Citroen C5 Aircross To Arrive In Europe On May 24

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

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  • fabri99

    Very quirky, but in a good way. Citroèn is bringing some fresh air in car design and recently prices seem to be very competitive (the Peugeot Group is trying to make Citroèn cheaper to leave space for DS, and at the same time to move Peugeot upmarket), so I expect it to be a success, provided that it gets a good range of engines and that they don’t save to much on overall quality.

  • Six_Tymes

    This looks very good, gone are the quirky styling, yet they kept the uniqueness. Nicely done!

    In a world when a lot of cars and SUV details look the same, its great to see real designers at work, and not just copying each other.

  • Ron

    I just got back from a holiday in France and Switzerland. Due to the rail strike we had to drive across the countries in a new Peugeot 4008 which was fantastic. French cars have come a long way and the new models from both Peugeot and Citroen are really sharp. I just wish they were sold here in America.

    PS – Let me just say, Europeans are FAR better drivers than Americans. You properly use the left to overtake and not as a cruising lane, your truckers don’t barrel down the highway at uncontrollable speeds faster than the cars and I never once saw a driver using a cell phone, not once. Just makes driving here all the more painful when you see how it could be.

    • Sébastien

      ‘new’ 4008 ? You’re sure
      Most likely 3008 or 5008

    • you mean 3008 or 5008?

      • Rick Maverick

        The 4008 isn’t ‘crap’.

  • Jason Panamera

    Interior is similar to China’s only C6.

  • WalthamDan

    The C5 is a looker. Almost has a mini-GMC Acadia vibe in the profile.

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