Citroen C5 Aircross SUV received a second and substantial price increase within one year of its launch. Citroen India confirmed that prices for its maiden offering in India will go up by as much as three percent, or more than Rs 90,000. This is effective from January 2022. This second price hike was caused by an increase in commodities and ocean freight costs.
The Citroen C5 Aircross, which was introduced in India this April, started at Rs 29.90 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base ‘Feel’ version and at Rs 31.90 crore for the fully loaded ‘Shine’ model. Citroen updated prices in November. The Citroen C5 Aircross feel now costs Rs 31.30 crore (with the dual-tone version at Rs 31.80 million), while the Citroen C5 Aircross shine is at Rs 32.80 lacs (all prices, ex-showroom). This makes it about Rs 90,000.
This second price hike puts the Citroen C5 Aircross in direct competition with full-size three-row ladder-frame SUVs, which are significantly larger and have more interior space and road presence. The C5 Aircross will be the most expensive option in its category.
The Citroen C5 Aircross, a five-seat SUV is about the same size and shape as the Hyundai Tucson. It measures 4,500mm in length, 1,969mm in width, and 1,710mm high with a 2,730mm wheelbase.
The Citroen C5 Aircross Shine, the top-spec Citroen C5 Aircross Shine, features dual-zone auto climate control and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, a panoramic sunroof and a 12.3-inch digital instruments display. It also has an air purifier, hands-free tailgate operation, connected car tech, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity. The Feel version has most of the Shine’s features but has halogen headlights. It also misses the panoramic sunroof and mood lighting, as well as the hands-free tailgate operation.
Safety kit includes side, curtain, and front airbags, electronic stability controller, reverse camera, disc brakes on all four wheels, blind-spot monitoring, an electronic park brake, and active parking assist. Citroen also fitted the C5 Aircross’s front windows with double-glazed glass to lower NVH levels.
The Citroen C5 Aircross’ 2.0-litre turbo-diesel motor produces 177 horsepower and 400 Nm torque. It is paired with an eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. To help the C5 navigate rough terrain, there are also drive modes and a grip control system.
The rivals to the Citroen C5 Aircross are the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson. An introductory price of Rs 31.99 million has been announced for the five-seat Volkswagen Tiguan facelift. The all-new Citroen HTML3 hatchback will be India’s first mass-market model in 2022.