Do you know, how quick is the Citroen C5 Aircross from a standstill to 100 kmph and 120 kmph? Well, here's a video that packs in the answer. Take a look at it here.
Citroen C5 Aircross is going to be the first car of the French carmaker in the Indian market. While it has been unveiled in our market already, the prices are yet to be announced. The C5 Aircross comes to India via CKD route. Hence, it is expected to go on sale at a starting price tag of Rs. 30.00 lakh. The brand is betting big on the C5 Aircross’s capabilities to offer a comfy ride and a practical cabin along with the funkily-styled exterior. However, we felt that it is quick in a straight line. Thus, we thought of conducting a 0-100 kmph and 0-120 kmph test in all the driving modes that it comes with, namely Eco, Normal, and Sports.
Before we start, let’s first have a quick look at its spec sheet. The Citroen C5 Aircross gets a 2.0L diesel engine, which is apt at churning out a peak power output of 177 Hp and max torque of 400 Nm. The transmission duties are performed by an 8-speed automatic gearbox here. Also, it returns an ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency figure of 18.6 kmpl. Well, we are not interested in that right now. Moving over to the test, the first attempt was made in the Eco mode, and the Citroen C5 Aircross took just 9.83 seconds to reach the 100 kmph mark and 13.52 seconds to show the 120 kmph figure.
The second run was performed in the Normal mode. Now, the C5 Aircross darted itself from a standstill to 100 kmph in only 9.80 seconds and showed up the 120 kmph mark on the speedo in just 13.42 seconds. The final attempt was made in the Sports mode. This time as well, it took less than 10 seconds to reach the 100 kmph mark, while the 120 kmph figure showed up in 13.35 seconds only. Yes! These numbers are great for an SUV, which is 4.5 meters long, 1.9 meters wide and 1.7 meters tall. For reference, the C5 Aircross is longer, taller, and wider than its key-rival – Hyundai Tucson, by 20 mm, 119 mm, and 50 mm, respectively.