Citroen: Class & Performance

The Citroen Aircross C5 is a uniquely positioned SUV for the Indian market. It promises with its looks and keeps those promises with its performance


By Auto Crat

If you are looking for looks and performance, Citroen has an offering for India that may suit your palette. The Citroen C5 Aircross is a premium SUV from the French brand in India. The Citroen C5 Aircross also happens to be the first and the only product from Citroen in the country.

Paced against the well-established rivals, the Citroen C5 Aircross promises to deliver supreme ride comfort that is claimed to be the best in class. It is powered by a 2.0-L diesel engine that churns out 177 PS and 400 Nm of peak torque.

For over a century now, Citroën has dedicated itself to designing and engineering not just cars, but a lifestyle. As the company puts it: “One that is inspired by your life and your well-being with our innovative design and creativity.”

With a muscular profile and plenty of attitude, the new Citroën C5 Aircross SUV redefines the feel of its class. Imposing and bold, it’s elegantly contemporary in every detail, without a trace of arrogance. At the front, there’s the unmistakable double chevron design and powerful curved side panels.

The 360° glazed surfaces are highlighted by a dynamic chromed ‘C’ motif. The rear lights feature four rectangular 3D LED modules, which emphasize the vehicle’s broad stance.

The Citroen C5 Aircross is one of the most acclaimed and popular models from the house of Citroen. Prices for this SUV start from Rs 32.24 Lakh and goes up to Rs. 33.78 lakh and buyers can pick from as many as 3 different versions. The prices have risen since.

The transmission option on the Citroen C5 Aircross is limited to automatic only. Some of the main rivals include Volkswagen Tiguan, Jeep Meridian and Jeep Compass Trailhawk. The Citroen C5 Aircross is one of the most popular cars in the SUV segment in India.

Citroen C5 Aircross has 3 variants ranging from Rs. 32.24 Lakh to Rs. 33.78 Lakh. Under the hood, C5 Aircross is powered by a 4 cylinder, 1997 cc, DW10FC. It is able to produce 400 Nm @ 2000 rpm torque and 174.33 bhp @ 3750 rpm power with a fuel efficiency/mileage of 18.6 kmpl. Citroen C5 Aircross can store up to 52 Litres fuel in one go at max.

The Citroen C5 Aircross is available in 4 variants and 4 colours. Here are more Citroen C5 Aircross details such as prices, specifications and mileage.

The detailed Citroen C5 Aircross comparison helps you compare the SUV with its rivals. DriveSpark brings you every Citroen C5 Aircross information you would ever need.

Dimensions & Measurements
– Length 4500 mm
– Width 2099 mm
– Height 1710 mm

Wheel Base
– Ground Clearance 2730 mm

– Fuel tank Capacity 52 Litres

Boot space: 580 Litres

Front Tyre Size: 235/55 R18

Rear Tyre Size 235/55 R18.

  • Variants :
  • C5 Aircross Feel-                       Rs.32.24 Lakh*
  • C5 Aircross Feel DualTone-       Rs.32.74 Lakh*
  • C5 Aircross Shine-                     Rs.33.78 Lakh*
  • C5 Aircross Shine DualTone-      Rs.33.78 Lakh*

    Features :
    Intuitive Technology :
  • -LED Vision Projector Headlamps
  • -LED Daytime Running Lamps, 3D LED Rear lamps & LED Turn Indicators On ORVM
  • -31.24cm Customizable TFT Instrument Cluster
  • -Central 20.32cm Capacitive Touch Screen with Apple Carplay™ / Android Auto
  • -Front seats: Driver Seat Electric Adjustment (Height, Fore / Aft And Backrest Angle)
  • -Hands-Free Electric TailGate

Exclusively developed by Citroën, the suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions redefines pure driving comfort. It smoothes large bumps and minor road surface imperfections, making the New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV feel like a flying carpet. Stability and dynamics are also assured. Welcome to the best of both worlds.

Taking inspiration from contemporary furniture, the seats in the New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV provide unmatched lounge-like comfort on the move. With broad cushions and seat backs, they combine high density foam at the heart of each seat and a thick, textured foam at the surface. Perfect support and softness are guaranteed, whether it’s the shortest of trips or the longest of journeys.

