Citroen C5 Aircross is all-set to make its Indian debut on February 1, 2021. Once launched, it will rival the likes of Jeep Compass, Skoda Karoq, and Hyundai Tucson.
The launch of the Citroen C5 Aircross has been long-awaited. The debut of this SUV will also mark the entrance of the French car brand to our market. Previously, the SUV was scheduled to hit the Indian shore in mid-2020. However, due to the pandemic situation followed by the prolonged national lockdown, Citroen has to delay its launching plan in India. Since the market is stable now, the French car manufacturer has confirmed to reveal its first India-spec vehicle, Citroen C5 Aircross, on February 1, 2021.
Citroen C5 Aircross is slated to launch on February 1, 2021
Citroen C5 Aircross has a unique look for an SUV. Moreover, the French car brand also integrates some distinctive and sporty elements across the design of the C5 Aircross, which helps it stand out from the rest. According to what we know by far, the C5 Aircross will adorn split grille, dual-beam headlights, LED DRLs. In contrary to the overall roundish design, the rear end of the C5 Aircross acquires an upright tailgate along with split LED taillights. To enhance the sportiness and quirkiness of the SUV, Citroen will insert some red highlights across the body.
The unique styling continues to be employed on the inside. The interior of the C5 Aircross looks funky and sporty. There will be split AC vents on the dashboard along with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 8-inch infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, panoramic sunroof, wireless smartphone charger, along with dual-zone climate control. In the European market, the C5 Aircross even receives a heating and massage function for the front seats.
Citroen C5 Aircross will be available in one variant
Under the hood, the Citroen C5 Aircross will come with one engine which is a 2.0-litre diesel unit. This engine is powerful enough to put out 177 BHP and 400 Nm of maximum power and torque. It is expected to get both manual and automatic gearboxes. In all likelihood, Citroen will miss out on diesel engines for its mass-market vehicle range in India.
According to some reports, the Citroen C5 Aircross will be available in one variant. Being fully-equipped and feature-rich, the C5 Aircross will come at a premium price. The upcoming SUV will be imported as CKD units and be locally assembled at Citroen's Thiruvallur plant in Tamil Nadu. The price of this upcoming SUV is expected to range from Rs 25 lakh (ex-showroom). It will fare against the likes of Jeep Compass, Skoda Karoq, and Hyundai Tucson.