The Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid concept looks almost production ready and will go on sale in the European markets by the year 2020
Citroen is definitely not a new name in the automotive scene and like every year, they have showcased quite an interesting concept at the 2018 Paris Motor show. Called the Citroën C5 Aircross concept this is actually a plug-in hybrid version of the standard C5 Aircross SUV.
The best thing is that the hybrid SUV looks almost production ready and will be hitting the International market in the year 2020. The C5 Aircross Hybrid concept also happens to be the auto manufacturer’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle. The French carmaker also has revealed that they are planning to introduce a new “Low Emission Vehicle” every year from 2020 onward.
For those who don’t know or are not aware, the standard C5 Aircross is quite an interesting SUV which is offered with a wide array of color and customization option. The SUV currently uses three diesel and a petrol engine which belongs to Citroen ICE engine family while the plug-in hybrid variant will be joining soon.
According to the report, the new PHEV variant will be generating an impressive combined power output of 222 hp. The engine will be paired to an EAT8 eight-speed automatic gearbox which optimizes gear shifting and also has a “Brake” mode to slow the vehicle down without using the brake pedal (just like what you find in Tesla).
The battery pack has been mounted on the floor below the passenger compartment which does not affect the handling of the vehicle. The battery takes approximately two hours to fully charge with a 32 amp wall socket. The SUV will be able to cover 50 kilometers in all-electric mode and can even travel up to speeds of 133 kph.
The vehicle has different driving modes including ZEV, Hybrid or Sport which can be selected with the help of a selector available within easy reach of the driver on the center console.
The new Citroen C5 Aircross hybrid SUV looks almost production ready and as we said will go on sale in the markets of Europe towards the end of 2019 or early 2020. With the introduction of the new hybrid SUV Citroen has inched closer to their goal of including hybrid, PHEV, or all-electric versions to 80 percent of the brand’s product lineup by the year 2023 and 100 percent by the year 2025.
Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid Concept Image Gallery