Order books open for Citroën C5 Aircross plug-in hybrid
Citroën’s first plug-in hybrid – the C5 Aircross Hybrid – has gone on sale in the UK, bringing CO2 of 32-33g/km and an electric-only range of up to 34 miles.
Starting first deliveries from around July, the C5 Aircross Hybrid spearheads the brand’s electrification plans, which will see all Citroën models offered with either a battery electric (BEV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant, in addition to internal combustion engines (ICE), by 2025.
The C5 Aircross Hybrid teams up a PureTech 180 Stop & Start petrol engine and an 80kW electric motor, combined with a new ë-EAT8 automatic gearbox, bringing a total 225hp along with a maximum WLTP combined 168mpg.
Citroën has cherry picked the two most popular C5 Aircross trims – ‘Flair’ and ‘Flair Plus’ – for the Hybrid version, which is priced from £35,340 OTR. Standard equipment includes Connect Nav with three-year subscription to TomTom Live Traffic, active blind spot monitoring, active lane keeping assist, active safety brake, front and rear parking sensors and a 180-degree colour reversing camera. Flair Plus also adds in a half-leather interior, an electric driver’s seat, a motorised hands-free tailgate, active cruise control and 19-inch bi-tone alloy wheels.
The 13.2kWh lithium ion battery is covered by an eight-year / 100,000 mile warranty to guarantee up to 70% of its charge capacity, and can be charged in less than two hours thanks to the standard 7kW on board charger. Charging can also be carried out via a domestic plug socket in six hours, if an additional cable is purchased. Drivers can make use of the e-Remote Control service available in the MyCitroën app to manage charging, including monitoring progress, while the charging flap also features a colour code to visually track the charging process.
Drivers also get a six-month free subscription (normally worth £7.85 per month) to the Polar service.