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Brand New Citroën C5 Aircross 1.2 PureTech 130 Flair 5dr EAT8

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Only £30,825
£379 initial rental
£379 per month

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" customisable TFT instrument displayActive blind spot monitoring system
Active lane departure warning systemBluetooth telephone facility
Central 8" capacitive touch screenCitroen connect box emergency assist system
Citroen connect Nav with connect boxCitroen connected CAM
Coffee Break AlertEco+ mode
Electric power steeringExterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Gear efficiency indicatorMirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
Multi function trip computerPark assist function with auto parallel and bay parking
Programmable cruise control and speed limiterRear parking sensors
Reversing camera displayed on the central screenSpeed limit recognition and recommendation
Traffic sign recognition and recommendation 

Entertainment

2 USB socketsAuxiliary input socket
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), AM/FM and MP3 compatible radio with two tweeters and four speakersVoice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features

Exterior Features

3D effect LED rear lightsAcoustic laminated windscreen with rain and brightness sensors
Auto dimming electrochrome rear view mirrorAutomatic headlight activation via windscreen mounted sensors
Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gearAutomatic windscreen wipers
Body colour door handlesC5 Aircross monogram on boot rear
Citroen logo and monogram on rearDark tinted rear windows and rear windscreen
Electric, heated and folding door mirrors with integrated LED indicator and kerb puddle lightFront fog lights with cornering function
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning systemGloss black finish on A and B pillar and aerodynamic trim
Guide me home headlight functionHalogen headlights
Halogen rear fog lightsHalogen rear number plate lights
Headlights left on audible warningHeated rear windscreen with integrated antenna
High level LED centre brake lightLED daytime running lights
LED front indicatorsLongitudinal roof bars
Matte black lower rear skirtMatte black rear bumper facia
Matte black side sill with anodised silver colour touchMatte black upper and lower grille
Matte black wheel arch extensionsOne touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protection
Painted front bumperPainted rear bumper
Roof coloured rear spoilerSatin chrome C signature
Satin chrome window surroundTwin exhaust effect trim

Interior Features

12V socket in boot12V socket in cabin
2 Central illuminated cup holders2 Position boot floor
2 way lumbar adjustment for driver2x Rear coat hooks
3 Independent full size rear seats with adjustable recline angle3x Grab handles retractable with damping
Advanced comfort seatsAir recirculation when reverse gear is engaged
Anti odour and pollen filterCentral front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
Dashboard open central storage compartmentDual zone automatic climate control
Electric driver seat adjustment (height, fore/aft and backrest angle)Fixing rings 4 in load compartment
Front + rear carpet matsFront door pockets store up to 1.5L bottle and A4 note pad
Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timerFront reading and welcome lights
Front seat back map pocketsHeight and reach adjustable leather steering wheel with 2 control zones
Hinged rear parcel shelfIsofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat
Leather effect interior door handlesLeather steering wheel with satin chrome inserts
Manual passenger seat adjustment (height, fore/aft and backrest angle)Multi function steering wheel
Open central storage area below touch screenOpen storage area next to gear selector
Rear centre console ventilation systemRear door pockets store up to 0.5L bottle
Rear passenger air ventsSatin chrome digital instrument panel and touchscreen trim
Satin chrome gear leverSatin chrome interior door handles
Seatbelt not fastened audible and visual alert for front seatsSeatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
Smooth opening flocked glove box with lightingStainless steel front Citroen embossed sill scuff plates

Packs

City camera pack - C5 Aircross 

Safety

2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
3x Rear three point retractable seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters in the outer rear seatsABS/EBD
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation functionCollision risk alert
Driver and front passenger side airbagDSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and ASR (Electronic Anti-skid System)
Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doorsElectronic parking brake
ESP including traction control and stability programmeFront and rear curtain airbags
Front three point retractable seatbelts height adjustable with pre tensioners and force limitersFront ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Hill start assistTwo tone horn
Tyre under inflation indicator 

