New Citroen C5 Aircross shortlisted for European Car of the Year

New Citroen C5 Aircross shortlisted for European Car of the Year

Added: 30 November 2018

The new Citroen C5 Aircross SUV has been shortlisted for European Car of the Year 2019.

The robust C5 Aircross is among seven cars that have been nominated for the award, which will be announced prior to the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The Car of the Year jury is made up of some 60 industry journalists from 23 European countries. The winning car will be judged on such criteria as safety, value-for-money, design, technology, comfort and eco-friendliness.

The new C5 Aircross will be available at Chapelhouse Citroen from early February 2019, though orders can be taken beginning in December.

The bold SUV boasts a muscular design, yet its flowing shape is punctuated with Citroen’s now-trademark Airbump panels to protect from bumps and scrapes.

Pricing will start at £23,255 with the Feel trim. Two further spec levels, Flair and Flair Plus, will allow for increased tech and personalisation options, including 20 latest-generation driver assistance systems (including Active Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Monitoring, Advanced Active Safety Brake) and six advances connectivity capabilities.

The C5 Aircross has exciting new features such as ConnectedCAM Citroen and Wireless Smartphone Charging. The interior is equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and the latest 8-inch HD touchscreen as standard.

Thirty possible exterior colour combinations includes seven body colours (Polar White, Pearl Black, Steel Grey, Platinum Grey, Volcano Red, Opalescent White and Tijuca Blue), and three separate Colour Packs (Silver, Red and White). Exterior colours can also be combined with Pearl Black roof.

The spacious C5 Aircross offers excels when it comes to comfort and storage. The wide, comfortable seats have 15mm-thick foam which ensures softness and durability. The front seats are filled with high-density foam to avoid poor posture after long periods of travel, and even have a multi-point massage system.

Meanwhile, each of the three rear seats are capable of sliding, folding and reclining, while the best-in-class boot offers 580 to 720 litres of space. A whopping 1630 litres is available when the rear seats are fully folded.

Under the bonnet, the new C5 Aicross is powered by a range of highly-efficient, high-performance PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines. Its automatic gearbox is powered thanks to the latest-generation EAT8 fully automatic gearbox.

Visit your local Chapelhouse Citroen dealership in Southport or St Helens to book your test drive in the new Citroen C5 Aircross, or click here for more info.

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