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2023 (23) Citroën C5 Aircross 1.6 Plug-in Hybrid Shine 5dr e-EAT8

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10" Touchscreen user interface with citroen connect nav, voice commands, Bluetooth handsfree and audio streaming12.3" digital instrument cluster with customisable zones and colour schemes
Citroen connect box emergency assist systemCitroen connect play featuring android auto and apple carPlay
e-Toggle automatic gearbox selectorElectric power steering
Multi function trip computer 


7 kW onboard chargerAdvanced comfort suspension
Type 2 Mode 3 charging cable (length 6m) for use with a charging point 


Auxiliary input socketFM and DAB digital radio, 6 speakers
Polyphonic soundsUSB A socket (charge only) on rear part of central console

Exterior Features

3rd brake lightAcoustic laminated front side windows
Acoustic laminated windscreen with rain and brightness sensorsAutomatic headlights with welcome and goodbye lighting
Body colour door handlesBody colour front bumper with air curtain, silver painted skid plate, and matt black lower section
Body colour rear bumperElectric heated and folding door mirrors with LED approach lighting and blind spot monitoring indicators
Electrochrome auto dimming interior rear view mirrorFront fog lights with static cornering function
Gloss black longitudinal roof barsGlossy black door mirrors
Glossy black structured grilleLED headlights with LED daytime running lights and visual signature
LED rear lights with visual signatureMagic wash automatic windscreen wipers with flat blades, variable speed depending on vehicle speed, and windscreen washers integrated into the wipers
Radio aerial integrated into rear windowRear side wing doors
Rear window wiper with intermittent facility, linked to reverse gearSequential electric front and rear side windows with anti pinch function
Stainless steel front door thresholdsStainless steel window finishers
Tinted row 1 windows and dark tinted row 2, C-Pillar and tailgate windows 

Interior Features

12V power outlet and 2x USB-A sockets (1x charge+data, 1x charge only) on front part of central console12V socket in boot
3 point ISOFIX mountings on front passenger and rear outer seats4 way adjustable steering column
6-way electric adjust driver seatAdjustable headrests (2 in front, 3 in rear)
Advanced comfort seatsAluminium pedals and foot rest
Automatic bi-zone air conditioning with active carbon filter and air quality system, plus controllable row 2 air diffuserBoot light
Central storage box with opening central armrest and interior lightingDashboard storage area to right of driver,open storage at front of central console,glovebox with smooth opening and lighting
Fixed boot floor with butterfly openingFront + rear carpet mats
Front door storage can hold 1.5 litre bottle and A4 size documents, B-pillar coat hooks,rear door storage,central storage under armrestManual driver lumbar adjustment
Manual front passenger seat adjustment (height, slide, backrest angle)Map pockets in rear of front seats
Multi function leather steering wheel with two command blocksSingle front passenger seat
Storage compartment for charging cable under boot floorThree individual sliding seats with adjustable backrest and near flat floor function
Two open cupholders with LED lighting in central consoleUrban leather effect cloth/Alcantara upholstery with black ambience


City camera pack with front and rear parking sensors - C5 AircrossDrive assist pack - C5 Aircross
LED interior lighting - - C5 Aircross 

Passive Safety

3 rear 3-point seatbelts (outer seats featuring force limiters)ABS/EBD
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation functionCollision risk alert
Driver and front passenger side airbagsDSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and ASR (Electronic Anti-skid System)
Electronic parking brakeESP including traction control and stability programme
Front seat belts with double pretensioning, force limiters and height adjustment (driver and passenger)Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Head curtain airbags covering rows 1 and 2 (left and right)Hill start assist
Manual child lock in second rowSeatbelt unfastened audible alert
Two tone hornTyre under inflation indicator


Anti theft alarm with perimetric and volumetric protection, plus tilt sensorAnti theft locking wheel nuts
Automatic door and tailgate locking with automatic unlocking in case of collisionAutomatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Electronic code immobiliserKeyless entry and start
Remote central locking + deadlocks 


Compressor with puncture repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh13.2
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)110Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW7Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationLeft Side RearCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
Maximum Charging Rate - kW7Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City77
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - TEH60WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - TEL77
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb66WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH53
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL66WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City48
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - TEH37WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - TEL48
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb41WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH33
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL41 

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEH176WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEL156
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEH194WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEL169
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEH154WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEL134
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEH209WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEL197
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEH156WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEL139
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb29WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH41
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL29 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)77
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.8Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEH7.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEL6.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH8.6WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL7.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEH6.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEL5.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEH9.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEL8.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEH6.9WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEL6.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEH36.3WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEL40.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEH33WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEL37.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEH41.3WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEL47.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEH30.6WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEL32.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEH40.8WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEL45.9
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH1.8WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL1.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH157.2WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL222.3


Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power225Coin DescriptionPlug-in Hybrid
Coin SeriesShineGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728EStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)8.7Engine Power - BHP224
Engine Power - KW165Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT266Engine Torque - MKG36.8
Engine Torque - NM360Top Speed140

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/55 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/55 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StylePULSARWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2099 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)43Gross Vehicle Weight2310
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1510Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)600
Max. Loading Weight540Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1770No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Citroen C5 Aircross Plug-in Hybrid

Citroen's C5 Aircross Plug-in Hybrid delivers a thoughtful, comfort-orientated take on the mid-sized SUV plug-in market. Jonathan Crouch drives the improved version.

Ten Second Review

The Stellantis Group conglomerate is busy electrifying all its mid-sized SUVs and for some time, the Citroen C5 Aircross has had that tech too. Now that Plug-in Hybrid variant offers it with somewhat smarter packaging. As before, it's a front-driven package and like its group stablemates, it can be recharged from a home wallbox in under 2 hours. Fully replenished, it offers a decent full-electric driving range - now EAER-certified at up to 41 miles. Like all C5 Aircross variants, this one majors on comfort, courtesy of the brand's 'Progressive Hydraulic Cushion' set-up.


The C5 Aircross, launched in 2018, has sold steadily in the mid-sized 5-seat part of the SUV sector but needed a few more headlines. The introduction of this plug-in hybrid variant in 2019 provided a few of those, this variant incorporating a cutting-edge electrified powertrain. Citroen tried to build this into the car without compromising its other comfort-orientated attributes and, as usual with the brand, there's a strong emphasis on value and innovative design. Since this PHEV derivative's original launch though, lots of other Plug-in C-segment SUV crossover models have arrived in the segment, hence the need for this updated version with its smarter looks and classier cabin. As before, this won't be the first car you'll have thought of if you happen to be looking for a mid-sized plug-in SUV, but it might well be worth including on your wish list.

Driving Experience

As before, this electrified variant comes with a powerful and adaptable front-driven-only powertrain which sees a PureTech 180 Stop & Start petrol engine and an 80kW electric motor combining with a specially designed e-EAT8 automatic gearbox, to offer the equivalent of up to 225hp. At the wheel, you get three driving modes, with the one you'll be using most of the time being the 'Hybrid' setting that chooses the best mix of electric and petrol propulsion to suit the driving style whilst optimising efficiency. The alternative settings are either 'Sport' (where the car combines the power of the electric and petrol motors to offer livelier performance). And 'Electric' (where the car uses only the battery-powered electric motor, resulting in an ultra-quiet and smooth drive with zero exhaust emissions, offering an EAER-rated range of up to 41 miles from the 14.2kWh battery. Otherwise, things are very much as they would be in any other C5 Aircross. This car's key differentiating point is the way it glides over bumps. That ability comes courtesy of its Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension system. This two-stage set-up features a couple of hydraulic stops on each side of the car, one for compression, the other for rebound. For major uneven ground impacts, the hydraulic stops work with the springs and shock absorbers to avoid jerky movements and unpleasant bouncing. Thicker softer seat padding also embellishes the impression of comfort. And double-laminated front windows and engine bay soundproofing play their part in reducing cabin noise.

Design and Build

There's very little to visually give away the fact that this variant is a hybrid, apart from 'Hybrid' badging on the front wings and the tailgate. This revised model borrows some of the styling cues of the brand's executive C5 X as part of a refreshed exterior design, with a more vertical and modern front end that's brought sleeker aerodynamics. The front grille's been restyled and there's a revised version of the iconic Citroen logo, now seemingly detached from the daytime running lights, with chevrons that appear in black lacquer in a chrome setting, this now standing out more overtly against the central grille. Around the car, extra glossy or anodised detailing has been added - in colours such as Glossy Black and Dark Chrome, all of it intended to demonstrate the model's more up-market positioning. Inside, front seat occupants get the brand's unique 'Advanced Comfort' seat design, which features a core of high-density foam and an additional 15mm top layer of textured foam to ensure maximum comfort and support for the driver and passengers. There's a 12.3-inch digital driver's display and a revised 10-inch high-definition touchscreen that's been positioned higher up on the dashboard to reduce stress by ensuring the driver keeps their eyes on the road. Nice touches include an active air quality system that uses an air-purifying carbon filter. As before, this Gallic SUV's lengthy wheelbase translates into a cabin that feels significantly larger than that of most models in this class. In the rear, the car continues to feature three individual, same-width seats that slide, recline and fold flat. Not only does this mean that everyone on-board enjoys an exceptional level of comfort no matter where they sit, but it also creates the numerous possibilities for configuring the interior space. Few PHEV competitors can match the size of this C5 Aircross model's luggage space area, the extent of which depends on the position of the sliding second row bench. The 460-litre capacity is 120-litres down on what you get in an ordinary C5 Aircross though, thanks to battery placement beneath the cargo area base.

Market and Model

The C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, priced from around £36,000, can be specified in two well-appointed trim levels, 'Max' and 'e-Series'. With 'Max', buyers enjoy the 'Drive Assist Pack' with Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Comfort Seats with Alcantara upholstery and Active Safety Brake with video and radar assistance, while the 'Urban Black' interior ambience brings an upmarket feel to the cabin. The 'e-Series' sits at the top of the range. It has been tailored specifically for the UK market and gains a 'Perla Nera Black' bi-tone roof with an exclusive Anodised Bronze Colour Pack. There is also an opening panoramic glass sunroof, wireless charging and a motorised tailgate with hands-free access. Safety-wise, there are a total of 19 driver-assistance systems available across the range, including Highway Driver Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Lane Departure Warning. Buyers can heavily personalise their C5 Aircross, creating a model that suits them perfectly, primarily through Colour Packs which add flourishes to the front air intakes and the side Airbump panels. Four Colour Packs are available: Glossy Black, Dark Chrome, Anodised Bronze and Energetic Blue. There's also a wide choice of body paint colours intended to complement the more assertive look: Polar White, Pearl White, Perla Nera Black, Platinum Grey, Cumulus Grey and a fresh shade, Eclipse Blue.

Cost of Ownership

The combined petrol engine and electric motor produces CO2 of 33g/km and fuel efficiency of up to 222.3mpg on a combined cycle, (all figures WLTP certified, dependent on version). The EAER-rated 41 mile driving range from the 14.2kWh battery means this PHEV can slot into the more affordable 8% BiK tax bracket. You'll need to fit a home charging 7kW wallbox to make the most of this car. Citroen partners with Pod Point to provide this and customers will be eligible for a £500 government OLEV grant towards installation. Once this is in place, you'll be able to recharge the car in under two hours. Using the 'MyCitroen' app, customers will be able to activate deferred charging (to take advantage of lower electricity tariffs) and Pre-conditioning (so the cabin can be cooled or warmed before entry to the vehicle). Every C5 Aircross comes with a three-year and 60,000-mile warranty. The first two years of that aren't subject to any mileage limits but the third year (which is taken care of by your local dealer) is limited to 60,000 miles. Insurance is group 26E for the 'Shine' and group 27E for the 'C-Series Edition'. And company drivers will be tempted by the fact that this PHEV sits in the 11% Benefit-in-Kind taxation bracket.


We're always happy to see a product that tries to bring something a little different to its market segment, which is why we rather like this C5 Aircross in its more standard forms. If you can find the significant price premium necessary to get this Plug-in Hybrid version, then there's also plenty to like here too, especially in this updated form. The electrified stats are very class-competitive amongst Crossovers of this type, but you could argue they'd be replicated by equivalent versions of the Peugeot 3008, the Vauxhall Grandland and the DS 7 which feature the same engineering. The 'Progressive Hydraulic Cushion' set-up of this Citroen though, gives this particular SUV something a little different - you really can feel an improvement in the way it eases over tarmac undulations. It's worth a test drive then - as a possible starting point to your electrified future.


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48 monthly payments of£541.80
Total amount payable£39,056.60
Fixed interest rate5.6%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£29,898
Credit amount£29,649
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.12p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£13,342
Term (months)48

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  • Citroen C5 Aircross - 1.6 Plug-in Hybrid Shine 5dr e-EAT8
  • SM23ZCL
  • GBP
  • 29898
  • 10 miles, Edinburgh Sighthill Citroën / DS