Security

Alarm - perimetric and volumetric alarm with anti-lifting mechanismAutomatic door locking
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake applicationElectronic code immobiliser
Remote central locking + deadlocks 

Technical

Suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions 

Trim

Gloss black touch screen surround with integrated tactile buttons and chrome finisherLeather effect dashboard facia
Satin chrome air vent decorsSoft touch matte dashboard with grey insert
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.443CO2 (g/km)116
HC0.02Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.022Particles0.0008
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1199Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90.5
Engine CodeEB2ADTSEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min6.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max8.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min7.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min6.3WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max37.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min45.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max34.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min44.1WLTP - MPG - High - Max43.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Min52.9WLTP - MPG - Low - Max31.6
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min35.6WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max38.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min45 

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power130
Coin DescriptionPureTech 130Coin SeriesFlair
Generation Mark1NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %58NCAP Safety Assist %75
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)10.3
Engine Power - BHP131Engine Power - KW96
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT170Engine Torque - MKG23.5
Engine Torque - NM230Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed122 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1670Length4500
Wheelbase2730Width1859
Width (including mirrors)2099 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)53Gross Vehicle Weight1960
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1630Max. Loading Weight530
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked739Minimum Kerbweight1430
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.4
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

Citroen aims to deliver a more thoughtful, comfort-orientated take on the mid-sized SUV market with this stylish C5 Aircross model. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The C5 Aircross is, according to its maker, 'the most comfortable SUV on the market'. Quite a claim, given that this isn't a large, luxury crossover but is targeted at family buyers currently considering volume mid-sized models in this class like Nissan's Qashqai and SEAT's Ateca. Citroen may be rather late to this party but at least it's trying to bring something new.

Background

The legendary Citroen 2CV had a reputation for being able to comfortably traverse a ploughed field. That apart though, this French brand can't call on much customer recognition when it comes to vehicles cable of functioning off the beaten track. That has to change, given the current European obsession with SUVs and the company is depending on its Aircross range of models to convince customers of its crossover credibility. The first signs in this regard have been promising for the Gallic maker. The little C3 Aircross, launched in Summer 2017, has sold well in the small supermini-derived SUV sector. This family hatch-based C5 Aircross will be equally important. Citroen's Head of Product Xavier Peugeot says it brings 'an all-new level of overall comfort' to the segment and there's now a plug-in Hybrid version too.

Driving Experience

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 Engine-wise, C5 Aircross are offered four engines, a couple of petrols and a couple of diesels. The petrols are Citroen's PureTech 130 and 180 units, the former offered with an 8-speed automatic option that's mandatory for the '180' petrol model. You can also ask your dealer about a petrol/electric Hybrid version, which combines the PureTech 180 engine and EAT8 auto gearbox with an 80kW electric motor, delivering 225hp of accumulated power and instantly available torque of 320Nm, plus an electrified WLTP-rated driving range of up to 31 miles. The diesels are of the usual BlueHDi variety, with the 130hp version offered with manual or EAT8 auto form and the 180hp variant only as an EAT8 auto. There's no 4WD system offered, but buyers do get 'Grip Control with Hill Descent Assist', for extra front-driven traction in slippery conditions. There's also Hill Start Assist, to help you starting off up steep slopes. And Trailer Stability Control, to reduce trailer sway if you're towing. That's about as much as most likely buyers will ever need.

