Citroen has taken the wraps off a stylish new SUV called the C5 Aircross.
A successor to the smaller C4 Aircross from 2013 the new five seater is under consideration for local release.
Aircross shares a platform with the recently released Peugeot 5008 and boasts unrivalled modularity, with three individual sliding, folding and inclining rear seats and best-in-class boot capacity from 580 to 720 litres.
Equipped with Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension and Advanced Comfort seats, it offers a new and typically Citroën travelling experience.
Like the Cactus it also features Citroen’s controversial Airbump body accents — those funny Lego looking embellishments fixed to the side.
Aircross is equipped with an impressive 20 driver assistance systems including Highway Driver Assist, level-two autonomous driving system and Grip Control with Hill Assist Descent for the rough stuff — and a surprising 230mm of ground clearance.
It also comes with six connectivity technologies, including wireless smartphone charging.
Produced in France at the Rennes-La Janais site, C5 Aircross will be the first Citroën to be offered as a plug-in hybrid at the end of 2019.
Citroen is responding to customers who do not want to forfeit practicality for image anymore, by moving into the SUV segment.
Like the company’s other recent offerings, C5 Aircross has a broad range of customisation features.
Some 30 combinations are available outside, with seven body colours, a black two-tone roof offering and three color packs comprising coloured inserts on the front bumper, the Airbump on the lower part of the front doors, and the roof bars.
It also comes with five interior ambiances, whose matching colours and materials afford clarity and warmth in a trendy and premium “casual chic” style.