Groupe PSA has officially announced that the Citroen C5 Aircross India launch has been delayed due to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic. The SUV was earlier planned to be launched in the second half of 2020, ahead of festive season Diwali. It will now be launched in the first quarter of 2021, between January and March. The 5-seater premium SUV will be brought into India as a CKD unit, and is expected to be priced around Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.
The French automaker officially said that “the re-timing is aimed to move the commercial launch to a potentially more positive economic activity period where consumer sentiments are upbeat.” Upon its launch, the new Citroen C5 Aircross will challenge the likes of the Honda CR-V and the Hyundai Tucson.
Measuring 4.50 meters in length, the upcoming Citroen C5 Aircross has a ground clearance of 230mm. It offers boot space of 580-litres to 720-litres, depending on second row seat position. The SUV is equipped with several high-end comfort and convenience features. In terms of design, the SUV gets a signature grille, two-tier full-LED headlamps with daytime running lights and LED indicators, floating roof, glossy black A and B pillars, dual-tone tail-pipes and tailgate with roof spoiler. Also See – Citroen C5 Aircross will be initially sold in 10 Cities
Inside the cabin, the Citroen C5 Aircross gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.3-inch TFT digital instrument, 20 driver assistance technologies and 6 advanced connectivity technologies. It gets leather-wrapped steering with mounted controls, climate control with high-yield active carbon filtre, 360-degree camera, electric parking brake, keyless entry and start, hill start/descent assist, trailer stability control and park assist.
Engine details of the new Citroen C5 Aircross are still under the wraps. It is expected to be offered with petrol and diesel engines with the standard 8-speed automatic gearbox. The company is considering the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine and a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine.