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Citroen C5 Aircross SUV launched; prices begin at INR 29.90L

The much-awaited flagship SUV from the French carmaker has finally gone on sale.

The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV has made its way to the Indian market with an introductory (but still expensive) price of INR 29.90L. The SUV can be had in either of the two variants – Feel and Shine.

The former variant is available in either a single-tone or a dual-tone paintscheme priced at INR 29.90L and INR 30.40L, respectively whereas the top-of-the-line Shine variant is priced at INR 31.90L for both, the single and dual-tone options.

As standard, you get automatic wipers and headlights, 18-inch alloys, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 8-inch touchscreen, powered driver seat, dual-zone climate control, hands-free parking, 6 airbags, ESC, TC, to name a few. The Shine spec takes things up a notch with LED headlamps, panoramic sunroof, hands-free tailgate.

Pop the hood and you’ll see a 2.0L Diesel motor with 177hp and 400Nm of torque mated to an 8-speed auto ‘box. The C5 Aircross comes with what Citroen calls a Progressive Hydraulic Cushion-equipped suspension system which can filter out the bumps in roads to provide the occupants inside with a comfortable ride.

On paper, the Citroen C5 Aircross rivals the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass and the soon-to-be-launched VW Tiguan. However, with the sort of pricing, the locally-made C5 Aircross is carrying, it even happens to go against the likes of the all-conquering Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.

A tough decision to make – which SUV will it be?

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Chirag Khanna

I can look at the headlights of a car and can tell which car it is. I am an automobile and motorsports (specializes in F1) geek, for starters. For the main-course, I write.

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