• Priced from €26,495 the new C5 Aircross is available in four specification levels from launch; Start, Touch, Feel & Flair
•The C5 Aircross sets a new bar for comfort in the C-SUV segment thanks to its Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension which are standard across the range
•Further comfort is achieved thanks to the three individually adjustable rear seats, best-in-class boot volume and ConnectedCam as standard
•The C5 Aircross has landed in Ireland and is available to test drive at Citroën dealerships nationwide
Citroën Ireland have today revealed full details of their new C-Segment SUV, the C5 Aircross, which sets a new bar for comfort in its segment thanks to its Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension which are a standard feature across the entire range. All models come equipped with three individual sliding, folding and reclining rear seats for extra practicality and include boast best-in-class boot space of 580-litres to 720-litres. ConnectedCAM, a factory fitted dashboard camera from Citroën is also standard across the range. These features ensure optimal levels of comfort, practicality and safety across the entire range. The New C5 Aircross has just landed in Ireland and is available in four trim levels Start, Touch, Feel & Flair with prices starting from €26,495. The New C5 Aircross is now available to test drive at Citroën dealerships nationwide.
Following the recent launch of C3 Aircross in the B-SUV segment, Citroën is continuing its SUV offensive with the launch of this C5 Aircross which stands out from the crowd thanks to its energetic and assertive styling. Measuring 4.5m long, 1.7m high and 2.1m wide, the broad and imposing front end is paired with a two-tier light signature and an assertively designed grille. The upper light units, which comprise of the daytime running lights and indicators, extend out from the iconic chevrons on the front and stretch across the entire width of the vehicle for a modern and expressive look. The body features wheel arches extensions and lower body panels with a classic SUV look, Airbump® panels are also available with personalised coloured inserts along with front, side and roof bars for extra modernity and personality.
All versions of New C5 Aircross SUV in Ireland are equipped with Citroën’s Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® suspension which deliver peerless comfort and the ‘magic carpet ride’ effect for extra occupant comfort. Suspension comfort has always been a fundamental part of the Citroen DNA and the latest technology used on New C5 Aircross SUV is derived from Citroën’s experience in motor sport. ConnectedCAM, which also comes as standard across the range, uses a factory fitted camera system built into the interior rear-view mirror to record movements in front of the car using full HD GPS technology. An integrated 16 GB memory card is used to store photos and videos while footage from a collision will automatically save to the device. The New C5 Aircross is the only car on sale in Ireland to offer such technology as standard across the range.
The entry ‘Start’ trim level includes features such as an 8” touchscreen display, cruise control, active safety brake and air conditioning. The ‘Touch’ edition adds items such as 17” alloys, rear parking sensors, folding mirrors, android auto & apple car play while the ‘Feel’ model benefits from 18” alloys, front parking sensor, privacy glass, wireless phone charging and active blind spot detection. The ‘Flair’ is the top specification level and includes additional items such as 19” alloys, Citroën connect navigation, keyless entry and keyless start, a Panoramic Sunroof with interior LED ambient lighting and various driver assistance systems such as park assist, active lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. Highway driver assist is also standard on Flair models coupled with the EAT8 automatic transmission, this feature combines adaptive cruise control, active lane departure warning and a stop & go feature to manage driving semi-autonomously in specific driving conditions.
The C5 Aircross comes with a selection of two petrol and two diesel engines. The popular PureTech petrol offer, comprises of a 1.2litre 130hp engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 1.6litre 180hp unit which comes with the choice of a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. The Blue HDI diesel offers a 1.5litre 130hp engine with the choice of a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission and a 2.0litre 180hp unit which comes as standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The full model line-up is outlined below;
|Trim||Fuel Type||Description||Transmission||Annual Road Tax||Retail Price|
|Start||Petrol||1.2 PureTech 130 S&S||6 Speed Manual||€ 270||€ 26,495|
|Touch||Petrol||1.2 PureTech 130 S&S||6 Speed Manual||€ 270||€ 27,995|
|Touch||Petrol||1.6 PureTech 180 S&S||8 Speed Automatic||€ 280||€ 32,495|
|Feel||Petrol||1.2 PureTech 130 S&S||6 Speed Manual||€ 270||€ 29,995|
|Feel||Petrol||1.6 PureTech 180 S&S||8 Speed Automatic||€ 280||€ 34,495|
|Flair||Petrol||1.2 PureTech 130 S&S||6 Speed Manual||€ 200||€ 33,695|
|Flair||Petrol||1.6 PureTech 180 S&S||8 Speed Automatic||€ 270||€ 38,195|
|Touch||Diesel||1.5 Blue HDI 130 S&S||6 Speed Manual||€ 190||€ 29,995|
|Touch||Diesel||1.5 Blue HDI 130 S&S||8 Speed Automatic||€ 190||€ 32,095|
|Feel||Diesel||1.5 Blue HDI 130 S&S||6 Speed Manual||€ 190||€ 31,995|
|Feel||Diesel||1.5 Blue HDI 130 S&S||8 Speed Automatic||€ 190||€ 34,095|
|Feel||Diesel||2.0 Blue HDI 180 S&S||8 Speed Automatic||€ 270||€ 38,095|
|Flair||Diesel||1.5 Blue HDI 130 S&S||6 Speed Manual||€ 190||€ 35,695|
|Flair||Diesel||1.5 Blue HDI 130 S&S||8 Speed Automatic||€ 190||€ 37,795|
|Flair||Diesel||2.0 Blue HDI 180 S&S||8 Speed Automatic||€ 270||€ 41,795|
Following the launch today, Pat Ryan, MD of Citroën Ireland commented “This is an extremely exciting car for the Citroën brand here in Ireland, not only due to the strength of the product but also due to the strength of the segment it is competing in. The C-SUV segment is the largest Passenger car segment in Ireland and represents over 20% of the total market. The introduction of the New C5 Aircross means consumers no longer need to sacrifice practicality for style. The C5 Aircross offers the latest driver assistance systems, class-leading comfort, space and practicality in addition to market leading fuel economy. As you would expect from Citroën, the new C5 Aircross is also colourful, stylish and offers eye catching personalisation which is a unique proposition in this crowded segment. With the combination of practicality and style on offer we are looking forward to compete with the likes of the Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson.”
The New C5 Aircross will be the first Citroën available with plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology which will arrive in Ireland early next year offering low CO2 emissions and a range of 50 km in fully electric mode.
For more information see www.citroen.ie