Meet The New Citroen C5 Aircross, This Is It! [Updated]

While Citroen continues to drop new teasers of the C5 Aircross, the brand’s latest SUV has leaked in all of its glory.

Published by AutoHome and Worldscoop, these images portray the final production version of the vehicle, which was inspired by the Aircross Concept, though has a more toned-down look.

Citroen have yet to detail the exact specifics of the car, but the Chinese media reports what was already on everyone’s mind, which is that it uses the PSA EMP 2 platform, shared with the new Peugeot 3008, known as the 4008 locally.

The architecture however isn’t the only thing that’s being shared by the two vehicles, as almost the entire engine lineup is expected to be adopted by the new C5 Aircross. This includes the turbocharged 1.6-liter and 1.8-liter units, producing 167hp and 204hp locally, both married to a 6-speed auto gearbox, which power the Peugeot 4008 in China. A 2.0-liter turbo could then join the family later on.

Besides the regular version of the SUV, Citroen might also launch a long wheelbase version, in the same vein as the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace/L, with up to 7 seats, but this is nothing more than a simple rumor at this point.

Citroen will launch the new C5 Aircross in China in Q3 this year, subsequent to its premiere at Auto Shanghai. Dongfeng-PSA will then be responsible with the local production, while the European models will be assembled in Rennes, France.

* Article has been updated with new photos. Thanks go to David for the tip!


  • Christian Wimmer

    I generally like Citroen’s design language, and their recent DS7 Crossback is stunningly gorgeous, but this comes across as rather “bland” by the latest Citroen design standards.

    Maybe it will look better in real life. I hope so.

    • jokR

      Citroën and DS are two different brand,now! which means two different design team and two design language !

      • Christian Wimmer

        Yeah, you have a point there. 😉

  • 0xdkx0

    Does anybody like this design language?

    • Evo45

      For me, no, I don’t. But I kind of get used to it.

    • alexxx


    • Mill0048

      I like it. It’s quirky but consistent. It’s nice to have some variety in the auto market. Plus pushing boundaries — even if ugly — helps evolve the car in different ways.

    • Shtekeris

      Yep, I do. Could daily the C3, but the price is kinda higher than other minis.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      yes i do like.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I still hate CUVs but this is just funky enough that I sort of think it’s OK.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    love the interior, but that exterior makes me wanna puke

  • Looks like Dacia Duster from the front ,)))

  • KareKakk

    Might as well call it the C3 XL…

  • Six_Tymes

    Obviously they toned it down from the great looking concept, playing it safe I suppose.

    • Mill0048

      Even though French have a limit I suppose.

  • Dennis Scipio

    I love the interior.

  • Six_Tymes

    looks good in red

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Missed the mark!

  • Benjamin B.

    I really like this design. Very handsome crossover.

  • fabri99

    I think Citroèn is going a little to wild with their design language.

  • Matthijs

    I want to like it but I actually just thinks it looks fat and childish. I’d rather have the 3008 (looks even better irl)

  • I’d be interested to see what they do with the new C5 after seeing this. Assuming they’ll share some design cues given they share the name, I don’t see how it will fit with the respective target markets. This C% Aircross is a funky weekend car and the C5 is a traditionally more conservative rep’s car

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