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CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS HATCHBACK

1.6 Plug-in Hybrid C-Series Edition 5dr e-EAT8

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Emissions
Emissions32.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed140mph

Driver Convenience

  • 10" Touchscreen user interface with citroen connect nav, voice commands, Bluetooth handsfree and audio streaming
  • 12.3" digital instrument cluster with customisable zones and colour schemes
  • Citroen connect box emergency assist system
  • Citroen connect play featuring android auto and apple carPlay
  • e-Toggle automatic gearbox selector
  • Electric power steering
  • Motorised electric tailgate with hands free access
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Smartphone wireless charging plate

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • 7 kW onboard charger
  • Advanced comfort suspension
  • Type 2 Mode 3 charging cable (length 6m) for use with a charging point

Entertainment

  • Auxiliary input socket
  • FM and DAB digital radio, 6 speakers
  • Polyphonic sounds
  • USB A socket (charge only) on rear part of central console

Exterior Features

  • 3rd brake light
  • Acoustic laminated front side windows
  • Acoustic laminated windscreen with rain and brightness sensors
  • Automatic headlights with welcome and goodbye lighting
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour front bumper with air curtain, silver painted skid plate, and matt black lower section
  • Body colour rear bumper
  • C-Series edition exterior detail and badging
  • Electric heated and folding door mirrors with LED approach lighting and blind spot monitoring indicators
  • Frameless auto dimming electrochrome rear view mirror with LED electric driving mode indicator
  • Front fog lights with static cornering function
  • Gloss black longitudinal roof bars
  • Glossy black door mirrors
  • Glossy black structured grille
  • LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and visual signature
  • LED rear lights with visual signature
  • Magic wash automatic windscreen wipers with flat blades, variable speed depending on vehicle speed, and windscreen washers integrated into the wipers
  • Panoramic glass sunroof with opening front portion and electric sliding sunblind,moves rear reading lights to sides of ceiling
  • Perla nera black bi-tone roof
  • Radio aerial integrated into rear window
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear window wiper with intermittent facility, linked to reverse gear
  • Sequential electric front and rear side windows with anti pinch function
  • Stainless steel front door thresholds
  • Stainless steel window finishers
  • Tinted row 1 windows and dark tinted row 2, C-Pillar and tailgate windows

Interior Features

  • 12V power outlet and 2x USB-A sockets (1x charge+data, 1x charge only) on front part of central console
  • 12V socket in boot
  • 3 point ISOFIX mountings on front passenger and rear outer seats
  • 4 way adjustable steering column
  • Adjustable headrests (2 in front, 3 in rear)
  • Advanced comfort seats
  • Aluminium pedals and foot rest
  • Automatic bi-zone air conditioning with active carbon filter and air quality system, plus controllable row 2 air diffuser
  • Boot light
  • Central storage box with opening central armrest and interior lighting
  • Dashboard storage area to right of driver,open storage at front of central console,glovebox with smooth opening and lighting
  • Fixed boot floor with butterfly opening
  • Front + rear carpet mats
  • Front door storage can hold 1.5 litre bottle and A4 size documents, B-pillar coat hooks,rear door storage,central storage under armrest
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Manual front passenger seat adjustment (height, slide, backrest angle)
  • Map pockets in rear of front seats
  • Multi function leather steering wheel with two command blocks
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Storage compartment for charging cable under boot floor
  • Three individual sliding seats with adjustable backrest and near flat floor function
  • Two open cupholders with LED lighting in central console

Packs

  • City camera pack with rear parking sensors - C5 Aircross
  • Drive assist pack - C5 Aircross/Highway driver assist
  • LED interior lighting - - C5 Aircross

Passive Safety

  • 3 rear 3-point seatbelts (outer seats featuring force limiters)
  • ABS/EBD
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
  • Collision risk alert
  • Driver and front passenger side airbag
  • DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and ASR (Electronic Anti-skid System)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP including traction control and stability programme
  • Front seat belts with double pretensioning, force limiters and height adjustment (driver and passenger)
  • Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
  • Head curtain airbags covering rows 1 and 2 (left and right)
  • Hill start assist
  • Manual child lock in second row
  • Manual driver lumbar adjustment
  • Seatbelt unfastened audible alert
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre under inflation indicator

