Citroen drives in its SUV late, however it’s definitely worth the wait, says Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com.
The maiden providing from the French automaker Citroën has lastly been launched in India, after a lot delay because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Citroën’s first Indian providing is a 5-seater ultra-comfortable SUV named the ‘Citroën C5 Aircross’. Comfort Class SUV is what the French carmaker is terming it as.
And rightly so.
See the outside video of the Citroën C5 Aircross beneath until the top the place, as the corporate states, the trip is like ‘The flying Carpet Effect’.
The SUV has been launched in India in three variants beginning with the bottom mannequin known as ‘Feel (Mono-Tone)’ at an introductory worth of INR 29,90,000.
The 2nd variant is the Feel (Bi-Tone) launched at Rs 30,40,000, and the third top-end variant is the Shine which is obtainable in each the Mono-Tone and Bi-Tone end for Rs 31,90,000 ex-showroom.
IMAGE: The comfortable plush black interiors of the C5 Aircross is a category aside. Photograph: Citroen
Available in seven exterior combos of 4 physique colors — Pearl White, Cumulus Grey, Tijuca Blue and Perla Nera Black — additionally on supply is an elective black roof.
The C5 Aircross is straightforward to match to your private desire with a mixture of these colors and with the black roof.
The SUV additionally boasts of superior consolation seats which make the interiors really feel extra like a recent lounge.
IMAGE: Ample legroom within the rear individually adjustable seats are simply one of many strengths of the C5 Aircross. Photograph: Citroen
The New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV, despite the fact that not provided in a 4×4 variant, comes with Grip Control®, which supplies safe traction in all circumstances. It has 5 modes — Standard (ESC), Snow, All-Terrain (Mud, Damp Grass, and so forth.), Sand and Traction Control Off — that you would be able to choose immediately utilizing a dial on the centre console making it have considerably of a metropolis SUV attribute.
IMAGE: The C5 Aircross provides a beneficiant boot house of 580 Litres, and when the rear seats are within the ahead place this house goes as much as 720 litres. But fold the rear seats and also you get a whopping 1630 Litres of house! Photograph: Citroen
Under the hood of the SUV is one of many newest and best diesel engines mated to an 8-speed automated gearbox delivering 177 PS of energy and 400 Nm of torque.
Also current is a stop-start operate which is designed for elevated gas effectivity and environmental consciousness.
The SUV is full of numerous security and luxury options just like the Hill Descent Assist characteristic, which works in each, ahead and reverse gears in addition to in impartial. We will discover it extra after we do an intensive check drive of the car.
And final and most necessary characteristic is the guarantee.. The customary car guarantee on the Citroen C5 Aircross is for 3 years or 1,00,000 km (whichever is earlier) they usually additionally supply 24×7 roadside help, promising a very comfortable expertise.