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Can Citroen put a modern spin on its quirky cars of the past?

Saturday 02/February/2019 - 07:21 PM
Sada El Balad
The Daily Mail

As it begins its centenary year celebrations، Citroen is launching its new flagship C5 Aircross sports utility vehicle on Monday. And I've been among the first to drive the smooth French five-seater family runaround on British roads.

The new C5 Aircross is the latest model in a refreshed range that aims to put the stress on comfort and design، and impart a feel-good factor to driver and occupants. So don't expect racetrack performance.
But what you do get is relaxed long-legged driving that is both intuitive and calming — just what you want if you are ferrying a family around.

Comfort is at the heart of the new C5 Aircross — from the extra padded seats to the advanced suspension designed to cushion occupants from the harshness of potholes and speed-bumps.

There are 19 separate driver-assist and braking technologies، including active lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring. Also available is grip control with hill-descent assist if you go off-road. Stop-Start technology helps save fuel and emissions.
There are three trim levels، starting with the Feel، priced from £23،225 to £26،325، the expected best-seller Flair، from £25،325 to £30،325، and Flair Plus، from £27،725 to £32،725.

These integrate with five engine and gearbox combinations from two petrol and two diesel models.

The PureTech petrol 130 is paired with a six-speed manual box، while the 180 version is linked to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel Blue HDi 130 is matched with both manual and 8-speed automatic gearboxes، while the BlueHDi 180 diesel has just the automatic version. A plug-in electric hybrid version of the C5 Aircross is to follow early next year.

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