Security

  • Anti theft alarm with perimetric and volumetric protection, plus tilt sensor
  • Anti theft locking wheel nuts
  • Automatic door and tailgate locking with automatic unlocking in case of collision
  • Automatic door locking
  • Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
  • Electronic code immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Remote central locking + deadlocks

Wheels

  • Compressor with puncture repair kit

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty
    70
  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    13.2
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    7
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    110
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Charging Port Location
    Left Side Rear
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City
    71
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - TEH
    60
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - TEL
    75
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb
    61
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH
    53
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL
    64
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City
    44
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - TEH
    37
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - TEL
    47
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb
    38
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH
    33
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL
    40

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    176
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    156
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEH
    194
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEL
    169
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEH
    154
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEL
    134
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEH
    209
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEL
    197
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEH
    156
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEL
    139
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb
    32
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    41
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    29

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1598
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    77
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    85.8
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    7.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    6.9
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    8.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    7.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEH
    6.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEL
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    9.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    8.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    6.9
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEH
    36.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEL
    40.9
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEH
    33
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEL
    37.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEH
    41.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEL
    47.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEH
    30.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEL
    32.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEH
    40.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEL
    45.9
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    1.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    1.3
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH
    157.2
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL
    222.3

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.6
  • Badge Power
    225
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Plug-in Hybrid
  • Coin Series
    C Series Edition
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    28E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    8.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    225
  • Engine Power - KW
    166
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    266
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    36.8
  • Engine Torque - NM
    360
  • Top Speed
    140

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    ART
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1689
  • Length
    4500
  • Wheelbase
    2730
  • Width
    1969
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2099

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    43
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2310
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1510
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    600
  • Max. Loading Weight
    540
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1300
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1770
  • No. of Seats
    5

Citroen's C5 Aircross Plug-in Hybrid delivers a thoughtful, comfort-orientated take on the mid-sized SUV plug-in market. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the improved version.

Background

The C5 Aircross, launched in 2018, has sold steadily in the mid-sized 5-seat part of the SUV sector but needed a few more headlines. The introduction of this plug-in hybrid variant in 2019 provided a few of those, this variant incorporating a cutting-edge electrified powertrain. Citroen tried to build this into the car without compromising its other comfort-orientated attributes and, as usual with the brand, there's a strong emphasis on value and innovative design. Since this PHEV derivative's original launch though, lots of other Plug-in C-segment SUV crossover models have arrived in the segment, hence the need for this updated version with its smarter looks and classier cabin. As before, this won't be the first car you'll have thought of if you happen to be looking for a mid-sized plug-in SUV, but it might well be worth including on your wish list.

Driving Experience

As before, this electrified variant comes with a powerful and adaptable front-driven-only powertrain which sees a PureTech 180 Stop & Start petrol engine and an 80kW electric motor combining with a specially designed e-EAT8 automatic gearbox, to offer the equivalent of up to 225hp. At the wheel, you get three driving modes, with the one you'll be using most of the time being the 'Hybrid' setting that chooses the best mix of electric and petrol propulsion to suit the driving style whilst optimising efficiency. The alternative settings are either 'Sport' (where the car combines the power of the electric and petrol motors to offer livelier performance). And 'Electric' (where the car uses only the battery-powered electric motor, resulting in an ultra-quiet and smooth drive with zero exhaust emissions, offering a WLTP range of up to 34miles. Otherwise, things are very much as they would be in any other C5 Aircross. This car's key differentiating point is the way it glides over bumps. That ability comes courtesy of its Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension system. This two-stage set-up features a couple of hydraulic stops on each side of the car, one for compression, the other for rebound. For major uneven ground impacts, the hydraulic stops work with the springs and shock absorbers to avoid jerky movements and unpleasant bouncing. Thicker softer seat padding also embellishes the impression of comfort. And double-laminated front windows and engine bay soundproofing play their part in reducing cabin noise.

