Citroën C5 Aircross Sport Adds Additional Flair To Australian Range

The facelifted Citroën C5 Aircross arrives in Australian showrooms this month, in a single, highly specified Sport variant.

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  • Offering unrivalled comfort and expressing greater strength and refinement, the refreshed C5 Aircross Sport launches in Australia.
  • C5 Aircross Sport introduces a new design language at the front, with curves giving way to more structured lines. This makeover of the front end gives a more vertical and modern face, a hi-tech and distinguished look.
  • The move upmarket in the smallest details is also illustrated by a three-dimensional light signature at the rear, new 19″ diamond-cut alloy wheel design in black finish, and the new design of the 10″ touchscreen and centre console reinforce the distinguished character of the passenger compartment.
  • As a benchmark for onboard comfort, C5 Aircross Sport emphasises its difference by offering Citroën Advanced Comfort® suspension, new Citroën Advanced Comfort® seats, unparalleled space and modularity and driver assistance technologies such as Highway Driver Assist, which helps to ensure that every journey, from the daily commute to long trips, becomes a serene and positive experience.

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With a Manufactures List Price of $54,990*, the C5 Aircross Sport offers customers an upgraded engine and transmission combination alongside additional features included as standard.

Kate Gillis, Managing Director Citroën Australia, said: “We are delighted to welcome the refreshed C5 Aircross Sport to our local range. We are confident C5 Aircross Sport will appeal to both existing and new Citroën customers in Australia who have a keen eye for style and French flair.

“Not only will the refreshed design cues turn heads, but the inclusion of Citroën’s signature Advanced Comfort philosophy certainly makes our latest SUV offering an attractive package for those wanting on-board peace of mind.”

The C5 Aircross Sport is powered by a 133kW 1.6L Turbo Petrol PureTech engine paired with the EAT8 or 8-speed Efficient Automatic Transmission, compared to the previous model’s 121kW engine and 6-speed automatic transmission.

In addition to the significant design upgrades, the C5 Aircross Sport now also features an upgraded 10″ touchscreen, enhanced safety features, new exterior colour options, a distinctive interior trim, electronically adjustable, heated front row seats with driver’s massage function, sunroof as standard and external black accent features.

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A More Imposing, Modern, And Prestigious SUV Attitude

A more structured, taut, modern, and hi-tech front end.

Appearing wider and more imposing on the road, C5 Aircross Sport presents a highly confident attitude.  The styling of the front end has had a facelift to become more vertical and modern. The taut lines and vertical stepped construction contribute to visual widening the front end of C5 Aircross Sport.

New C5 Aircross Sport is adorned with a new interpretation of the brand logo, which gradually gains its independence and detaches itself from the daytime running lights, thereby marking a move on from other models in the range, in which the chevrons extended to the daytime running lights via a chrome strip. The chevrons now appear in black lacquer set off in chrome.

They extend visually via a set of increasingly tight chrome and black piano keys that gradually blend into LED daytime running lights. Very subtle, refined, and detailed work has been done in this section to enhance the overall impression.

Citroën identity

Characteristic of the new Citroën identity, the V-shaped day time running lights LED signature is made of a piano keys design which gives a hi-tech and deeper-looking 3D effect to the front lights. Furthermore, the LED housing is now discrete and darker, enhancing and integrating into the black grille and further accentuating the robustness of the vehicle.

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The logo and V-shaped light signature are underlined at the bottom of the grille by a high-quality black lacquered strip carefully designed down to the graphical details: the chevron pattern that starts under the logo moves vertically up to become parallel to the piano keys of the daytime running lights signature.

Beneath the grille, the new styling of the air intake area visually widens the front end of C5 Aircross Sport and gives it a more imposing stance on the road. The air curtains, which have become open and functional, appear to be sculpted by the air and help to improve aerodynamics. The colour of the inserts adorning the air curtains contributes to the vehicle’s appeal with a Gloss Black effect that is matched to the air bumps on the side. The main air intake in the centre also becomes more dynamic and elegant thanks to sharp lines echoing the style of the central air intakes of C4 and C5 X.

The skid plate in the lower area of the front bumper makes the front end more dynamic and gives it a high-quality and prestigious appearance.

A more dynamic profile, a new visual signature at the rear

The new vertical and structured profile of the nose reinforces the perception of power and robustness at first glance. This enhancement is also found at the rear in the new structured headlight lenses. C5 Aircross Sport features a distinctive posture, expressed through its full and generous modelling and its high and horizontal bonnet. The attributes of a powerful and reassuring SUV also appear in its muscular side panels: ground clearance of 182 mm, large 19″ black alloy wheels, all around protection of the Airbumps and wheel arches, distinctive roof bars and a dominating driving position.

