Groupe PSA had revealed again in 2016, it’ll make a comeback to the Indian market. Three years on the French carmaker’s plans are actually bearing fruit – its plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu has begun producing engines and transmissions for the model, and its SUVs have been spied testing within the nation. Whereas the primary mannequin to be noticed in India not too long ago was the DS7 Crossback SUV, the second mannequin from the French automotive maker to be seen testing on Indian roads is the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV. However what does this sighting imply for our market?
Citroen C5 Aircross: Exterior
An excellent trying city SUV, the C5 Aircross sports activities a cut up headlamp setup on the entrance, brief overhangs on the entrance and rear, and sometimes chunky SUV-like styling. The excessive bonnet line and sweeping grille do lend it presence on the street. Nonetheless the front-end might polarise potential clients.
Citroen C5 Aircross: Dimensions
Measuring four,500mm in size, 1,840mm in width, 1,670mm in peak and a couple of,730mm in wheelbase size, the Citroen in 25mm longer and 10mm taller than Hyundai Tucson, and has a wheelbase that’s 60mm longer. It sits quite excessive up too, with a 230mm floor clearance. Primarily based on the identical Groupe PSA EMP2 platform that underpins the DS7 SUV, the C5 Aircross it’s almost as massive general because the bigger SUV.
Citroen C5 Aircross: Inside
A cool, fashionable trying two-tone dashboard is the centre piece of the C5 Aircross’s cabin, replete with cut up air-con vents that look distinctive. There are many options on provide too with the SUV together with security equipment like a number of airbags, blind spot help, sensible headlamps with an auto excessive beam characteristic, consideration help, cross-traffic detection and hill-hold help, amongst others. The interiors additionally characteristic an Eight.Zero-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an computerized AC, steering-mounted buttons and a digital instrument binnacle.
Citroen C5 Aircross: Engine particulars
In worldwide markets, Citroen provides the C5 Aircross with a petroleum motor and two diesel engine choices – a 130hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol, a 130hp, 1.5-litre turbo-diesel and a 180hp, 2.Zero-litre turbo-diesel. Transmission choices embrace a 6-speed guide and an Eight-speed torque convertor computerized. Whereas not one of the engines include the choice of all-wheel-drive, the C5 Aircross does have Grip Management, which is a characteristic that’s much like the terrain response mode discovered on the Tata Harrier, and hill-descent management.
An fascinating level to notice right here is that the Greenfield facility in Hosur (owned by PSA AVTEC Powertrain, which is a 50:50 joint-venture between Groupe PSA and AVTEC) already produces the 1.2-litre petrol and the two.Zero-litre diesel engines for export markets.
Citroen C5 Aircross: India launch
The truth that Groupe PSA’s vehicles will roll out of CK Birla’s Tiruvallur facility in Tamil Nadu and the C5 Aircross spied on our roads is registered in Tiruvallur means that there’s potential for an India launch. Nonetheless, the mannequin may additionally simply be a test-mule for a future automobile that’s headed to our shores or for the engines and transmissions which are made on the Hosur plant. Time will inform.