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Tom Grünweg

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Monday, 26.11.2018
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The first impression: smile, Please! While other SUV put beads on sharp edges and thick Plastic, looks charming, the Citroën C5 Aircross in all of the ruggedness and facing.

Says the manufacturer: think of the Citroën brand’s boss, Linda Jackson, Citroën in the past few years, virtually re-invented. Because the French manufacturer has changed the vehicle’s range of classic compact cars and sedans is largely adopted. As a final point of this development of the C5 Aircross, the new identity in the important SUV-represent the Segment for Citroën values such as Design, comfort and variability should be coming now. As the new flagship of the brand, the car was also important for citroën’s international growth, says Linda Jackson and reported by 92 countries, in which the C5 Aircross will go soon.

The we noticed: The C5 Aircross tried it the easy way. This is true not only for the Design but more for the driving feel. Since Citroën until the butter is soft-sprung 2CV, better known as the duck, and then the hydro-pneumatic suspension of the legendary DS has developed, the car brand for cloud-soft comfort. This reputation of the new C5 Aircross.

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Autograph Citroën C5 Aircross:
SUV with the fabric softener factor

Who wants to cut through curves and in the case of an SUV with the emphasis on the ” S ” stands for Sport, which is operated with a VW Tiguan. The drives binding and more precise. But if you want to relaxed and not a few bumps, the Tour ruin, the the chassis for Citroën. Instead of a mechanical stop for the springs and dampers, the Citroën engineers use a hydraulic and flexible solution: a light-pressure springs and dampers do all the work, however, the hydraulic stops allow for greater wheel travel. Grows in the ground waves of pressure or shock to the discharge holes, the hydraulic stop, the energy from the springs and dampers fully and absorbed it and the hassle of the return binds to the springs. The result is a loose-casual handling, even on bad roads. It feels roughly as if you had to drink for lunch, a glass of Bordeaux.

The driving comfort on the one hand to the charm offensive of Citroën. On the other hand, the managers do not know that such soft factors alone in this crowded Segment score enough. Therefore, the C5 wants to convince Aircross with a few hard facts, and the competition in terms of variability and space cut out. The key to this is the rear Bank, which is not like most of the other SUV from one or two Parts, but three individual seats. You are familiar with any of the Vans. The individual seats of the C5 Aircross, you can individually move, incline or fold. Thus, a compromise between legroom and trunk capacity can be in any Situation to arrange, with the scope ranging from 580 to 1630 litres of load volume and significantly larger than most of its competitors.

Take a look in the interior of the Citroen C5 Aircross – with our 360-degree photo:

The need to know: Order the C5 Aircross for a few weeks, at the mercy of he from the beginning of February. The prices start at 23.290 Euro, and you have the choice between two Diesel and petrol engines. The self-igniter to afford 131 or 177 HP, diesel 131 or 181 HP. The standard consumption values of the individual variants are between 4.0 and 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres driving distance.

Particularly proud of the Citroën people on the equipment of the C5 Aircross, the knowing as a new flagship almost everything that has to offer the brand to technology to. The assistance package with lane-keeping aid and adaptive cruise control and ends at the camera in the interior mirror. You continuously films the view of the driver, you can share it with one click as a photo or Video in the social networks. And if it should come to a Crash, the image recording like a dash Cam and records the accident automatically.

We will not forget: The seats in the first row, the wider and softer than in any other SUV of this class and rather for a living room made for a car. Not least because they were padded with a 15 mm thick layer of additional foam. Clearly, the claim by the cuddly-SUV barely.

Vehicle registration certificate


C5 Aircross Blue HDI 180


Four-Cylinder Turbodiesel Direct Injection Engine

Eight-Speed Automatic


1.997 ccm

177 HP (130 kW)

400 Nm

From 0 to 100:
8,6 s

Maximum speed:
211 km/h

Consumption (ECE):

CO2 emissions:
124 g/km

580 litre

1.630 litre

1.615 kg

4500 / 1859 / 1688

32.890 GBP

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