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Citroen C5 Aircross Being Launched to Test the Waters, Decide Brand's Future in India: Interview

Citroen C5 Aircross logo. 
(Photo: Arjit Garg/News18.com)

Citroen C5 Aircross logo. (Photo: Arjit Garg/News18.com)

While Citroen has announced a launch date for the upcoming C5 Aircross, the French carmaker has confirmed that the bookings for SUV will begin from March 1, 2021.

French automaker Citroen is all set to start its innings in India with the launch of their first car, the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV. The premium SUV will compete against Hyundai Tucson and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace in the C-Segment SUV segment and there is no official date as to when the SUV will be launched. Citroen, however, has confirmed that the bookings for the C5 Aircross will begin from March 1, 2021. This hints the launch of the C5 Aircross could take place later in March itself.

We recently got a chance to drive the C5 Aircross is found it extremely comfortable, feature loaded and good looking. You can read our test drive review and watch the video by clicking on the link below. We also got a chance to interact with Saurabh Vatsa, Marketing Head, Citroen India and he gave us an idea about the brand's history and the scope of operations in India.

Read here: Citroen C5 Aircross first drive review

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The company has also said that the C5 Aircross SUV will be available in two variant options - Feel and Shine. The car will be offered in four colour options - Pearl White, Cumulus Grey, Tijuca Blue, and Perla Nera Black - and the first three colours mentioned will also have an option for a dual-tone finish.The SUV will be assembled in India at the company's Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvallur plant. The C5 Aircross gets only a 2.0-litre diesel engine option that delivers 177PS of output and 400Nm of torque and is teamed up with an 8-speed automatic gearbox only.

The premium 5-seater SUV has DRLs on either side, dual-beam headlamps, and an upright tailgate with split LED tail lamps. To enhance the look of the vehicle, red accents have been used all over the car. In terms of interior, the C5 Aircross SUV is equipped with the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, and wireless smartphone charging. What makes this care more luxurious is the heating and massage function on the front seats.

The upcoming C5 Aircross is also top-notch when it comes to safety. The SUV is equipped with a safety kit that contains multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, and front and rear parking sensors. Since C5 Aircross has quite a few premium features, it is certain that it will not be one of the easily affordable cars. Most likely the price of the vehicle will start from Rs 25 Lakhs (ex-showroom).

first published:February 22, 2021, 10:17 IST
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