Test drive Citroen C5 Aircross.
In the popular segment C-SUV to a new player – crossover Citroen C5 Aircross. We had the opportunity to test the newcomer, which will challenge the Ford Kuga, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai.
Avant-garde design Citroen C5 Aircross may like it or not, but definitely does not go unnoticed in traffic. Split optics (fully diode in the test car), a big logo of the brand on the nose and the curved roof line immediately draw attention to C5 Aircross. It should also be noted that for its size crossover SUV has a large wheelbase – 2730 mm.
In addition, buyers are given ample opportunities to personalize the car. You can choose the color of the roof rails and rack inserts in plastic Airbump pads.
The interior is also quite unusual – skin diluted cloth. Immediately noteworthy is the unusual curved selector automatic. The readings are displayed and its configuration can be changed – for example to map satellite navigation.
Large 8-inch touchscreen has features Apple CarpLay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. There is wireless charging for the smartphone. Another interesting option – the DVR ConnectedCAM who writes video in format FullHD.
Version Shine the driver’s seat equipped with electric drive. There are heated seats, but in our car there is also an optional massage. It should be noted high land and good visibility in all directions. The chair is very soft and comfortable.
On the second row space is sufficient for adults of average height. The feature of the Citroen C5 Aircross – three individual rear seat with horizontal adjustment. Depending on their situation, the volume of the trunk varies between 550-690 l, and if you fold the seats, it will grow up to 1600 L. the tailgate can be augmented by actuator and sensor discovery (responds to a foot movement below the bumper).
The top variant of the Shine is quite well equipped for its price: Keyless entry, and rain and light sensors, dual-zone climate control, Parking sensors, rear view camera. In addition, such crossover Citroen has got a wide range of active safety systems: the technology of automatic braking, hold in the lane, traffic sign recognition, monitoring of “blind” zones. By the way, nipped Ukrainian markup the car sees – checked.
New Citroen C5 Aircross in Ukraine offered with a 1.6-liter 165-strong petrol turbo engine and a turbodiesel capacity of 1.5 liters (130 HP) and 2.0 liter (180 HP). We tested the most powerful two-litre version. Diesel is very torquey – 400 N∙m of torque available from 2000 Rev/min. Inside, he heard far less than outside – impact laminated glass and good insulation of the engine compartment.
Crossover Citroen passport starts to hundreds for 9.4 with and develops 211 km/h. Claimed fuel consumption is 6.8 l/100 km in the urban cycle and 6.1 l/100 km in the country. The new 8-speed automatic is well tuned and the gears are changed almost imperceptibly.
While all Citroen C5 Aircross in Ukraine, front-wheel drive (all-wheel-drive is a rechargeable hybrid, which will probably bring us in 2020). To improve traction out of asphalt technology called Grip control with modes for sand, mud and snow. There is help in the descent from the mountain.
Feature crossover – suspension with hydraulic stops Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, designed to make riding more comfortable. Citroen C5 Aircross really soft, although speed bumps still felt tangible tremors. The wheel is very light, but not the most informative.
New Citroen C5 Aircross in Ukraine is from 703 100 hryvnia. Version Shine with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel will cost 853 400 hryvnia.
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