Citroen launches C5 Aircross PHEV

Citroen launches C5 Aircross PHEV


Citroen has revealed details of its C5 Aircross Hybrid – a new PHEV due from the French firm with a range of 31 miles on a charge.

Using a 13.2 kWh battery and 80 kW motor, the plug-in Citroen combines the electric components with a 180hp petrol engine for a combined output of 225hp. Power goes through an eight-speed EAT automatic transmission.

Citroen is making use of the ‘ë’ that should be included in its name as an indicator of electrified systems. As such, the ë-Comfort system has been launched – prioritising a comfortable ride with the added refinement that electric drive brings.

Drive modes include electric-only, hybrid, and electric-save, and there are the usual brake energy recuperation systems fitted to help top up the charge en route.

Efficiency figures come in at 39 g/km CO2 and a combined WLTP fuel economy of 166 MPG. Charging will take less than two hours on a fast charger at home or in public, with a 7.4 kW on-board charger fitted as standard. Charging is carried out via a Type 2 inlet.

Citroen is making use of the shared platform and powertrain technology of the PSA Group. The C5 Aircross Hybrid joins similarly sized group stablemates in the shape of the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid and Hybrid4, and Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4.

Other PHEV models from the group include the Peugeot 508 Fastback and SW, and the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense. The group is in the middle of an electric model offensive, as pure-electric versions are due from the Peugeot e-208, Vauxhall Corsa-e, Peugeot e-2008, and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense – plus pure-electric vans from the group’s brands.

Pricing for the Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid starts at £35,340, with deliveries due in the middle of 2020. Registration of interest are open now.