Design and Build

Citroen's Head of Styling Alexandre Malval describes this as an 'assertive design'. It certainly makes more of a visual statement than the last mid-sized SUV that Citroen sold, the Mitsubishi Outlander-derived C-Crosser model. The C5 Aircross is far more of an in-house effort, sharing the same EMP2 platform as the PSA Group's other mid-sized SUVs, the Peugeot 3008 and the DS 7 Crossback. It's 4.5m long and 1.84m wide with a 2.73m wheelbase, so is a touch bigger than cheaper cars in this class like Nissan's Qasqai and SEAT's Ateca. The brand's signature 'Air Bumps' make an appearance just above the lower side sills, but they're toned down here, just as they are in the latest C4 Cactus. Inside, that lengthy wheelbase translates into a cabin that feels significantly larger than that of most models in this class. Few competitors can match this C5 Aircross model's luggage capacity either, rated at 580-720-litres, depending on the position of the sliding second row bench. With that bench folded, there's 1,630-litres of luggage room. Noise touches include an active air quality system that uses an air-purifying carbon filter. Up-front, Citroen fans will note a retro touch in the form of the rolling speedometer, similar to that used on the old 1980's-era Citroen BX, incorporated as part of the instrumentation's 12.3-inch digital display.

Market and Model

Expect pricing fractionally above this car's cousin, the Peugeot 3008. Which means a £24,500-£33,000 bracket, spread across 'Feel', 'Flair' and 'Flair Plus' trim levels. The interior can be personalised with three ambiance packs - 'Standard', 'Metropolitan Grey' and 'Hype Brown'. There are also seven body colours, all of which can be combined with a black roof. There are three Colour Packs too, adding contrast-colour elements around the bodywork and subtly underlining the Airbump panels on the lower part of the front doors, the front bumper and the roof bars. Buyers choose between four alloy wheel designs too. Buyers can specify 'big car' features like a 360-degree camera system and a 'Park assist' set-up, plus you can of course add in things like keyless entry and a reversing camera. Camera-driven safety kit includes 'Active Safety Brake' autonomous braking, an 'Active Lane Departure Warning System', 'Active Lane-Keeping assist', 'Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go', 'Collision Risk Alert', 'Coffee Break Alert', 'Driver Attention Alert', 'Traffic Sign Recognition', 'Highway Driver Assist' and 'Intelligent Beam Headlights'.

Cost of Ownership

Citroen's BlueHDi diesel engines have already proved themselves to be efficient and frugal in the brand's other models and that's carried forward here. As part of a re-homologation process, selected BlueHDi diesel engines in the C5 Aircross SUV range benefit from significant CO2 reductions. All 1.5L BlueHDi 130 S&S manual versions see a 3g/km decrease, from 108g/km to 105g/km, whilst the 1.5L BlueHDi 130 S&S EAT8 automatic versions see an even greater reduction of 5g/km, from 105g/km to 100g/km. Fuel economy-wise, the BlueHDi 130 variant that'll probably be the most popular choice manages around 65mpg on the combined cycle. Even if you go for the PureTech 130 petrol variant, you'll still be getting well over 55mpg. To do better, you'll need the plug-in petrol/electric Hybrid version. This is WLTP-rated at 166mpg, with NEDC emissions of just 39g/km; and there's up to 31 miles of WLTP rated electrified driving range if you keep it fully charged. Impressive engine technology also plays its part in this strong efficiency showing. The PureTech petrol models benefit from a 30% reduction in mechanical losses that are due to friction. While the PSA Group's BlueHDi diesel technology is based around a clever three-step after-treatment system designed to better eliminate the four nasty pollutants that diesel units usually put out - namely unburnt hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particulates. Another thing that could help you keep garage costs in check is the affordable three year servicing plan that's available at point of purchase. Finally, there's the usual Citroen three year / 60,000 mile warranty.

Summary

In an SUV market as crowded as this one, any mainstream product simply has to bring something different to the table. Fortunately, this C5 Aircross can, its progressive hydraulic cushion suspension delivering a noticeable ride quality advantage over obvious rivals. Some of these handle better, but we think the way that this Citroen cruises over bumps and tarmac tears will be of more interest to likely family buyers. It'll still remain quite a rare sight on our roads, though the addition of plug-in technology may get this car back on to the radar of likely buyers in the mid-sized family crossover segment. Anyway, it's refreshing to see this Gallic brand getting back to what it does best. This car stands out as a result. As it very much needs to.

Performance
60%
Handling
60%
Comfort
90%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
60%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Initial Rental£379
Term (months)41
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