2020 Citroen C5 Aircross has been spied testing. The test was carried under International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) and it appears that Citroen India is carrying the tests for the India-bound versions. It also appears that the test mules are premium-spec Europe-bound models that are brought here. For the foreign market, Citroen offers four models of the C5 in total, two diesel and two petrol.
For the starters, there’s a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder motor that churns out 131 PS of power and 230 Nm of torque, this model only offers a 6-speed manual transmission set-up. Above the aforementioned variant is the 1.6-litre motor with optional 8-speed automatic transmission other than a 6-speed manual transmission.
2020 Citroen C5 Aircross motor makes 181 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. The diesel motors are available in 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre set-up. The 1.5-litre diesel mill can be mated to an optional 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission and makes 131 PS with 300 Nm. The latter is available only with an automatic transmission and makes 181 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque. Apart from all this, Citroen is likely to house a hybrid powertrain with a max juice of 60km electric-only.
Suspension duties are to be looked after by Citroen’s expertise and the C5 Aircross will come equipped with a Progressive Hydraulic Cushion system. This adds two hydraulic stops to a regular shock absorber where in both the units alter the compression and rebound, thereby improving the ride quality with added comfort.
The global 2020 Citroen C5 Aircross models have a host of safety features. The likes of adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, ABS, park assistance, driver attention and lane monitoring system are all included. The Indian-spec C5 Aircross will pack in all the features but the radar-based safety tech. However, the AWD feature hasn’t been confirmed yet.
In the line, the C5 Aircross will be followed by the smaller C3 Aircross and another international model that’ll be debuted soon. Citroen is aiming at localization of their cars to a good extent, probably powertrains and gearboxes as well. The Indian market will receive 1.5-litre turbo petrol based on the 1.6-litre petrol version, but that’s held back for the Q3/Q4 of FY 2020.