Design and Build

There's very little to visually give away the fact that this variant is a hybrid, apart from 'Hybrid' badging on the front wings and the tailgate. This revised model borrows some of the styling cues of the brand's executive C5 X as part of a refreshed exterior design, with a more vertical and modern front end that's brought sleeker aerodynamics. The front grille's been restyled and there's a revised version of the iconic Citroen logo, now seemingly detached from the daytime running lights, with chevrons that appear in black lacquer in a chrome setting, this now standing out more overtly against the central grille. Around the car, extra glossy or anodised detailing has been added - in colours such as Glossy Black and Dark Chrome, all of it intended to demonstrate the model's more up-market positioning. Inside, front seat occupants get the brand's unique 'Advanced Comfort' seat design, which features a core of high-density foam and an additional 15mm top layer of textured foam to ensure maximum comfort and support for the driver and passengers. There's a 12.3-inch digital driver's display and a revised 10-inch high-definition touchscreen that's been positioned higher up on the dashboard to reduce stress by ensuring the driver keeps their eyes on the road. Nice touches include an active air quality system that uses an air-purifying carbon filter. As before, this Gallic SUV's lengthy wheelbase translates into a cabin that feels significantly larger than that of most models in this class. In the rear, the car continues to feature three individual, same-width seats that slide, recline and fold flat. Not only does this mean that everyone on-board enjoys an exceptional level of comfort no matter where they sit, but it also creates the numerous possibilities for configuring the interior space. Few PHEV competitors can match the size of this C5 Aircross model's luggage space area, the extent of which depends on the position of the sliding second row bench. The 460-litre capacity is 120-litres down on what you get in an ordinary C5 Aircross though, thanks to battery placement beneath the cargo area base.

Market and Model

The C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, priced from around £35,000, can be specified in two well-appointed trim levels, 'Shine' and 'C-Series Edition'. With 'Shine Trim', buyers enjoy the 'Drive Assist Pack' with Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Comfort Seats with Alcantara upholstery and Active Safety Brake with video and radar assistance, while the 'Urban Black' interior ambience brings an upmarket feel to the cabin. The 'C-Series Edition' sits at the top of the range. It has been tailored specifically for the UK market and gains a 'Perla Nera Black' bi-tone roof with an exclusive Anodised Bronze Colour Pack. There is also an opening panoramic glass sunroof, wireless charging and a motorised tailgate with hands-free access. Safety-wise, there are a total of 19 driver-assistance systems available across the range, including Highway Driver Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Lane Departure Warning. Buyers can heavily personalise their C5 Aircross, creating a model that suits them perfectly, primarily through Colour Packs which add flourishes to the front air intakes and the side Airbump panels. Four Colour Packs are available: Glossy Black, Dark Chrome, Anodised Bronze and Energetic Blue. There's also a wide choice of body paint colours intended to complement the more assertive look: Polar White, Pearl White, Perla Nera Black, Platinum Grey, Cumulus Grey and a fresh shade, Eclipse Blue.

Cost of Ownership

The combined petrol engine and electric motor produces CO2 of 32g/km and fuel efficiency of up to 222.3mpg on a combined cycle, (all figures WLTP certified, dependent on version). You'll need to fit a home charging 7kW wallbox to make the most of this car. Citroen partners with Pod Point to provide this and customers will be eligible for a £500 government OLEV grant towards installation. Once this is in place, you'll be able to recharge the car in under two hours. Using the 'MyCitroen' app, customers will be able to activate deferred charging (to take advantage of lower electricity tariffs) and Pre-conditioning (so the cabin can be cooled or warmed before entry to the vehicle). Every C5 Aircross comes with a three-year and 60,000-mile warranty. The first two years of that aren't subject to any mileage limits but the third year (which is taken care of by your local dealer) is limited to 60,000 miles. Insurance is group 26E for the 'Shine' and group 27E for the 'C-Series Edition'. And company drivers will be tempted by the fact that this PHEV sits in the 11% Benefit-in-Kind taxation bracket.

Summary

We're always happy to see a product that tries to bring something a little different to its market segment, which is why we rather like this C5 Aircross in its more standard forms. If you can find the significant price premium necessary to get this Plug-in Hybrid version, then there's also plenty to like here too, especially in this updated form. The electrified stats are very class-competitive amongst Crossovers of this type, but you could argue they'd be replicated by equivalent versions of the Peugeot 3008, the Vauxhall Grandland and the DS 7 Crossback which feature the same engineering. The 'Progressive Hydraulic Cushion' set-up of this Citroen though, gives this particular SUV something a little different - you really can feel an improvement in the way it eases over tarmac undulations. It's worth a test drive then - as a possible starting point to your electrified future.

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