The New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV has a roomy 580l boot, but this is just the beginning of the story. Move the rear seats to their furthest forward position and you’ve got up to 720l, giving you the most generous boot in its class #. With the modular rear seats folded away, there’s an amazing 1630l of boot space. Accessing all this flexible space is effortless too, because of the Hands-Free Electric Tailgate , which you can simply open and close by moving your foot under the rear bumper and have the option to close with a touch of a button as well.

With 3 independent adjustable rear seats of the same width, the New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV provides the same level of comfort and space, wherever you’re sitting. With multiple reclining positions and the ability to slide up to 150 mm, they are comfortably accommodating. The modular and flexible rear seat design offers fold-away rear seats that provide a perfectly flat floor for generous luggage-carrying capacity.

Part of being truly comfortable when you’re travelling is having a perfect place for everything you need. The New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV has plenty of useful storage solutions. The large compartment under the central armrest has a section that can carry a 1.5l bottle, whilst the glove box and door pockets are roomy too. You’ll also appreciate the large storage area at the front of the centre console.

1.24 cm TFT DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL THE LATEST 20.32 cm TOUCHSCREEN INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM SMART DIGITAL DISPLAYS The New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV is equipped with a crystal-clear 31.24 cm TFT digital instrument panel for lucid display
With its sharp display and instant responses, it offers you a choice to connect to AM/FM Radio, portable devices through USB, and your smartphone for a seamless experience. This smart screen also offers the option to control the Air-Conditioning System.

It also displays the Reverse Camera input and the unique Coffee Break Alert. In addition, it controls the unique Park Assist feature for Parallel and Perpendicular parking with Automatic Steering control. With 3 Personalisation modes and 3 Ambience options of Brown, Blue and Red, the two digital displays are customisable for your taste and mood.

Optimal Smartphone usage on the go
The latest 20.32 cm touchscreen brings you instant responses and clear usability of your smartphone. Ideally placed for safe use, it enables you to access and enjoy the features of your smartphone and stay connected with it on the road. In other words, you get everything you need to enjoy complete peace of mind, everywhere.

Unique Coffee Break Alert
When it’s time to take a break, this system sends you a warning. It activates once you’ve been driving for 2 hours continuously at more than 65 km/h.

Fog lights with static cornering function
 Providing an additional light beam on the inside of bends, this innovation makes tricky bends and junctions safer and easier to navigate.

Panoramic Life:
Interior: Metropolitan Grey – Grey Grained Leather/Graphite Cloth With Advanced Comfort Seats
-Opening Panoramic Sunroof

Flying Carpet Effect :
-Citroen Advanced Comfort – Suspension With Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
-Acoustic Laminated Front Windows & Windscreen.

Cocooned in Comfort :
-3 Independent Full-Size Rear Seats With Adjustable Recline Angle
-Dual Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control with Rear AC Vents
-Air Quality System (AQS): Pollen Filter + Activated Carbon Filter + Active Odour Filter
-6-Airbags (Front Driver & Passenger 2, Front Seat Side 2 and Curtain 2)

Driving Aids:

  • Engine Stop & Start
  • Park Assist Pack – (Automatic Parking Guidance For Bay Parking Plus Parallel Parking Entry And Exit)
  • Grip Control – Standard, Snow, All Terrain (Mud, Damp Grass etc.), Sand And Traction Control Off
  • Electronic Stability Program, Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • Coffee Break Alert


Engine                                                           DW10FC

Fuel Type                                                       Diesel

No. Of Cylinders                                              4

Displacement, cc                                            1997

Max. Engine Output, PS (kW) @ rpm         177 PS (130 kW) @ 3750 rpm

Max. Torque, Nm @ rpm                                400 Nm @ 2000 rpm

Fuel Efficiency (Kmpl)-                                    18.6


Overall Length, mm –                                          4500

Overall Width (Mirrors Open), mm –                      2099

 Overall Height (Unladen), mm-                           1710

Wheel Base, mm –                                              2730Min.

Turning Circle Radius (m) –                                  5.35

Boot Space, L-                                                  580 / 720 (w/Rear Seats In Forward Position) / 1630 (w/Rear Seats Folded)

Suspension :


-Macpherson Strut Suspension With Double Progressive Hydraulic Cushions

-Compression And Rebound


-Twist Beam Axle With Single Progressive Hydraulic Cushions

– Compression


Front –                                           Disc

Rear –                                            Disc

Steering –                                     Tilt & Telescopic

Wheels :

Tyres –                                              235 / 55 R18

Wheels –                                      ‘’SWIRL’’ Two Tone Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

Spare Wheel –                                235 / 55 R18 Alloy