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Published on February 3rd, 2022 | by Subhash Nair

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Citroen C5 Aircross Facelift Will NOT Be Coming To Malaysia

The C5 Aircross facelift arrives, but only for the markets where it worked the first time.

The Citroën C5 Aircross, once put in the pipeline for local production in Gurun, will probably not be coming to Malaysia in any way, shape or form now that Bermaz Auto Alliance has decided to put its sales efforts into the Peugeot arm of Stellantis. Nevertheless, globally, the C5 Aircross has been given a facelift and it remains relatively popular in other parts of the world, selling over 260,000 units since its 2018 launch, so we feel compelled to share information with our readers about this new and improved Citroën counterpart to the Peugeot 3008.

In a nutshell, the C5 Aircross has been given a makeover that’s more prestigious, modern and dynamic. It sports sharper exterior styling and better materials and colours on the inside. The biggest departure comes in the form of the new and more matured look of the car.

The entire bodywork has been shifted away from curves and into more straight and structured lines. The face of the car is more vertical and modern, while also being visually a wider looking front end. A new interpretation of the Citroën brand logo adorns the front end and it detaches itself from the daytime running light graphic, marking a shift in design language from other models.

The chevrons of the logo are now in black lacquer set off in chrome. A set of tight chrome and black piano keys blend them into the headlight cluster subtley. This ‘piano key’ design theme is extended to the LED signature and gives the front lights a hi-tech and deeper looking 3D effect. The LED Vision projector is more discrete and darker.

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Here’s the press release with more information.

PRESS RELEASE

MORE ELEGANT AND DYNAMIC CUSTOMISATION

In order to better meet the expectations of customers in the C-SUV segment, New C5 Aircross relies on elegant customisation to significantly improve the vehicle’s move upmarket.

C5 Aircross 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 range has now narrowed around prestigious and customers favourite body colours: Polar White, Pearlescent White, Perla Nera Black, Platinum Grey, Steel Grey and the new colour called Eclipse Blue.

The new colours of the Colour Packs feature on the front air intakes and the Airbump®. Four new Colour Packs, which allow C5 Aircross to assert its SUV character and its elegance: Glossy Black, Dark Chrome, Anodized Bronze and Energetic Blue. The two-tone black roof and black roof bars from the Shine finish add even more refinement to the vehicle.

A PASSENGER COMPARTMENT EVOLVING TO BE MORE COMFORTABLE AND REFINED

Following the move to make the exterior more upmarket, the interior of the New C5 Aircross has been given a more dynamic and refined makeover, with improvements to space and comfort that are obvious as soon as you set off. The high driving position, the perceived quality of the materials and the ergonomics and practicality of the interfaces make it a modern and distinguished SUV.

A NEW 10” TOUCHSCREEN

C5 Aircross gets a new 10” touchscreen that appears to float on the dashboard and 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 new 10” touchscreen will be fitted to the petrol and diesel versions with navigation, and from the Feel version for hybrids.

In addition, the fully customisable 12”3 digital display provides all essential and customisable information directly in the driver’s eye-line: navigation map report, information on active driver-assistance systems, information on the operating status of the hybrid engine, etc. – ensuring that the driver’s eyes stay on the road for completely safe driving.

NEW CITROËN ADVANCED COMFORT® SEATS

C5 Aircross 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 resists sagging over time. To further improve the comfort of the driver and front passenger, the front seats can be heated and massaged.

Furthermore, colours and materials have been refined, with a choice of premium materials to highlight comfort and higher quality. The seats, wear a new structured and contemporary fabric for mid-range versions, a new soft-touch Alcantara on the Shine level, as well as a new high-end perforated leather option. 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 entry-level ambience and the four new Advanced Comfort ambiences create a more elegant, dynamic and qualitative atmosphere. New Blue stiching decorates the seats, door panels and dash board on all ambiences in a very coherent and elegant way. The Wild Black ambience replaces the Wild Grey ambience, with a new flamine black structured fabric mixed with a new grey leather-effect fabric and the blue stitching. The Urban Black ambience combines a new Alcantara black and a black leather-effect fabric. The Metropolitan Black ambience replaces the current Metropolitan Grey with a new black grained leather and the new grey leather-effect fabric. Finally, the Hype Black ambience has been refreshed to decorate the high-end finishes with a subtle blend between the new perforated Paloma leather and Blue Nappa leather.

Citroen C5 Aircross rear

NEW CENTRAL CONSOLE

The central console, high and large, has been modernised with a black leather-effect-fabric enhanced by chrome design lines which underline, on automatic gearboxes, a more ergonomic layout of controls: a new, elegant and hi-tech e-Toggle gear selector, a new driving mode selection button incorporating the Grip Control function and, on the plug-in-hybrid versions, an intuitive choice of the driving mode (Electric, Hybrid or Sport). The central console also integrates a large storage trail regrouping the connectivity with 2 USB-ports and a wireless charger.

STILL A BENCHMARK FOR ON-BOARD PEACE OF MIND

THE DISTINCTIVE ELEMENTS OF ON-BOARD COMFORT

As a distinguished representative of the comfort part of Citroën’s DNA, New C5 Aircross retains characteristics that make it stand out in its segment, contributing to an overall experience focused on well-being 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, with a real “flying carpet” effect.

The only SUV in the segment to offer three individual sliding, reclining and retractable rear seats, allowing you to enjoy people carrier-level modularity in a real SUV. The boot volume is a record for the segment: from 580 L to 720 L in the petrol and diesel versions and from 460 L to 600 L for the hybrid version.

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

PLUG-IN HYBRID: ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE OF COMFORT

The offer of a plug-in hybrid engine for mid-range versions further enhances on-board well-being, thanks to the benefits of electric driving for daily journeys up to 55 km and unlimited driving range for long journeys using the petrol engine.

The plug-in-hybrid motorisation allows a driving in silence and absence of vibrations in electric mode up to 135 km/h, offers an instant availability of 320 Nm of torque, ensuring permanent user comfort by guaranteeing dynamic pick-up at all times. With zero CO2 emissions it gives the freedom to access urban areas where petrol and diesel vehicles are banned.

Users of the C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid also benefit from a range of services to facilitate charging: with management either directly in the vehicle or from their smartphone, as well as the possibility of programming charging times. Charging is fast, with a full charge completed in less than two hours on a Wall-box.

A SERENE JOURNEY THANKS TO ON-BOARD TECHNOLOGIES

C5 Aircross offers a wide range of latest-generation technologies to improve its occupants’ comfort and safety every day. New C5 Aircross drivers benefit from 20 benchmark driver-assistance systems in the compact SUV segment. These include Highway Driver Assist, a level 2 autonomous driving system, combining Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop & Go function and the Active Lane Departure Warning system, while providing an enhanced feeling of safety thanks to permanent support driver-assistance.

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Length: 4,500 mm

Width: 1,840 mm

Height: 1,670 (with roof bars)

Wheelbase: 2,730 mm

Ground clearance: 230 mm

Wheel size: 720 mm

Boot volume (petrol and diesel engines): 580 L to 720 L, and up to 1,630 L with seats folded down

Boot volume (hybrid engine): 460 L to 600 L

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