In addition, several new style elements on the side panels enhance its elegance and modernity, like the new 19″ diamond-cut black alloy wheels with a very graphic aerodynamic design and a subtle play of colours and materials between aluminium and glossy black; the new Glossy Black colour of the rear-view mirror shells which enhances elegance; the glossy black functional roof bars with a new matt black insert; and the new colour and design for the Airbump® Colour, matching the colours of the front-end inserts.

Completely consistent with the front of the vehicle, C5 Aircross Sport has a new three-dimensional LED light signature at the rear. Without changing size, the lamp unit is now fitted with dark and structured glass, highlighting the three LED lighting modules that constitute the light signature. The graphic elements accentuate the elegance and consistency with the front light signature. As on the front end, the subtle piano key design reinforces the deep 3D effect of the light signature.

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A more elegant and dynamic presentation 

To better meet the expectations of customers, new C5 Aircross Sport utilises a considered colour palette to enhance the upmarket presentation.

C5 Aircross Sport adopts a new Eclipse Blue body colour, a very deep and elegant blue which changes from dark blue to black depending on the external light. The colour range now consolidates around customer-favourite body colours: Polar White, Pearlescent White, Perla Nera Black, Platinum Grey, Steel Grey and the newly added Eclipse Blue.

The new Colour Pack featured on the front air intakes and the Airbump allows C5 Aircross Sport to assert its SUV character and its elegance with the Glossy Black colour. The two-tone black roof and black roof bars add even further refinement to the vehicle.

Responding to customer feedback, a sunroof is now standard on the highly-specified C5 Aircross Sport.

A Passenger Compartment Evolving to Be More Comfortable And Refined

Continuing the upmarket design language as you move inside, the interior of the new C5 Aircross Sport has been given a more dynamic and refined makeover, with improvements to space and comfort that are obvious as soon as you sit inside. The high driving position, the quality of the materials, and the ergonomics and practicality of the interfaces make it a modern and distinguished SUV.

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A new 10″ touchscreen 

C5 Aircross Sport gets a new 10″ touchscreen, up from 8″ in the previous model, that immerses driver and passengers in a more modern passenger compartment. This new, larger screen improves ergonomics by offering direct-access climate controls and a higher reading that allows you to keep your eyes on the road. The vents are now located below the screen and have been modernised with a new sharp, horizontal design. The C5 Aircross Sport is also equipped with satellite navigation, wireless charging and wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity^.

In addition, the fully customisable 12.3″ digital drivers’ display provides all essential and customisable information directly in the driver’s eyeline: navigation map report, information on active driver-assistance systems, etc., ensuring that the driver’s eyes stay on the road for completely safe driving.

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New Citroën Advanced Comfort® seats

C5 Aircross Sport is equipped with the new generation of Citroën Advanced Comfort® seats already present on C4 and C5 X. Made of high-density foam in the core of the seat, an extra 15?mm layer of foam and a specific construction, Citroën Advanced Comfort® seats offer the best in terms of visual comfort, seating comfort and driving comfort, and for the long term thanks to a special type of foam that helps resists sagging over time. To further improve the comfort of the driver and front passenger, the front electronically adjustable seats are heated, and the drivers’ seat is equipped with a massage function.

Furthermore, colours and materials have been refined, with this choice of premium materials reflecting greater comfort and quality. The seats wear a new Paloma Nappa leather trim~, the armrests and the central console are made of a new black leather effect fabric and the dashboard, of a new structured black leather effect insert.

The modernised ambience creates a more elegant, dynamic, and qualitative atmosphere. New blue stitching decorates the seats, door panels and dashboard on all ambiences in a very coherent and elegant way. The interior trim features high-end finishes with a subtle blend between the new perforated Paloma leather with blue Nappa leather~ headrest and seat shoulder accents.

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New central console

The central console, high and large, has been refreshed with a black leather-effect-fabric, enhanced by chrome design lines which underline a more ergonomic layout of controls; a new, elegant, and hi-tech e-Toggle flat style gear selector and a new driving mode selection button. The central console also integrates a large storage area and regroups connectivity with 2 USB-ports and a wireless charger.

The distinctive elements of onboard comfort 

As a distinguished representative of the comfort part of Citroën’s DNA, new C5 Aircross Sport retains characteristics that make it stand out in its segment, contributing to an overall experience focused on wellbeing and ease of use.

The Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® suspension, exclusive to Citroën, enhances absorption of imperfections in the road and ensures that passengers travel in absolute comfort.

C5 Aircross Sport offers three individual sliding, reclining and retractable rear seats, allowing you to enjoy people carrier-level modularity in an SUV. The boot volume offers and impressive range from 580 L to 1,630 L.

