Citroen has been offering the new C5 Aircross in China ever since last fall, and now they’ll finally bring it to Europe later this week.
In a few posts made on social media, the French automaker is announcing the arrival of their new SUV in Europe, on May 24, at 6:00pm CET (12pm EST), while planning to go live nine hours earlier.
Based on the same underpinnings as the Peugeot 3008, 5008 and Opel Grandland X, the Citroen C5 Aircross is a compact SUV. It will take on vehicles such as the second-gen Nissan Qashqai and fifth-gen Toyota RAV4, and will be made in Rennes, France for the European market.
It’s still unknown whether the car firm has updated it in any way compared to the Chinese variant, but we already know what the latter looks like. We also know that it’s equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster inside, an 8-inch infotainment system, wireless smartphone charging and other functions.
In the People’s Republic, the Citroen C5 Aircross is offered with two petrol engines rated at 165hp and 200hp, respectively, married to a six-speed automatic transmission. The new C5 Aircross is also going to get a plug-in hybrid version, with e-AWD, which uses the latter mill with two electric motors for a combined output of 300hp.
Watch this space for more on one of Citroen’s major players in the SUV market.
Note: China’s Citroen C5 Aircross pictured