter priceFlair £495, Price reduced from previous quarter priceFlair Plus £795

Diesel 1.5 EAT8 Automatic

Price reduced from previous quarter price Flair £1595, Price reduced from previous quarter priceFlair Plus £2095

Diesel 2.0 EAT8 Automatic

Flair £2695, Flair Plus £3095

For a 55 minute review from the RAC click here