If you want comfort, space and versatility, the new Citroën C5 Aircross is a great choice. The model has been given a makeover to give it greater strength and refinement. It's now available in plug-in hybrid, petrol and diesel versions.
The exterior has been upgraded, with a new front end design, rear light signature, alloy wheels, new colours and materials, a 10" colour touchscreen and new centre console. An upgrade to technology introduces the latest driving assistance and safety features, and up-to-date connectivity.
The plug-in hybrid version has a 180 hp from the PureTech petrol engine and 81.2 kW (110 hp) from the electric motor. This combines to give you a power output of 225 hp and combined torque of 360 Nm. Choose between electric, hybrid and sport modes. The fully electric range is up to 34 miles WLTP.
The 'V' LED light signature on the front has a 3D effect through a 'piano key' design. These daytime running lights give the Citroën C5 Aircross a hi-tech feel. The LED Vision headlights are more discreetly placed giving a sense of real style.
Comfort is paramount on long journeys and the Citroën C5 Aircross has the Citroën Advanced Comfort programme benefits included. For example, the suspension system has been designed to increase absorption of road bumps thus creating a 'flying carpet' effect. The seating benefits from a high-density foam designed not to sag over time. The front seats can be heated and the driver's seat can also be specified with a massage function.
Rear passengers can luxuriate in comfort as there are 3 full sized individual rear seats. Each reclines into 5 different positions, making individual comfort blissfully simple. The rear seats slide forward and fold flat for when you want more boot space. Talking of which, the boot can expand to 1,630 litres with the rear seats down. The tailgate is hands-free for easy opening when your hands are full.
The large range of driver assistance systems move towards semi-autonomous driving. Active safety braking, keyless entry and start, intelligent beam headlights, trailer stability control with towbar, coffee break alert, collision hazard alert, sign recognition, active lane departure warning and reversing cameras are just a selection of the technology available to you.
The sensibly placed 10" touchscreen allows you to control things like on-board climate, emergency assistance, traffic condition reporting, smartphone apps and tunes (compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay).