Citroen has added a brand new powertrain option to its flagship C5 Aircross SUV range. Available on the two most popular trim levels in the UK, ‘Flair’ and ‘Flair+’, the French marque has introduced a PureTech 130 S&S (Stop & Start) EAT8 eight-speed automatic option, replacing the SUV’s current PureTech 180 S&S EAT8 automatic versions. UK prices start from £24k for entry-level models and range up to £33k for top-spec editions.
This new powertrain option is available for customers to order now, with production starting in February 2020 and first deliveries expected in March 2020. It combines the PureTech 130 S&S engine with the eight-speed EAT8 automatic gearbox.
In addition to the new powertrain introduction, and as part of a re-homologation process, selected BlueHDi diesel engines in the New C5 Aircross SUV range benefit from significant CO2 reductions.
All 1.5L BlueHDi 130 S&S manual versions see a 3g/km decrease, from 108g/km to 105g/km, whilst the 1.5L BlueHDi 130 S&S EAT8 automatic versions see an even greater reduction of 5g/km, from 105g/km to 100g/km. This reduction will continue to position New C5 Aircross SUV amongst the very best in the segment.
The C5 Aircross features 19 driver assistance systems including Driver Attention Alert, Highway Driver Assist and Speed Limit Recognition. As a manufacturer synonymous with comfort, New Citroen C5 Aircross SUV benefits from the brand’s innovative Progressive Hydraulic Cushion® suspension system that does away with traditional bump stops for a more cosseting ride.
Taking comfort a step further, best-selling ‘Flair’ and ‘Flair+’ now feature Advanced Comfort seats. With broad cushions and seat backs, they combine high-density foam at the heart of each seat, thick, textured foam on the surface and electric adjustment on the driver’s side. Citroen claims this ensures optimum comfort on any journey.
In 2020, the range will also see the introduction of a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) option, marking the first step in Citroen’s electrification offensive – a strategy that will come to full fruition by 2025.