Citroen has officially revealed C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid concept and the public debut will happen at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October
Citroen officially revealed C5 Aircross earlier this year with combustion engines and the company announced that they will expand the lineup in future. The French manufacturer has officially revealed C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid concept and the public debut will happen at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October.
Even though the company mention this as a concept model, it is actually very close to production form, but only few details are officially revealed. The battery pack is placed under the passenger compartment and the combined output of the Plug-In hybrid model is 222 hp and this engine is mated to new 8-speed automatic transmission.
The C5 Aircross PHEV can travel up to 50 km in full electric energy and the top speed in EV mode is 133 kph. The battery will take two hours to completely charge using a 32 Amp wall socket and the company hasn’t confirmed, whether it supports fast charging or not. The company plans to electrify its entire range by 2025.
Citroen hasn’t made any design changes for PHEV variant compared to the regular model except for badges. The quirky design theme of C5 Aircross has already made it popular among customers as the company has given a split design for headlamp and grille. The front bumper gets blue inserts instead of red colour on the regular model.
On the sides, C5 Aircross gets two air bumps in which one is finished in blue colour and the other one in black colour. The rear gets LED tail lamps and a new bumper with dual exhaust. The PHEV concept model is finished in white and green colour with new graphics. The company hasn’t made any changes to the interior.
Citroen is expected to carry over same features from the regular model like touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital instrument cluster, climate control, leather seats, cruise control, panoramic sunroof and more. We expect Citroen to introduce regular C5 Aircross in the near future when PSA makes market entry.