Citroen has “dabbled” with hybrids a few years ago.
So, in 2011, the world saw the hatchback Citroen DS5 Hybrid4.
However, at the forefront of such a car brand to put was not going. Now times have changed, and with them and the position of the automaker. The company wants to implement a hybrid version of the all-new model.
This work started with the Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid, which from the standard SUV has only special nameplates and decor blue. On the technical side of hybrid Aircross unified with related hybrids Peugeot 3008 and DS 7 Crossback with the difference that the “charge” to it less, and drive uncontested to the front.
The movement novelty leads a 1.6-liter “turboservice” capacity of 180 HP, working in conjunction with 8АКПП 110-strongest engine. The total output of such power plant is 225 HP, making it the most powerful in the lineup.
Thanks to the battery with a capacity of 13.2 kWh Aircross hybrid can drive on only electricity is about 50 kilometers. And the claimed fuel consumption is only 1.7 liters for each “hundreds” of kilometers. Maximum speed in electric mode up to 135 km/h With proprietary devices Wallbox to fully charge the battery will require less than two hours.
Li-ion battery placed under the rear seats, but the trunk volume is still decreased, 460-600 580-720 liters vs litres. Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid will be produced where the main modifications in the factory in the French Rennes-lja-Zhane.
In the European market the novelty will appear only in summer 2020 with a price tag ranging from 39 950 euros.