This is the excellent new Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid which is now the carmaker’s flagship offering.
The stylish SUV is available to order now with deliveries beginning in the summer and it’s the firm’s first plug-in hybrid and an introduction of its full electrification offensive.
This means that every Citroën model will – by 2025 – be offered as either a plug-in hybrid or a battery-electric variant that is mated to an internal combustion engine.
There’s also a new engine available for the C5 Aircross Hybrid in the shape of the Pure Tech 180 Stop and Start petrol unit and it is mated to an 80 kW electric motor.
The Citroën Hybrid also has a new automatic transmission and a combined petrol and electric offering of 225hp.
Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid to return an impressive 168 mpg
This power is then delivered smoothly by the excellent transmission for the Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid to return an impressive 168 mpg on the combined cycle and emissions of 32g/km.
To help drivers, the Hybrid has three driving modes to optimise driving needs and they are:
- Electric: The C5 will use only battery power to deliver a smooth and very quiet drive with zero emissions. The all-electric range is up to 34 miles
- Hybrid: The car will select the best mix of petrol and electrical propulsion to meet the owner’s driving style, while maintaining fuel efficiency
- Sport: This is the setting for outstanding performance to combine the power of petrol and electrical motors.
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The new model also features lots of equipment including satnav with a three-year Tom Tom Live traffic subscription, lane keeping assist and blind spot monitoring.
The car also offers lots of space for everyone on board and there are rear and front parking sensors, active safety brake and a 180° colour reversing camera.
The other trim comes with a half leather interior, active cruise control, larger alloy wheels and a hands-free tailgate.
There’s no doubt too that drivers will enjoy a smooth and comfortable driving experience thanks to Citroën’s air suspension system, which integrates hydraulic pump stops to help control rebounding and compression of the suspension.
Since most car manufacturers are moving towards all-electric or efficient hybrid vehicles, there’s a lot to recommend the Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid which is a stylish and well-equipped offering that delivers a comfortable ride and great fuel economy.