Tuesday 23 April 2019

This is the car Citroën claims is the most comfortable in its class: The new C5 Aircross

Citroen C5 Aircross SUV
Citroen C5 Aircross SUV
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

This is the car Citroën claims is the most comfortable in its class.

The recently revealed European version of the C5 Aircross SUV goes on sale later this year.

Citroën says its level of comfort is due to its suspension system and seats (padding, 15mm foam).

There's plenty of practicality too within its 4.5m length, with three individual sliding, folding and reclining rear seats. Best-in-class boot space is also claimed (580-720-litres depending on seating arrangements).

There are 20 driver assistance systems and six connectivity technologies.

Petrol and diesel engines (130hp to 180hp) will power it, but it will also house the first Citroen plug-in hybrid (PHEV) from the end of 2019. There is also a new EAT8 automatic gearbox.

Engines include PureTech 130 6spd manual, PureTech 180 EAT8 petrols and BlueHDi 130 6spd manual, BlueHDi 130 EAT8 and BlueHDi 180 EAT8 diesels.

Inside there is a 12.3ins TFT digital instrument cluster and an 8ins touchscreen.

Combined with grip control, hill descent Assist maintains the car at a reduced speed on steep inclines (230mm ground clearance).

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