The India launch of C5 Aircross has been postponed to next year, once launched, the new model will rival the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson.
Recently, PSA Groupe announced that they’ve postponed the India launch of C5 Aircross to the first quarter of next year. Earlier, the carmaker planned to launch the SUV into the Indian market by the end of this year. Once launched, the all-new SUV will rub its shoulders with the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson. The car is based on the company’s EMP2 platform, and it derives power from a 1.5-litre oil burner that produces 131 PS of peak power and 300 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties will be done by an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
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The car is based on the company’s EMP2 platform, and it derives power from a 1.5-litre oil burner
Outside, the Citroen C5 Aircross gets split-type LED headlights, 19-inch two-tone alloy wheels, Airbumps door protectors and LED taillight. Moreover, inside the all-new SUV employs a panoramic sunroof, 12.3-inch instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and reclining individual rear seats. The C5 Aircross will be the first product from the carmaker to be offered in our markets. The ongoing pandemic is the biggest reason behind this delay. The PSA Groupe will import the C-SUV in India as a CKD unit and will locally assemble in Tiruvallur, Chennai.
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Once launched, the Citroen C5 Aircross will lock horns with the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Tucson
PSA Groupe is taking maximum advantage of its long-term partnership with CK Birla Group for retailing Citroen vehicles in the country. Citroen will launch two-products in India next year, the first one is C5 Aircross SUV and the second vehicle is yet to be disclosed. Earlier this year, the India-bound Citroen C5 Aircross scored 4-star rating at the Euro NCAP. The SUV comes loaded with safety features like airbags, belt reminder, Lane Assist System, Speed Assistance System, belt load limiter and ABS with EBD. The SUV scored 87% score for Adult Occupant Protection, 86% for Child Occupant Safety, 58% in pedestrian safety and 75% in safety assist.