Finally, special attention has been paid to the acoustic characteristics, with C5 Aircross Sport benefiting from acoustic laminated front windows which amplify the cocoon effect within the car.

A serene journey thanks to onboard technologies 

C5 Aircross Sport offers a wide range of latest-generation technologies to help improve its occupants’ comfort and safety every day. These include Highway Driver Assist and a level 2 autonomous driving system combining Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop & Go function and the Lane Departure Warning system with unmarked road edge detection.

Additional safety features, as standard, include Autonomous Emergency Braking, blind spot detection, speed limit recognition and recommendation, tyre under-inflation detection, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Braking Distribution and Emergency Braking Assistance, automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application, Dynamic Stability Control, and electronic anti-skid system.

WARRANTY

Citroën C5 Aircross Sport comes with Citroën’s five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty**, five-year roadside assistance~~, and five-year Service Price Promise program^^.

CITROËN FINANCIAL SERVICES***

With a range of finance offerings, including Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) available, customers can enjoy enhanced flexibility and choice through participating Citroën Financial Services retailers, making the journey to purchasing a new Citroën as streamlined and seamless as possible. For further information on Financial Services, please visit: https://www.citroen.com.au/buy/citroen-financial-services.html

CITROËN PRE-PAID SERVICE PLANS~~~

Citroën’s Pre-Paid Service Plans are aimed at providing customers with a simple and flexible approach to servicing their Citroën with certainty and peace of mind. Pre-Paid Service Plans are available to purchase as three or five scheduled services packages, with the plan commencing from the warranty start date. Furthermore, customers can choose to purchase a Pre-Paid Service Plan at the time of new or demonstrator vehicle purchase, or before obtaining their Citroën’s first scheduled service. For further information please visit: https://www.citroen.com.au/maintain/servicing-with-citroen/service-plans.html

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Specifications 

Engine

1.6L Turbo Petrol PureTech Stop & Go system
Capacity: (cc) 1598cc
Cylinders: 4
Max power: 133kW @ 5500rpm
Max torque: 250Nm @ 1650rpm
Fuel system: High pressure direct injection

Transmission

8-speed Efficient Automatic Transmission (EAT8)

Citroën Progressive Hydraulic Cushions Suspension 

Front: Pseudo MacPherson strut, integrated pressurised hydraulic shock absorbers with progressive dampening
Rear: Deformable crossmember, hydraulic pressurised shock absorbers with progressive dampening

Wheels and Tyres

Wheel Size & Tyre: 19″ diameter, 205/55 R19
Space saving spare wheel

Fuel

Fuel tank: 53
City cycle (L/100KM): 6.3
Highway cycle (L/100KM): 5.4
Combined cycle (L/100KM): 5.7
CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) emissions (G/KM) combined: 130

Weights (kg)

Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM): 1995
Tare weight: 1402

BRAKES Front/Rear

Ventilated front discs. Solid rear discs.

CAPACITIES (Litres)

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS (mm)
Length: 4500
Width: 1859 (excluding mirrors)
Height: 1695
Wheelbase: 2730

BOOT VOLUMES (L)
volume seats up (2nd row seats most rearward): 580L
Boot volume seats down: 1,630L

ModelPrice (MLP*)Standard Paint ColourMetallic Paint Colours ($690)!Premium Paint Colour ($1,050)!
Citroën C5 Aircross Sport$54,990Polar WhitePerla Nera Black
Platinum Grey
Steel Grey
Eclipse Blue
Pearlescent White

CITROËN ASSURED SERVICE PRICING^^

Model20,000km/
12 months
40,000km/
24 months
60,000km/
36 months
80,000km/
48 months
100,000km/
60 months
Total
Citroën C5 Aircross Sport$415 $744 $415 $758 $429 $2760

PRE-PAID SERVICE PLAN PRICING~~~:

Model3 Year5 Year
Citroën C5 Aircross Sport$1,100$2,000

* Prices are Citroën Australia Manufacturer’s List Prices only and include GST on the list price but exclude dealer delivery charges and all other government and statutory charges. For the drive away price of Citroën vehicles consumers should be advised to contact their local authorised Citroën dealer.
~ Leather appointed seats are a combination of genuine leather and synthetic materials and are not wholly leather.
^ Compatible Apple® or AndroidTM device required.
** 5-year warranty on all new Citroën passenger vehicles. Subject to terms, conditions and exclusions. Visit https://www.citroen.com.au/citroen-confidence/warranty.html
~~ 5-year roadside assist on all new Citroën vehicles. Subject to terms, conditions and exclusions. Visit https://www.citroen.com.au/maintain/roadside-assist.html
^^ The full terms and conditions of Citroën Service Price Promise Program is available here on our website: https://www.citroen.com.au/maintain/servicing-with-citroen/service-price-promise.html

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